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The 11 best cheap Premier League players for your FIFA 18 Ultimate Team

Heed advice from Phillip Ekuwem when building your FIFA 18 starter squad, with the best Premier League XI for under 50k coins

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FIFA Ultimate Team is back, and better than ever – but with that comes the arduous task of building an entirely new squad to do battle with in online and single player seasons, as well as the many weekend leagues that lie ahead.

Premier League players are generally overpriced compared to their counterparts in other European Leagues, but thankfully England’s top flight remains stocked with a host of quality players who won’t eat up all of your virtual currency.

(Please note: Player prices are likely to go up as we approach the first Weekend League, so snap these players up fast.)

Asmir Begovic (GK)

Potential cost: 2.8k

It’s much harder to defend in FIFA 18, so one world-class save from your goalkeeper could be the difference between a win and a dab-filled defeat. Hence, you’ll want to have a competent guardian between your posts.

Rated at 83, Begovic is capable of making similar saves to the likes of David de Gea and Gigi Buffon. With 82 reflexes, you can expect the former Chelsea man to frustrate your opponent.

Davide Zappacosta (RB)

Potential cost: 4.4k

Zappacosta arrived at Chelsea with a bang, scoring a (self-confessed fluke) worldie against Qarabag in September that immediately put Victor Moses’s place under threat. He’s not too bad in FIFA 18 either, thanks to attributes that’ll make him an extra attacking outlet in your team if you like to have your full-backs overlapping at every opportunity.

The Italian’s 82 pace allows him to keep up with most players, and his crossing ability is deadly when combined with a powerful forward.

Andreas Christensen (CB)

Potential cost: 1.4k

Having spent the last two seasons proving himself on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, Christensen has finally been called upon by Antonio Conte for a more prominent role in his squad that’s likely to increase as the season progresses.

He doesn’t have to wait to get his chance on your team, though – the Dane is good enough to man your defence and thwart incoming attacks early on.

Eliaquim Mangala (CB)

Potential cost: 3.5k

Lest we forget, Mangala was once British football’s most expensive defender – but given that he’s long been on the peripheries of Pep Guardiola’s squad, the Frenchman probably isn’t the first stopper who comes to mind.

Mangala, though, is borderline OP (‘overpowered’; fine value) in FIFA 18, with 85 physicality and 79 defending that will make him a brick wall in your backline.