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Fantasy Premier League: Cheap alternatives to add to your team for the second half of the season

Here are some cheap alternatives to the big money signings to add to your fantasy team.

We are now into the second half of the 2021/22 campaign and many football fans will be using this time to implement their ‘wild card’ in their Fantasy Premier League side.

Whether you have taken Mohamed Salah out while he is at AFCON or your so-called ‘stars’ are just simply not performing for you, we have some in-form players that you can add to your team on the cheap.

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Goalkeepers

Kasper Schmeichel - £4.8m

Possibly the most obvious of the cheaper keepers is Kasper Schmeichel.

The Dane has been consistently one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League for years now and is a bargain at £4.8 million.

The Leicester City star has 58 points this season and three clean sheets in the league so far.

Jose Sa - £5.2m

Wolves’ Jose Sa has been in stellar form in recent weeks and has only conceded three goals in his last nine appearances.

The 29-year-old has a total of 95 points this season.

Robert Sanchez - £4.6m

Brighton & Hove Albion have impressed this season and their goalkeeper now has six clean sheets in 19 league appearances.

The Spaniard has picked up 69 fantasy points this season.

Defenders

Conor Coady - £4.6m

Just like Wolves’ goalkeeper, their defence have also been very solid this season too.

Conor Coady has impressed as of late and scored their second in the 3-1 win over Southampton at the weekend.

Max Kilman - £4.5m

Max Kilman has become a consistent part of Wolves defence this season.

The 24-year-old has eight clean sheets so far and has earned 77 points.

Marc Cucurella - £5.1m

Marc Cucurella has enjoyed a decent start to life in the Premier League since his summer move to Brighton.

The 23-year-old has made 17 league appearances for the Seagulls, picking up 68 points.

Midfielders

Emile Smith Rowe - £5.9m

Emile Smith Rowe will already be a popular figure in many fans’ fantasy teams but is still pretty cheap considering his form.

The England international has eight goals in the league this season - the same number as Son Heung-min and more than Bruno Fernandes, who would both set you back into double figures.

Maxwel Cornet - £5.9m

Maxwel Cornet has been superb for Burnley since he joined in the summer, scoring six goals in 10 Premier League appearances.

The Ivory Coast international would be one to add ahead of his return from the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

Raphinha - £6.5m

Raphinha is slightly more expensive than the previous two, however the Brazilian’s stats are well worth it.

Despite Leeds United’s poor form this season, Raphinha has scored eight goals and assisted another two - picking up an impressive 90 points in the process.

Attackers

Emmanuel Dennis - £6.1m

With eight goals in 18 appearances for Watford this season, Dennis has been one of the best strikers in the Premier League so far.

Despite the Hornets’ position in the table, the forward has earned himself 94 fantasy points.

Armando Broja - £5.2m

Armando Broja has been getting better and better since he joined Southampton on loan, scoring five goals in the league.

The Chelsea loanee has 62 points so far and has become undroppable for the Saints.

Allan Saint-Maximin - £6.6m

Allan Saint-Maximin has the third most fantasy points of any attacker so far this season (83).

The Frenchman has been one of Newcastle United’s few positives of their campaign and will cost you significantly less than the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamie Vardy and Michail Antonio.