Here’s our FPL gameweek 6 defenders article where we give our Defender and Goalkeeper player rankings GW6. There’s a table of information and commentary on key teams.
FPL gameweek 6 defenders – player rankings for Defenders and Goalkeepers
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Important note before reading!
I am now moving to 20/21 stats but have kept last season’s ranking and the last 10 game weeks of last season as a comparison
Note at the bottom of the article is the explanatory notes and methodolgy
You can also see 19/20 season defenders attacking ranking in this article
The teams are ranked by defensive strength only for gameweeks 1-5. I’ve separated the schedules into 2 to make it easier to read.
Possible transfer targets for GW6
Here I’m trying to find transfer targets by finding a balance between a good next fixture, fixtures generally, defensive form in 20/21 but with an eye on the history of last season.
A great fixture next to Newcastle. the stats show Wolves were far better last season than this. The fixtures overall are ok.
Selection is tricky. Saiss has been my favoured pick. At the moment he is playing as an LWB with Vinagre gone and injuries to Johnny and Marcal. However Marcal is now fit so who drops out between Saiss, Kilman and Marcal is a bit of an unknown.
For that reason I’ve gone for Semedo who’s expensive and doesn’t have a history of great stats but seems better than Boly or Coady who have limited attacking appeal.
No Van Dijk and no Alisson it’s like they’ve been sent back to those disastrous early Klopp defensive days. However both fullbacks are very attacking and if you’re not totally freaked out by the absences there’s no better entry point than Sheffield Utd.
No real consistently selected attacking threat so Dias, who seems a much needed competent CB who will consistently picked, seems the best option. Laporte should be back in a few weeks and then we may have a fully functioning defence
Anyone playing Fulham next has got to be worth considering. With a selection of players at £4.5m FPL bench rotation is acceptable. There are a number of CBs and Van Aanholt could easily take Mitchells place so I’ve gone for Ward who despite his goal leading mistake has generally been talked up by Hodgson
A fixture ease schedule for defensive players
Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 6 gameweeks.
The clean sheet schedule
My schedule tries to focus on the stats that will lead to clean sheets rather than clean sheets themselves but I thought it would be worth while getting the clean sheet schedule from the premier league site
Goalkeeper save %
Here’s another schedule which shows you a goalkeeper save %. It’s not a ranking in itself as you can see there’s no correlation between % and clean sheets but does give you some idea of GKs who are good shot stoppers. It’s from the free stats site fbref.com
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