Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW5 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 5. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.
fantasy premier league defender tips GW5 – player rankings for Defs and Gks
There’s player suggestions at the end if you want to skip all the stats preamble. This is the 2nd of our player rankings articles. You can see the midfielders article here.
I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based on primarily last season’s stats with some tweaking for transfers and this season so far.
The stats after that are their:
fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures to the end of the season. The first figure is GW5-10, the 2nd GW5-7. See our fixture ease article
best cheap secure gametime option and an attacking option so you can compare price.
GK price in as a comparison.
bookies odds for a clean sheet for GW5. The lower the better obviously.
The value risk column refers to some cheaper players with rotation risk.
xG OR, H and A. This is the xG conceded rank for the 17/18 season. The first is overall rank, the 2nd is Home and the 3rd is Away.
Gameweek 5 Fixtures
If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link
Mendy, Man City – An attacking force in the defence competing with Liverpool for the best. Go for Laporte if you can handle the rotation risk over the UCL games. He won’t play every game but very few in City colours will
Alonso, Chelsea – Another attacking force. Could be rested for the Europa League depending on Sarri’s attitude to it
Doherty or Bennett or Patricio, Wolves – An under rated defence who’s xG conceded is only bettered by Liverpool, Man City and Watford.
Cedric, Southampton. Performing at a level acceptable for the price and has attacking capabilities
Wan Bissaka, Palace – the defence isn’t the same without Tomkins but a cheap price and good fixtures help the pick.
Cheap rotation pairs – Crystal Palace/Wolves and Bournemouth/C Palace both rotate well together.
See also the bandwagons and sinking ships article Rob Reids August review the FFGeek contributors imaginary wildcard teams part 1, 10 top FPL managers article, the underlying stats GW4 article, Jordans wildcard team, the early thoughts on the FFGeek team article and thefixture ease article
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