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Three attacking FPL defenders who have caught my eye for Gameweek 6

Stevie of EyeTestFPL spotlights three Fantasy Premier League (FPL) defenders that caught his eye in Gameweek 5, using ‘eye test’ screenshots and information from our Premium Members Area.


Ricardo Pereira (£5.5m)

In the game against Brighton and Hove Albion, Brendan Rodgers set up in a new 4-3-3 formation which involved playing James Maddison (£6.8m) at right wing whilst deploying a solid three-man midfield consisting of Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) and Boubakary Soumare (£4.9m).

Even though Maddison started out on the flank, Rodgers would always envision him playing more centrally and so, in this new formation, Ricardo Pereira was encouraged to push further up the pitch to provide the width.

Maddison’s central positioning was important in making sure that Leicester never ran out of passing options in midfield.

However, in the second half, as Leicester were chasing the game and needed more directness, Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) was brought on for Maddison.

After the tactical switch, Pereira almost immediately struck a chord with the new signing as Lookman would often make runs down the right channel.

Leading up to Jamie Vardy’s (£10.4m) goal, Lookman made a similar run down the channel before combining well with Pereira.

There were also glimpses of the Pereira of old when he attempted to make an inside run into the box which was unfortunately not spotted by Lookman, who instead chose to take a pop at goal himself.

Between the two full-backs, Pereira (left) was clearly given more freedom to roam forward than Ryan Bertrand (£4.9m) (right).

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  1. Tripleh123
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Just did Bamford to Antonio. G2G?

    Sanchez
    TAA Alonso Dias
    Salah Jota Greenwood Benrahma
    Lukaku Antonio(c)
    Subs: Steele, Duffy, Livr, 4.5m striker

    Is it worth to take a hit -4, in case of price rise?
    A) Greenwood> Sarr
    B) Greenwood> Gallagher
    C) Save, do A or B next week for Chelsea double up

    1. FantasyClub
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I’m on Antonio (C) as well, however, only thing that’s making me hesitant is the fact he hasn’t scored against Leeds for past 9 or 10 games against them

    2. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      New Page, sorry

      Would you WC this team?

      Sanchez Foster
      TAA Shaw Livra Coady White
      Salah Bruno Ben Rap Jota
      Bamford Antonio Scarlett

      1FT left, I want to get Ronaldo but don't have enough cash for a straight swap for Bamford,
      I have to take a hit to get Ronaldo my plan is

      Bamford, Bruno > Ronaldo, Sarr

      would you do it for a hit or use WC instead upgrade other areas, Original plan was WC gw7 or 8 where I can get Chelsea and City player on good Fixtures

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Take the hit

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Very curious to see how Southampton go this week.

      They've just blanked WH and City fairly comfortably. On last season's form any match against them was brightest blue on ticker. This season? Not seeing it. Rush for Lukaku misplaced if it's to hit GW7 in particular?

    4. PartyTime
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Worth keeping Raphinha? Or sell?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Don't see the rush to sell myself

          Bugger all in midfield anyway. And look past IB Leeds still have great fixtures and could be back to strength. This was always a poor week for them likely.

      • King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Play Dennis (also have Sarr) or Callagher? Ta for the advice!

      • FantasyClub
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Should I get rid of Havertz for Gallagher and put the funds into a second CHE defender -4 ?