Fantasy premier league – the best defences and the best defenders in FPL, Sky and TFF

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Below I’ve ranked the best defences and then put what I think is the with the best defenders in Barclays fantasy premier league, Sky Sports Fantasy Football and Telegraph Fantasy Football.

Ive ranked the teams using Goals conceded (GC) and clean sheets (CS) (these are shown)  plus some underlying stats to rank them (that’s why the order may differ from the GCs and CS’).  Its still early in the season and the rankings are totally on this years games.  I haven’t made any major adjustments for fixture difficulty so far to date which will distort some of the rankings.  Utd who’ve played Liverpool Chelsea and Man City in their games is probably the most obvious example.  West Ham who have had a fairly easy run with Stoke Cardiff and Newcastle are the reverse.

With the defenders I’ve rated them on value and game time security with a bias on the fantasy premier league  defenders towards CBs due to the bonus situation.  I think everyone who comes to the site know’s that I’m wary of premiums for attacking potential and the Distin at £5.0m vs Baines at £7.5m debate so I wont dwell on it.  I’ve also change the favoured defender depending on injuries, form and gametime security.  I’ve also added a few comments at the bottom


RankTeamGCCSBest FPL defBest Sky defBest TFF def
1Tottenham54Walker £6.1mRose £4.7m (inj)Rose £3.2m
2Chelsea43Terry £6.3mTerry £7.0mTerry £4.0m
3Southampton25Clyne £4.4mLovren £5.2mFonte  £2.8m
4West Ham54Reid £5.0mReid £5.6mReid £3.2m
5Man City83Nastasic £5.5mNastasic £6.9mNastasic £3.6m
6Liverpool53Toure £5.0mSakho £6.6mSakho£3.5m
7WBA62Ridgewell £5.0mMcAuley £5.5mMCAuley£3.1m
8Stoke72Wilson £4.5mHuth £5.8mWilson£2.9m
9Everton93Distin £5.0mBaines £7.7mColeman £3.5m
10Hull73Davies £4.5mDavies £4.5mDavies £2.7m
11Arsenal81Mertersacker £5.5mGibbs £6.8mGibbs £3.5m
12Man Utd92Vidic £6.0mmVidic £7.4mVidic £4.5m
13Villa82Vlaar £4.4mLuna £4.0mLuna £2.4m
14Norwich92MTurner £4.4mMTurner £5.2mMTurner £3.0M
15Swansea112Williams (inj) £4.9mRangel £6.0mRangel £3.4m
16Cardiff91BTurner £4.0mBTurner £4.4mKTC £2.6m
17Newcastle122Coloccini £5.0mColoccini £5.2mColoccini £2.9m
18Fulham92Hangeland £5.0mHangeland £5.4mReither £3.3m
19Sunderland160Celustka £4.5mCelustka £4.4mCelustka £2.5mm
20Crystal Palace130Ward £4.0mCelustka £4.0mWard £2.4m



  • I’ve gone for Walker over Dawson in Fantasy Premier League as a precaution as to whether the West Ham game changes AVBs view of him.
  • I’ve gone for Terry over Cole as Cole is currently an injury doubt
  • Everton having conceded 7 goals in 3 games have fallen down the rankings

That’s it hope you found it useful