Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW9 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 9. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.
fantasy premier league defender tips GW9 – player rankings for Defs and Gks
There’s player suggestions at the end if you want to skip all the stats preamble.
I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based their goals, clean sheets and xG 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 GW9-14, the 2nd GW9-11. 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 GW9. The lower the better obviously.
Prices are as of Thursday 11 October
Gameweek 9 Fixtures
If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link
Here’s some suggestions for a transfer this week based on a good fixture next, defensive strength and upcoming fixtures
Andrew Robertson £6.3m Liverpool – If you haven’t got a Liverpool defender vs Huddersfield would be a good time to do it. The Man City game saw the 2 cheapest options of £5.2m Alexander Arnold and £5.1m Gomez see some changes. Alexander Arnold wasn’t in the starting lineup (not injury related) and Gomez moved to RB with Lovren coming in at CB. My own view is that both TAA and Gomez will hold their places but only Klopp actually knows what is going to happen so if you’re buying now then Roberston is the safe option. All will be subject to normal top 6 type rotation.
Mendy £6.2m Man City – A great attacking option who came straight back into the team v Liverpool and played with the caution I imagine he was instructed to do. Couldn’t be a better time to buy than home to Burnley
Chelsea – either Alonso or Luiz depending on your budget. Alonso has the attacking potential but their is a fair amount of value between them to compensate
Wolves – £4.7m Doherty is worth stretching the budget for in my view.
If you’re really wanting to gamble and got little to do in your squad then Newcastle have a good run of fixtures. With little going forward they have no choice but to be defensively minded and at £4.5m you can afford to rotate them for the best fixtures. Yedlin for me is the best option.
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