Here’s our fantasy premier league GW16 defender tips article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for GW16. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice
fantasy premier league GW16 defender tips – Player rankings for Defs and GKs
If the article is a little stats heavy and long winded then there is a suggested players for GW16 transfers section at the end.
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I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based on this season’s stats. The stats after that are their:
fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures over a 6 gameweek spell. See our fixture ease article
best cheap secure gametime option and an attacking option so you can compare price.
even potentially cheaper player who needs further explanation which is below the schedule
GK price in as a comparison.
bookies odds for a clean sheet for GW16.
Expected goal information is from the excellent site understat.com. See our underlying stats article for more expected goals information
Here’s the schedule in it’s normal format with the additional xGA conceded home and away rankings. It maybe difficult to make out especially on a phone so if you’d rather have access to the original google spreadsheet click on the link
THE VALUE RISK PLAYERS
The Chelsea defender offers great value but has competition for his place principally from Rudiger. Christensen has started the last 5 though. Will be rotated but go in with your eyes open to the risk of competition for his place
If you want safe representation go for GK DeGea or Valencia who will be subject to rest rotation only. The CBs are a difficult one to predict and until all are fit it’s difficult to say who will keep their place longer term
Only Vertonghen and the GK are safe bets here. The full backs will be rotated as there are 4.
The full backs represent great value but Klopp will likely to a Pochettinho with them as he has 4 plus Clyne as a long term injury. Moreno seems the best bet but he will be rotated. Otherwise go for Mignolet
Hegazi is good value and where is the risk? you may ask given he’s started every game this season. It’s purely to do with a new manager and the fact that Hegazi has appeared a little “accident prone” shall we say. Dawson is a few weeks off as a possible replacement but McAuley is fit as competition
With Yedlin dropped at the weekend after a much criticised performance against Watford when Richarlison and Zeegelar totally exposed him as a defensive disaster then it’s tricky picking anyone. The CBs need Lascelles to return to see who the preferred partner is. Manquillo could soon face competition from Dummett who is coming back from injury. Darlow looks to have got the GK spot but is only 2 games in
Same issue as WBA really. Kenny offers great value and has started the last 7. It’s just new manager risk and competition from Martina and Holgate as potential RBs. Big Sam just replicated the previous team in his first game so things may evolve as he gets stuck into convincing everyone that they shouldn’t be allowed out of their own penalty area
Another new manager although a few games in. The GK Hennessey looked like he had the number 1 spot until he got injured in the warm up at the weekend. No return date at the moment so Speroni at £4.0m has the spot to himself.
THE £4.5M ISH MEN
Ideally you’re looking for a £4.5m defender with a team that is good at home and that’s where you plan their fixtures for.
There are 3 candidates which fit that bill albeit on limited data
Liverpool £4.7m Moreno
Burnley £4.6m Tarkowski
C Palace £4.7m Schlupp
I would also say that Everton should improve over time with Big Sam so Kenny could make a perfect home and away rotation partner for Moreno
PLAYER SUGGESTIONS FOR GW16
Here we look at finding some options for GW16 balancing defensive strength, the next fixture and fixtures ahead. Only 2 options this week.
Chelsea – £5.4m Christensen or Alonso £6.9m see above for gametime risk
Liverpool – £4.7m Moreno see above for gametime risk
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