The 11 best cheap Premier League players for your FIFA 19 Ultimate Team
It’s always tricky putting together a cheap Premier League starter squad in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, as players from the world's most popular league tend to be particularly expensive.
But we’re here to help with that, courtesy of the best cheap Premier League FUT squad you can build before you start raking in enough coins to set up an elite squad.
GK: Rui Patricio
Potential Cost: 1.9k
In FIFA 18, Asmir Begovic was the go-to Premier League goalkeeper due to his ‘saves with feet’ trait which allowed him to block low, driven shots. But now that EA have made such strikes more difficult to execute, Begovic has relinquished his title of the best cheap Premier League goalkeeper.
Wolves shot-stopper Rui Patricio, who can be bought for just 1,900 coins, is now the leading option for those on a budget. The Portuguese consistently pulls off excellent saves, although just like any other goalkeeper on FIFA he's liable to concede some funny goals from time to time.
RB: Serge Aurier
Potential Cost: 4.5k
Costing only 4,500 coins, you can’t go wrong with Aurier as your right-back on FIFA 19. With his base jumping rated at 94, the Ivory Coast international is unlikely to come out second best in aerial duels.
Aurier’s rashness is one of the reasons he’s not Mauricio Pochettino’s first-choice right-back, but on FIFA his 86 aggression rating allows him to go shoulder to shoulder with many of the game's best attackers. The Spurs man is a great alternative to the costly Antonio Valencia and Kyle Walker.
Potential Cost: 11k
Davinson Sanchez and Virgil Van Dijk are widely regarded as the Premier League's best centre-backs on FUT, but Sokratis isn't too far behind them. The Greek's key stats are his pace, defending and physicality, which go up to 74, 93 and 87 respectively, while an anchor chemistry style makes him capable of outmuscling most opposition strikers.
The Arsenal man’s passing is quite poor, though, so be sure to only play safe passes with him. Overall, he's a fine defender to have in your team - particularly for just 11,000 coins.
CB: Antonio Rudiger
Potential Cost: 5k
Rudiger has made a fantastic start to life under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, and he's no less effective on FIFA 19. The German's base stats may not be the best, but his 6ft 3in frame and anchor chemistry style mean he becomes one of the foremost defenders in the Premier League. He complements Sokratis well, too.
LB: Ben Davies
Potential Cost: 2.5k
Danny Rose proved to be the most reliable budget left-back in FIFA 18, but he’s now passed that baton to Tottenham team-mate Davies.
The Welshman's card doesn’t stand out at first glance - none of his stats are over 80 - but it's still early in the game and he's good enough to get the better of most attackers even without a chemistry style boost. Davies also receives 85 additional in-game stats which boost his pace, defending and physicality.