FPL best defensive fixtures GW1 – a fixture ease schedule for defenders and goalkeepers


Here’s our FPL best defensive fixtures GW1 article with our fixture ease schedule. Here we look at the teams and players with the best fixtures from a defender and goalkeeper perspective over the next 6 gameweeks.

FPL best defensive fixtures GW1 – a fixture ease schedule for defenders and goalkeepers

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A fixture ease schedule for defensive players

See methodology below and the attacking players fixture ease link here

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 6 gameweeks. There’s defender and goalkeeper suggestions below.

FPL best defensive fixtures GW1

Defender and goalkeeper stats

Here I’ve picked out the 5 teams with the best fixtures. They are Fulham, Wolves, Sheffield Utd, Brighton and Southampton

PPM is their 19/20 points per match.  The 4 teams with postponed games are all near the bottom due to the effect 1 less game has on the calculations


As promoted no PPM

£4.5m GK Rodak

£4.5m Mid Hector


£5.5m GK Patricio – PPM 4.0

£6.om Def Doherty – PPM 4.4

£4.5m Def  Vinagre – PPM 2.0

Vinagre is subject to no further LB signings

Sheffield Utd

£5.0m GK Ramsdale – PPM n/a

£5.om Def Egan – PPM 3.7


£4.5m GK Ryan – PPM 3.6

£4.5m Def Lamptey – PPM 2.9


£4.5m GK McCarthy – PPM 3.6

No gametime safe £4.5m def


The idea is to have 2 fixture ease schedules as teams don’t have the same quality of defence as they do attack. Take Sheffield Utd for instance. Good defence but poor attack.

The defender and goalkeeper fixture schedule will rank the teams by the ease of the opposition attacking teams they face over the upcoming games.

I’ve taken the overall picture of an average of actual goals and expected goals from and made a general adjustment for home and away which has been significantly reduced for closed door games.

I have a fixture graphic above has been colour coded for difficulty. It is just to improve the visual aspect of the schedule and the factors I’ve talked about above, rather than the just the colours, are basis for calculation.

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