After the Premier League week eight action, it has been observed that some defenders are staking claims to the first team shirts in their respective clubs. This makes them to worth investing in while you gather as many points as you can with them. They are now rated premium defenders in the Fantasy Premier League.
Since Trent-Alexander and Virgil van Dijk are out injured, you can do the replacement with some defenders that look to be on good run of form as they maintain clean sheets and points as well.
Each clean sheet reduces the average number of goals scored in each game against a team. Such a team with lesser goals has premium defenders, who are now on the radar of Fantasy Premier League managers.
Now is the right time to invest more money in your defence. This article will be looking at what the Scout Network suggested on a good defensive FPL strategy.
Premium Fantasy Premier League defenders
Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)
Although Chelsea conceded their first goal in seven games, Ben Chilwell has been on a good run of full doing his defensive duties and helping the atack. The icing on the cake for the England left back is the goal against Sheffield United in the 4-1 win at the Stamford Bridge.
Chilwell is now an important player you can’t overlook as he now risen to £6.0m.
Vladimir Coufal (West Ham United)
The defender has played five games, gathering an average of five-point per game – that’s close to six points awarded for a clean sheet.
At £4.5m, he is such a defender you can quickly cash on before his value increases.
Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United)
Masuaku has gathered 28 points in eight games played so far in the league with 625 minutes of football action under his belt.
Having such a player that cost £4.5 is also a good bargain for your defensive set up.
He is one of the most improved players in this season’s Premier League. Her has become a mainstay in Graham Potter’s team since leaving Chelsea last season.
With 630 minutes and 29 points under his belt, the right-back is going place. Why can’t quickly cahs in on him while he is still £4.7m?
Playing eight straight 90 minutes Premier League games is not a mere feat for the former Southampton right-back that garnered massive 11 points in the 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirate Stadium last weekend.
He is still availabe at £4.5m for you to pick.
Due respect to the likes of Joao Cancelo (£5.4m), Alex Telles (£5.5m) but the defenders mentioned so far could offer good returns for their price.