fantasy premier league best attacking defenders – GW12 review


Here’s our fantasy premier league best attacking defenders article where we outline the best attacking defenders of the season so far.  We taken their xG and xA and converted them into theoretical FPL attacking points plus given additional information in our schedule

Fantasy Premier League Best Attacking Defenders – GW12 Review

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The stats are before the GW12  £prices as of 12 November 

I’ve take the xG90 and xA90 for the season to date and converted them into FPL attacking points having adjusted the total for average minutes played.  To qualify the players must have played 340 minutes.

I’ve also included their xG and xA as well as their  PPM.  In additional I’ve included their Shots per 90 minutes and key passes per 90 minutes.  All underlying stats are from the free site understat 

Under status the following abbreviations mean:  ROT = significant rotation risk.  INJ = injured  DRP = dropped.

Fantasy Premier League Best Attacking Defenders
Fantasy Premier League Best Attacking Defenders

The importance of Volumes

The schedule above is based on xG and xA converted to FPL points but I personally think it’s worth looking at volumes as well as a base for attacking potential.

Here’s the schedule ordered by the combined SH90 and KP90 figures only

Fantasy Premier League Best Attacking Defenders

So what did we learn?

How you rate attacking defenders depends on whether you believe in quality (xG/xA) or Volume.

If you look at the relationship between quality and volume the link isn’t that strong.

If you value both quality and volume then clearly James, Alexander Arnold, Chilwell and Alonso (if Alonso were playing) are the best attacking defenders.

Then it gets trickier to pick players unless you decide on quality or volume.

After that you have to go down alot lower in the volume schedule to find players in the top 20 of both schedules

They are Godfrey, Walker Peters, Laporte, Firpo, Coufal and Pinnock.

It also means a second that if you wanted a 2nd Man City defender then the pickings are slim. Laporte if he could get back in the side after his sending off would be the next best option in both schedules.

Hope you found it interesting

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