Premier League Fantasy Tips GW38 – Defender And Goalkeeper Rankings Plus Transfer Suggestions


Here’s our Premier League Fantasy Tips GW38 article where we give our Defender and Goalkeeper player rankings for gameweek 38. There’s a table of stats and player transfer suggestions.

Premier League Fantasy Tips GW38 – Defender And Goalkeeper Rankings Plus Transfer Suggestions

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The schedule

The schedule ranks the teams by averaging their Goals against and their expected goals against. It is not adjusted for upcoming fixtures. From the free site understat

Player values and stats were as of Wednesday 18 May. The Stats are prior to the Wednesday games.

Fixture ease ranks the ease of the fixtures to the end of the season

CS odds are the bookies odds for a clean sheet given a £1 bet.

CSs is the number of clean sheets

Premier League Fantasy Tips GW38

Here’s the link to the Google spreadsheet if you want it

Transfer suggestions

This is for games until the end of the season and not just for GW38. Ideally you want someone with a good entry point, good fixtures with a good defence

Manchester City

Have a fairly injury ravaged defence with Dias, Stones and Walker out. However on possession alone you still have to back their chances of a clean sheet and of a £7.2m Cancelo (5.7 PPM) attacking return. Otherwise think of £6.0m Laporte (5.0 PPM) or the value pick who should start in £5.3m Zinchenko (3.9 PPM). Villa are 11th in goals scored away and 13th in xG so the injury hit defence and that fact means there has to be some risk with the clean sheet


If Van Dijk is fit for GW38 then the uncertainty of who partners him means that probably restricts your options to the 2 fullbacks of £8.4m Alexander-Arnold (6.6 PPM) and £7.3m Robertson (6.3 PPM). Wolves are 15th in goals scored away and 16th in xG


Again I would pay the premium for the attacking full backs of £6.4m Reece James (5.3 PPM) and £5.7m Alonso (4.4 PPM). At home to Watford is an excellent fixture with clean sheet and attacking return potential. Watford are 16th in goals scored away and 14th in xG


Great value fullbacks in 6.4m Emerson Royale (5.3 PPM) and £5.7m Sessegnon (4.4 PPM). Away to Norwich is a great fixture. Norwich are 20th in goals scored away and 20th in xG

The Fixture Ease Schedule

Here’s the fixture ranking to the end of the season as ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face

Premier League Fantasy Tips GW38

GK goals saved over expected goals saved per 90 from Fbref

In essence this shows the form shot stoppers so far this season. It compares the per 90 goals saved vs expected goals saved so is a variation on the save% table I normally give. I think you’ll find it quite interesting.

Premier League Fantasy Tips GW38

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