Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW7 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 7. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.
fantasy premier league defender tips GW7 – 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 GW7-12, the 2nd GW7-9. 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 GW7. 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.
Prices are as of Tuesday 26 September.
Gameweek 7 Fixtures
If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link
Man City Laporte £5.6m – No one is safe from rotation in Pep’s team especially as we go into UCL season. Laporte so far has played every minute of every game in the PL and stayed on the bench in the EFL cup last night.
Spurs Trippier £6.0m – Pochettinho has just about enough depth to rotate his defensive lineup but particularly in the fullback position so expect it. However Trippier adds an attacking dimension as well as direct free kicks to his armoury and for me if you’re rolling the Spurs dice he’s worth the odd bench frustration
Wolves Doherty £4.4m – Wolves work well in a Palace rotation but even without that they are showing themselves as a strong defensive unit. Doherty also adds the attacking RWB dimension.
Man Utd Shaw £5.1m – The United defence doesn’t seem to have De Gea bailing them out like they did last season but for the price I still believe Shaw in that defence potential and his attacking attributes is a reasonable gamble.
Arsenal Cech GK £5.0m – the defence maybe having a nightmare but Cech showed his save qualities v Everton. Like Shaw above though this is about price as much as it is about defensive strength.
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