I’ve had a look at the stats in a bit more detail to give you my views of the best attacking defenders in fantasy premier league.
|1||McAuley (WBA) – £5.4m||2||1||4|
|2||Baines (Everton) – £7.7m||2||0||6|
|3||Terry (Chelsea) – £6.4m||1||1||3|
|4||Lovren (Southampton) – £5.8m||1||1||6|
|5||Huth (Stoke) – £5.4m||0||2||3|
|6||Caulker (Cardiff) – £5.0m||2||0||3|
|7||Coleman (Everton) – £5.5m||1||1||6|
|8||Evra (Man Utd) – £6.3m||0||2||3|
|9||Enrique (Liverpool) £5.8||0||2||4|
|10||Zabaleta (Man City) £6.1m||0||2||4|
Here’s a few words on each.
McAuley: Until 2 games ago he had just the 1 goal but its a goal and an assist in his last 2 games and looks a constant menace at free kicks and corners
Baines: I’ve checked abut 3 times to see that he hasn’t got any assists. One of the few players with regular free kick duties
Terry: Looks a threat in the air from every set piece
Lovren: Another player who looks strong at set pieces. Would have been 2 goals if it weren’t for Lallana’s calf at Old Trafford
Huth: Hasn’t scored but has good goal scoring history plus good underlying stats.
Coleman: Only returns have come from the opening day but always getting forward and creating chances
Evra: Hasn’t been the set piece threat of last year but getting forward and creating chances still
Enrique: has had strong attacking instincts since his Newcastle days. Will suit Rodgers wing back position in 3 -5 2
Zabaleta: Has some attacking issues but a strong overlapping presence especially when Nasri plays on the right and tucks in.
Other fantasy premier league defenders worth mentioning:
Kolarov: No returns yet but great creating chances and shooting stats will eventually reap rewards if gets a regular run
W Reid: Out injured now but a handful at set pieces
G Johnson: Amazingly yet to have a fantasy premier league return but history says will undoubtedly will do
K Walker: Again amazingly no returns to date but will definitely do so.
Ivanovic: only 1 to date but scored 5 goals last year in fantasy premier league and 3 and 4 in the2 seasons prior to that
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