fantasy premier league defenders – the best attacking defenders


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Here’s our fantasy premier league defenders article where we outline the best attacking defenders of the season so far.  We taken their xG and xA and converted them into theoretical FPL attacking points.

fantasy premier league defenders – the best attacking defenders

Methodology

I’ve take the xG90 and xA90 for the season to date and converted them into FPL attacking points having adjusted the total for average minutes played.  To qualify the players must have played 1044 minutes which is 40% of the available minutes.

I’ve also included their xG and xA as well as their goals and assists to date.  The assists may differ from the FPL definition of assists but they won’t differ significantly.

All stats are from the free site understat 

The Schedule




fantasy premier league defenders

fantasy premier league defenders

A few notes of interest




I think most FPL managers would have guessed the top 3 if not the order.  £6.3m Matt Doherty, £4.8m John Lundstram and and £7.8m Trent Alexander Arnold are a pretty obvious top 3.

£5.8m Cesar Azpilicueta was a surprise although his price makes him a questionable investment.  Bertrand is also higher than I would have expected but at £4.8m he’s higher than other team mates and becomes a steep price for a an ordinary defensive team

The proximity of £5.5m Chilwell and £6.3m Pereira means for me £4.7m Chilwell  stays the better option due to the price difference.  This choice has been made irrelevant though by Pereira’s injury

£4.8m Lewis Dunk and £5.1m Enda Stevens show themselves as the best Brighton and Sheffield United options with £4.7m O’Connell leading the cheaper options at the club.

£4.8m Sokratis leads the Arsenal options and £5.0m Aurier the Spurs options

£5.3m Maguire leads the Man Utd options although lower than you’d like

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