fantasy premier league defender tips GW34 – player rankings for Defs and Gks


Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW34 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 34. There’s a table of information and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.

fantasy premier league defender tips GW34 – player rankings for Defs and Gks

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

Stats definitions:

I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based their goals, clean sheets, recent form and xG/shots conceded.

The stats after that are their:

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 GW34. Those players with a double gameweek have odds for both games. The lower the better obviously.

Prices are as of Wednesday 10 April

Gameweek 34 Fixtures

Remember it’s a Friday night UK time gameweek

fantasy premier league defender tips GW34

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

The teams are ranked by defensive strength. Fixtures are not factored in.

fantasy premier league defender tips GW34

Player suggestions for the double gameweek teams

Man City

It is as simple as either £6.0m defender Laporte or £5.6m GK Ederson

GW34 Crystal Palace (A)
GW35 Spurs (H)
GW35 Man Utd (A)
GW36 Burnley (A)
GW37 Leicester (H)
GW38 Brighton (A)


I think the full backs, while they have an attacking attraction are too rotation prone.  The Aurier injury won’t stop Walker Peters coming in even. So therefore I can only see £5.9m Vertonghen and the £5.4m GK Lloris being safe for both doubles

GW34 Huddersfield (H)
GW35 Man City (A)
GW35 Brighton (H)
GW36 West Ham (H)
GW37 Bournemouth (A)
GW38 Everton (H)


This is difficult. £4.1m Bennett was a sub for the FA Cup questioning his place although he has been secure pretty much all year. £4.7m CB Boly has the certainty of selection and some attacking potential. £5.3m Doherty though is the attacking star but will he play 2 games in the double as his energy makes him more restable?  His selection is for the rest of the season and he does offer alot

GW34 Southampton (A)
GW35 Brighton (H)
GW35 Arsenal (H)
GW36 Watford (A)
GW37 Fulham (H)
GW38 Liverpool (A)

Man Utd

With Shaw suspended for 2 matches and Dalot not sure of a place after Young returns from suspension then £5.0m Lindelof is my favoured.

GW34 West Ham (H)
GW35 Everton (A)
GW35 Man City (H)
GW36 Chelsea (H)
GW37 Huddersfield (A)
GW38 Cardiff (H)


Emery just makes my head hurt.  GK Leno is the only player you’d think will play both games.

GW34 Watford (A)
GW35 Crystal Palace (H)
GW35 Wolves (A)
GW36 Leicester (A)
GW37 Brighton (H)
GW38 Burnley (A)


What do you get when you put together a big squad, a manager not afraid to rotate and a double gameweek.  You get uncertainty.  GK Foster is the only safe bet here for me

GW34 Arsenal (H)
GW35 Huddersfield (A)
GW35 Southampton (H)
GW36 Wolves (H)
GW37 Chelsea (A)
GW38 West Ham (H)


£4.1m RB Valery for value and attacking potential for me here.

GW34 Wolves (H)
GW35 Newcastle (A)
GW35 Watford (A)
GW36 Bournemouth (H)
GW37 West Ham (A)
GW38 Huddersfield (H)


Dunk and GK Ryan at £4.4m for value.  £4.7m Duffy for attacking potential.

GW34 Bournemouth (H)
GW34 Cardiff (H)
GW35 Wolves (A)
GW35 Spurs (A)
GW36 Newcastle (H)
GW37 Arsenal (A)
GW38 Man City (H)


£4.4m Manga for attacking potential and value.  GK Etheridge for save points although he isn’t cheap comparatively.

GW34 Burnley (A)
GW34 Brighton (A)
GW35 Liverpool (H)
GW36 Fulham (A)
GW37 Crystal Palace (H)
GW38 Man Utd (A)

Other stuff

If you’re needing to plan your FPL transfers use Joseph Crilleys google spreadsheet which is an excellent team planning tool.

See also 5 FFGeek contributors first draft WC teams plus another 3 contributors WC teams as well as the  Geeks first draft wildcard team

There’s also Andrew Ferguson’s wildcard draft team.  He finished with an OR of 715 last season

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