fantasy premier league defender player rankings GW8


Here’s our fantasy premier league defender player rankings GW8 article. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a choice


If the article is a little stats heavy and long winded then there is a suggested players section at the end


I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength principally from last season with adjustments for transfers completed and fixtures up to GW7. 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. That means you are then able to choose the type of defender you like in your team.
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 GW8.
Cumulative team expected goals defensively from twitter sites 11tegen11 and Caley Graphics. The lower the better. See our underlying stats article for more expected goals and Joseph Crilley’s gameweek analysis  article

GW8 fixtures

fantasy premier league defender player rankings GW8


Here’s the schedule in it’s normal format. If you’d rather have access to the original google spreadsheet click on the link

fantasy premier league defender player rankings GW8

Value risk players


The issue with Otamendi and Stones is what happens if and when Kompany is fit.  In theory that’s soon.  Otamendi also has a potential issue coming back from the International break playing at altitude against Ecuador.


Left out of the squad against Liverpool which may have been due to a training ground bust up. Manquillo did himself no harm so at the moment he has to be considered a gametime risk.


With Shawcross and Martins Indi to come back over the next week or 2 that makes it 4 CBs to go into a back 3 if Hughes sticks with that formation.  I’m not saying he won’t hold his place it’s just a risk.

Player suggestions for GW8

Walker Man City – or Otamendi if you’re willing to take the gametime risk.

Luiz/Alonso Chelsea – Depends on funds

B Davies Spurs

Mee or Ward Burnley

Cedric Southampton

Maguire Leicester

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