Trent Alexander Arnold remains classified as a defender for the 2023/24 Fantasy Premier League.
But the Liverpool right-back now costs £8.0 million, up from £7.5 million in Gameweek 1 last season.
That makes him the second most expensive starting defender in Fantasy, surpassed only by Chelsea’s £8.5 million John Terry in 2005/06.
While Alexander-Arnold still plays in defender when his side are off the ball, his role as a central midfielder when Liverpool are in possession suggests he could be well worth the extra outlay. Andrew Robertson (£6.5 million).
Alexander-Arnold produced a goal, seven assists and 60 points in the Reds’ last 10 games last season following their change of tactics.
Robertson, on the other hand, managed just two assists and 28 points.
Mac Allister a bargain?
New arrival Alexis MacAllister has the potential to become a budget jewel in Liverpool’s 3-2-2-3 formation.
The Argentinian costs just £6.0 million, less than half of the £12.5 million Mohammed Salah.
Mac Allister is expected to take on the role of central attacking midfielder behind a front three after signing from Brighton & Hove Albion.
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Notably, he flourished in a similar role for his former club in the second half of last season.
Mac Allister’s total of 58 shots and 23 shots on target, both placed among the top five players in Fantasy from Gameweek 20.
Elsewhere, all three promoted clubs can offer great value from the start of the campaign.
Luton Town’s friendly early schedule makes Carlton Morris(£5.5m) an attractive choice as a third striker for the opening squad of managers.
The Hatters avoid all of last season’s top-five teams in the first 10 weeks of play.
Morris was a huge success in his debut campaign for the club last season, scoring 20 of their 57 Championship goals and assisting a further seven.
In our defense, Burnley’s Connor Roberts and center back for Sheffield UnitedAnel Ahmedhodzic (both £4.5 million) pose a strong attack threat.
Right-back Roberts played a key role in Vincent Kompany’s 2022-23 championship winners, netting four goals and six assists.
Sheff Utd’s Ahmedhodzic is a huge threat from the set pieces, producing six goals and two assists in 34 Championship games last season.
Also in this series
Part 1: Haaland equals record as Salah drops
Part 2: Tricky midfield decisions
Part 4: Big changes for Rashford and Sterling
Part 5: Saka costs the same as Odegaard
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