Here’s our FPL fixture difficulty GW1 schedule for defenders and Goalkeepers. Here we rank the teams by the easiness of the attacking teams they face over the first 6 gameweeks and there’s also some early player suggestions
FPL Fixture Difficulty GW1 For Defenders And Goalkeepers
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The teams are ranked by the strength of the Attacking teams faced over the first 6 gameweeks.
The strength of the attacking teams are based on the averages of their expected goals for and their actual goals for last season with a general adjustment for home and away. . The teams are then divided up into 5 colours of 8 home/away teams each. A couple of teams have had adjustments for late season improvement or injured players returning.
I’ve completed a separate schedule for attacking players
See also the best attacking defenders schedule
A fixture difficulty schedule for Defenders and Goalkeepers
Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the upcoming 6 gameweeks. There’s defender and GK suggestions below.
Here’s some early player suggestions from the top 6 ranked teams. Obviously there’s still 2 months to GW1 so things could change massively.
20/21 – 5th equal for clean sheets with 12. 7th equal goals conceded. 3rd ranked xG conceded.
Def Dunk £5.0m – PPM 3.9
Def White £4.5m – PPM 2.9
£4.5m Def Lamptey PPM 3.2 should be on the watchlist
GK Sanchez £4.5m – PPM 3.7
20/21 – 5th equal for clean sheets with 12. 4th ranked for goals conceded. 7th ranked xG conceded.
£7.5m Def Alexander Arnold – PPM 4.4
£6.0m GK Alisson – PPM 4.2
20/21 – 5th equal for clean sheets with 12. 10th ranked for goals conceded. 9th ranked xG conceded.
£5.5m Def Digne – PPM 4.0
£5.0M GK Pickford – PPM 3.7
More work needed on this promoted side
20/21 – 3rd for clean sheets with 15. 8th ranked for goals conceded. 12th ranked xG conceded.
£5.0m Def Mings – PPM 3.6
£5.5m GK Martinez – PPM 4.9
20/21 – 11th equal ranked for clean sheets with 11. 11th ranked for goals conceded. 6th ranked xG conceded.
Def £4.5m Fofana – PPM 2.5 (needs monitoring as probably only plays in 3-4-3)
GK £5.0m Schmeichel – PPM 3.4