fantasy premier league defender tips GW13 – player rankings for Defs and Gks


Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW13 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 13. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.

fantasy premier league defender tips GW13 – 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 GW13-18, the 2nd GW13-15. 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 GW13. The lower the better obviously.

Prices are as of Wednesday 14 November

Gameweek 13 Fixtures

fantasy premier league defender tips GW13

The Schedule

If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link which I’ve set out differently if you want to sort different columns

 fantasy premier league defender tips GW13

Some player suggestions for GW13 transfers


Wolves have 2 great fixtures next and with alot of FPL managers doubling up added to the fact that for me they are the best cheap defensive team now is a good time to invest.  If Doherty is fit he’s the natural choice otherwise I would go cheap for Bennett.  There is no better entry point for a transfer than home to Huddersfield.

Huddersfield (H)
Cardiff (A)
Chelsea (H)
Newcastle (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Liverpool (H)

Man City

Man City are the best defensive team for me.  Given the Mendy injury I would probably focus on Laporte as the most likely starter.  He does have a bonus issue and although has 2 goals this season in all competitions isn’t that prolific at set pieces.  Stones is the cheaper option.  If Mendy is out long term it could be that Delph and sometimes Zinchenko who play LB but for the same price I would stick with Stones

West Ham (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)


2nd best defence for me.  Van Dijk is the safest option.  Robertson the attacking option and Alexander Arnold the cheap option with less attacking potential and less security.  Take your pick and just ride out the rotation.

Watford (A)
Everton (H)
Burnley (A)
Bournemouth (A)
Man Utd (H)
Wolves (A)


the fixtures aren’t great for Everton and Digne is probably just over the edge of cost that I would pay for someone who’s on my bench as a defender.  He does have attacking potential but I sometimes see that, weirdly, as a disadvantage as you feel compelled to play them in fixtures with little clean sheet potential for fear of missing out on an unexpected double figure haul due to that attacking potential.  If you’re going to do it home to Cardiff is a decent entry point.

Cardiff (H)
Liverpool (A)
Newcastle (H)
Watford (H)
Man City (A)
Spurs (H)

See also the most popular transfers in our bandwagons and sinking ships article, also Andrew Ferguson’s teams. Andrew finished 715 OR last season.

Plus our fixture ease article,  early thoughts on the FFGeek team and the 10 top FPL managers article

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7 thoughts on “fantasy premier league defender tips GW13 – player rankings for Defs and Gks”

    • I agree laporte is now in the premium range but I think laporte and Mendy have hogged the limelight and stones has been in the shadows…that may be a reason..

  1. Interesting point about Stones. I’m thinking of the obvious move to Laporte from Mendy today as both will likely change in price later, but always like to get value! Isn’t Stones a rotation risk over December when otamnedi comes back?

  2. Hi
    Very tempted to do mendy>Bennett
    ;maddison>DSilva (-4)
    But that Way i get without city defender coverage.
    Would be better:
    Mendy >Stones
    Maddison >martial (-4)??

    I mean, is it wise movement, or having City defense coverage is a must ??

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