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Which FPL defenders are the most attacking in 2019/20 so far?

We take a look at the Fantasy Premier League defenders who are exhibiting the biggest attacking threat in our latest Members article.


Clean sheets are still proving hard to come by in 2019/20, particularly if Fantasy managers have stuck with the best-performing defences of last season.

We’re actually only three shut-outs down from the same stage last year (44 v 41) but the meanest backlines of 2018/19 haven’t fully convinced in the first two months of this campaign.

Liverpool and Manchester City had already recorded five clean sheets apiece this time 12 months ago but have kept only five between them this season.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur had seven shut-outs combined after Gameweek 8 of 2018/19; this time around, they have managed only one each.

Everton, who were keeping clean sheets for fun at the back-end of last season, are now without a shut-out to their name in six Gameweeks.

Clean sheets are just one route to points, of course, and we Fantasy managers love an FPL defender who can pick up the odd attacking return at the other end of the pitch.

With shut-outs difficult to come by, perhaps it makes more sense than ever to look at what our defenders are offering offensively.

With that in mind, we will study our Members’ Area data to pinpoint the defenders who have demonstrated goal and assist potential in Gameweeks 1 to 8.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 8

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  2. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Tomori or Soyuncu?

    Have Abraham, Vardy and Maddison already. Leaning towards Soyuncu but wondering if 2 from each team is a more balanced/sensible approach?

  3. poulteren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hi gents. Would you wildcard this team please. I want to make c. 5 changes?

    Yes or no?

    Pope / Button

    Robertson / VVD / Ottamendi / Tomori / Lunstram

    Mount / Sterling / Salah / Cantwell / KDB

    Pukki / King / Greenwood

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes. I'd make 7 myself.

      1. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        ouch. Ok, what would you make if you dont mind me asking. Thank you in advance!

    2. Yashin
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      That looks a pretty solid team to me. I'd switch Robertson for TAA and downgrade VVD maybe to Soyuncu, but that's about it.

    3. Saif_LFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nope.

      I'd only look to Connolly for Greenwood

  4. D.Glynn
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Help needed, should I WC from
    Ederson Button
    TAA Digne Lud Pieters Rico
    Mo KDB Cant Yarmo Send
    Auba Tammy Puki

    To
    Gazi and Schiem
    Ricardo Tomori TAA Lud Rico
    Hudson Odi, Traoure, Saka Mo KDB
    Auba Tammy CWilson
    8 changes..