fantasy premier league defender tips GW11 – player rankings for Defs and Gks


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Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW11 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 11. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.

fantasy premier league defender tips GW11 – player rankings for Defs and Gks

There’s player suggestions at the end if you want to skip all the stats preamble.

Stats definitions:

I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based their goals, clean sheets and xG/shots conceded. You can see team defence and player xG in our cumulative underlying stats article

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 GW11-16, the 2nd GW11-13. 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 GW11. The lower the better obviously.

Prices are as of Wednesday 31 October

Gameweek 11 Fixtures





fantasy premier league defender tips GW11

The Schedule

If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link

fantasy premier league defender tips GW11

Some player suggestions

This is mainly looking at transfer suggestions this week although I have broadened it out a bit



Man City

I think with Man City and as I’ll say with Liverpool that the acceptance of some rotation is inevitable.

Laporte seems to be the most reliable starter but Pep isn’t the easiest guy to predict.  Ederson I suspect will play virtually every game if you want security but the clean sheets will come at the sacrifice of save points which you will get from cheaper GKs.  Mendy is the attacking option.  Check the lineup for Thursdays EFL Cup game before making a transfer.

Southampton (H)
Man Utd (H)
West Ham (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (A)

Liverpool

After GW10 it’s clear the same rotation risk that goes with Man City also goes with Liverpool.

My sense is that Van Dijk will play the most games but all others will be rotated more.  Obviously you can go for the premium GK option in Alisson who will be very rarely rotated but as I said for Ederson the clean sheets will come at the sacrifice of save points which you will get from cheaper GKs.  Robertson is probably the best attacking option but all players go with some risk.

Arsenal away isn’t a great entry point so a transfer could be deferred this week

Arsenal (A)
Fulham (H)
Watford (A)
Everton (H)
Burnley (A)
Bournemouth (A)

Chelsea

£7.0m Alonso for me is the best attacking defender but he’s far more expensive than £5.5m Luiz or Rudiger at £5.9m.  That’s quite some premium.  If you take the saving of Luiz and Rudiger you probably have to accept the occasional 11 pointer hitting you from Alonso.

Crystal Palace (H)
Everton (H)
Spurs (A)
Fulham (H)
Wolves (A)
Man City (H)

Watford

I was pretty surprised that Both Holebas and Kabasele were benched after their suspensions and it maybe wise to wait a couple of weeks until the dust settles the problem being that the next 2 fixtures are very good from a defensive perspective.  This means the defensive lineup is in a real state of flux.  Maybe take a punt on Feminia although he faces competition from Janmaat which could be as early as GW12 or go for the relative safety of GK Foster.

Newcastle (A)
Southampton (A)
Liverpool (H)
Leicester (A)
Man City (H)
Everton (A)

Everton

Everton have improved their defence since a couple of shambolic performances earlier in the season.  I would still prefer them as a £4.5m defence but LB Lucas Digne isn’t far off that and is a good attacking option.  Their could be worse entry points than home to Brighton although there are a couple of tricky ones in there.

Brighton (H)
Chelsea (A)
Cardiff (H)
Liverpool (A)
Newcastle (H)
Watford (H)

See also the popular and not so popular defenders in the bandwagons and sinking ships article plus also who the 10 top managers I follow have in their team. Also who I have or maybe interested in getting in the early thoughts on the FFgeek team article

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6 thoughts on “fantasy premier league defender tips GW11 – player rankings for Defs and Gks”

    • Xabaleta

      I agree with Ming Lu and maybe they should have been included in the player suggestions. The only negative is that the defence hasn’t been that solid when it plays teams that it can’t just sit back deep and think only about defending. However the fixtures and the price warrant a punt at least

      Cheers and good luck this week

  1. Balbuena is mentioned on the spreadsheet. A good options given nailedness and fixtures and a decent shout on set pieces

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