FIFA 18: The best FUT Premier League squad you can assemble for under £200k

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Player prices are expected to drop tremendously in the build-up to FIFA’s Team of the Season event which begins on April 27 – so get those bargains in now

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Imminently, there'll be a crop of brilliant players on the market once this year's Team of the Season is revealed. You’d be wise, then, to liquidate your FUT club or splash those spare coins on sure-fire investments with that event on the horizon. 

On that note, here’s our pick for the best Premier League squad under £200k while we await Team of the Season...

Asmir Begovic

Begovic’s card might not look like much at first glance, but it’s the closest thing to David de Gea in the Premier League you’ll get. The Bosnia international’s ‘saves with feet’ trait makes him brilliant at stopping driven shots.

The 30-year-old’s huge frame also makes him good at saving long shots, but like every goalie, he can’t stop ‘em all. At sub-2,000 coins, though, Begovic would make a fine addition to your squad until TOTS.

Potential cost: £1.3k

FUT Birthday Kouyate

West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate was included in EAs FUT Birthday promotion which earned him an upgraded special card and a position change. His card’s role was changed from CDM to CB, thus making him one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League thanks to his impressive speed, height and strength.

His defensive stats are just slightly above average, but a Shadow chemistry style nearly maxes out his pace and defensive stats.

Potential cost: £36k

In-Form Nacho Monreal

IF Monreal offers a great alternative to the likes of IF Marcos Alonso and Ashley Young thanks to his decent pace and solid defensive stats. He doesn’t have any exceptional features, but he can get the job done for you at left-back.

He’d be most effective with an Anchor chemistry style as it’ll boost his jumping and also provide him with a much-needed increase in strength.

Potential cost: £25k

Michael Keane

With 88 strength and 83 jumping, Everton’s Keane can act as a solid stop-gap in your backline until the TOTS promotion commences. You’ll need to use an Anchor chemistry style on him to boost his aggression from 68 to a more usable 78.

Standing at 6ft 3in and possessing good physical stats, Keane is unlikely to lose aerial duels – unless he’s up against the likes of Ruud Gullit and R9, that is.

Potential cost: £1.2k

Antonio Valencia

We’re slightly past midway in the FUT cycle, and believe it or not Valencia is still one of the best right-backs – not only in the Premier League, but the entire game.

He’s got 85 strength but feels far stronger to play with considering the way he shrugs players off the ball with a shoulder barge. Few stars can go shoulder-to-shoulder with the Ecuador international and come out on top.

With his 87-rated pace he’s capable of chasing down most strikers, although players with similar pace stats but higher agility will outrun him. Still, at just £13k, leave it to Valencia to protect your team’s right flank.

Potential cost: £13k

MOTM Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Southampton’s Hojbjerg is easily one of the most overlooked special cards in the Premier League. His stats aren’t the best, but they make for a competent midfield enforcer who’s capable of cracking off dangerous shots from outside the 18-yard area thanks to his 81 long shot stat.

With 75 defending, you’ll need to slap a Shadow chemistry style on to make him better at cutting passing lanes and marking players.

Potential cost: £16k