Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW6 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 6. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.
fantasy premier league defender tips GW6 – player rankings for Defs and Gks
There’s player suggestions at the end if you want to skip all the stats preamble. This is the 2nd of our player rankings articles. You can see the midfielders article here.
I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based on primarily last season’s stats with some tweaking for transfers and this season so far.
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 GW6-11, the 2nd GW6-8. 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 GW6. The lower the better obviously.
The value risk column refers to some cheaper players with rotation risk.
xG OR, H and A. This is the xG conceded rank for the 17/18 season. The first is overall rank, the 2nd is Home and the 3rd is Away.
Gameweek 6 Fixtures
If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link
Liverpool – Their fixtures are getting harder and we’re entering into Champions League rotation time but Alexander Arnold at £5.0m is great value for me considering he’s in arguably the best defence. Gomez at £5.1m is also great value if you can bank on him keeping his place when Lovren returns. Given his form he’ll be hard to displace
Man City – They still have reasonably good fixtures. The injury to Mendy, who’s the obvious pick, is the tricky one. Otherwise, I would take a risk with Laporte although I would be worried if he starts in the UCL tonight v Lyon
Chelsea – the only player to get here is Alonso. Shouldn’t play in the Europa which will help him keep his place
Man Utd – Shaw is the obvious pick if he gets back into the side. Otherwise a gamble on Lindelof at £4.9m who’s great value. Again if he plays tonight in the UCL that may spook me.
Leicester – They were shambolic against Bournemouth and there’s no one safe in the lineup at £4.5m which is my price for them. However, they do have good fixtures and an attacking force in Pereira. Unfortunately, a poor performance against Bournemouth means Puel could turn to another option. Chilwell is the alternative. Also £5.0m
See our pre-season article on rotation pairs
I still think the best pair is Wolves and Palace.
Other alternatives with some good fixtures are Bournemouth and Palace and after this week Cardiff and Watford
See also Alex Ball’s wildcard, bandwagons and sinking ships article, 10 top FPL managers article, underlying stats GW5 article, the early thoughts on the FFGeek team article and the fixture ease article
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