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The best budget FPL defenders for 2022/23

We pick out the best £4.0m and £4.5m defenders as we continue to analyse the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) price list.

This group of budget assets is a bit of a harder sell in 2022/23, with a ‘big at the back’ strategy proving popular thanks to the attacking threat and clean potential boasted by many of the £6.0m+ options.

But, for those managers opting for perhaps a 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 in Gameweek 1, it’s worth looking at which cut-price players could deliver the goods.

With unlimited transfers allowed during the World Cup downtime and a Wildcard to use before then, we’re focusing mostly on Gameweeks 1-8 for these articles.

Opta stats on the players featured in these articles are available in our Premium Members Area, where you can now get a full year’s subscription for just £2.49 a month.

NECO WILLIAMS

There’s nothing quite like a £4.0m bandwagon to set the Fantasy community’s pulses racing and every year, it seems, one crawls out of the woodwork in pre-season.

That man this time could be Neco Williams (£4.0m), who has swapped Liverpool bench duty for a possible first-team spot with newly promoted Nottingham Forest.

Steve Cooper seems to be sticking with a wing-back system in pre-season so far, which will hand more attacking license to Williams, while the Forest boss quietly oversaw a big improvement in his side’s defensive displays when taking over last season: only 28 goals were conceded in the 38 Championship games with Cooper at the helm.

Wales international Williams himself was on loan in the English second tier last season with Fulham, registering a decent two goals and two assists in just 14 appearances after joining in January. There were some encouraging underlying stats posted by the £4.0m defender, too.

There remains a little bit of caution about Williams at present, with Giulian Biancone (£4.5m) impressing at right wing-back in the early pre-season friendlies. Williams can play on either side, handily, but Bayern Munich’s Omar Richards (£4.5m) has arrived to further cloud proceedings.

By the time Forest’s good run of fixtures starts in Gameweek 6, we should at least have an answer to the concern above.

TAKEHIRO TOMIYASU/BEN WHITE

A poor run of 10 matches without an Arsenal clean sheet at the end of last season has helped keep the starting prices of Ben White (£4.5m) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m) down but despite that drought, only four clubs kept more shut-outs than the Gunners (13) in 2021/22.

Keeping together the first-choice defence was the key to Arsenal’s purple patch: Tomiyasu, White and Gabriel Magalhaes (£5.0m) started every fixture from Gameweeks 4-18 and helped the north Londoners record eight clean sheets in 15 matches. It was no coincidence that Arsenal’s defensive numbers worsened when Tomiyasu’s fitness issues began in January.

It was clean sheets or little else for White and Tomiyasu, however, who registered only one attacking return between them and posed relatively little threat for goals or assists.

Above: £4.5m-and-under defenders sorted by minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) in 2021/22

Vague-sounding injuries to White and Tomiyasu will also have to be monitored in the remaining pre-season games. William Saliba (£4.5m) and the corner-taking Cedric Soares (£4.5m) are the similarly priced deputies who will be poised to fill in for White and Tomiyasu should fitness still be a concern come Gameweek 1.

The schedule is very decent indeed should all be well on the injury front, with Arsenal top of our Season Ticker for fixture difficulty in the first eight Gameweeks.

DIOGO DALOT

Only four clubs kept fewer clean sheets than Manchester United (eight) last season; anyone watching Harry Maguire (£5.0m) and co. floundering at the back for the Red Devils under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick won’t be too surprised by that.

Defensive concerns remain even during a positive start to pre-season under Erik ten Hag but the capture of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax was an acknowledgment that things need to improve.

Where does Diogo Dalot (£4.5m) fit in, you might ask?

While work continues on solidifying the defence, there are most positive signs that United’s full-backs could be more threatening than they were in 2021/22.

Dalot has been ten Hag’s preferred option at right-back so far, and while it certainly can’t be ruled out that United will add to their squad depth in this position, he has impressed and struck up a good relationship with Jadon Sancho (£7.5m) down the right flank. Ten Hag seems to be encouraging ‘underlapping runs’ from his full-backs, with Dalot rattling the woodwork against Liverpool before supplying the cross that Anthony Martial (£7.0m) eventually converted in the win over Melbourne.

It’s still very early days with a new-look United but Dalot is certainly one for the watchlist in the budget pool.

LEWIS DUNK

Last season was a bit of a lean one for Lewis Dunk (£4.5m), who scored just one goal after delivering 11 attacking returns in the previous two campaigns combined.

The early-season presence of Shane Duffy (£4.5m) might have been a contributing factor, with the giant Irishman instead the primary target for most set plays in his run in the side from Gameweeks 1-15. Thereafter, with Duffy out of the starting XI, Dunk’s rate of chances improved considerably towards where it was in the preceding two seasons:

Mins per chance (GW1-15 of 2021/22)Mins per chance (GW16-38 of 2021/22)Mins per chance (2020/21)Mins per chance (2019/20)
Dunk21010191.7104.2

Duffy is expected to be a bench-warmer at best in the upcoming campaign, so might we see more chances for Dunk at dead-ball situations once again?

From a defensive perspective, Brighton were one of the better clubs in the division last year.

Only six teams could better the Seagulls for clean sheets (11) and fewest big chances conceded (58), while they were sixth for expected goals conceded (xGC, 50.74), too.

Even if Marc Cucurella (£5.0m) does depart for pastures new, Albion have proven in the past with their savvy recruitment and system-first mindset that they have more about them than one star player – note their impressive statistics despite the loss of Ben White last summer.

As for fixtures, Graham Potter’s troops avoid any of last season’s top five before the post-Gameweek 8 international break.

JONNY

Wing-back proved to be a bit of a rotation risk area for Wolves last season.

An injury to Nelson Semedo (£5.0m) should ensure that Jonny (£4.5m) starts 2022/23 at right-back/wing-back, at least, with the latter’s versatility meaning that he may simply switch flanks when Semedo returns to fitness.

Jonny had the best rate of shots and chances created of any Wolves defender last season, even if his reduced minutes made it a relatively small sample size.

Bruno Lage – who favoured a 3-4-3/3-5-2 for the bulk of 2021/22 – has been trialling a back four in pre-season, a move that would seem to dent Jonny’s appeal on paper as we usually associate wing-backs with added goal threat. But the Express and Star’s Liam Keen reported that Jonny was “exceptionally far forward” at their Benidorm training camp, something to watch out for when the friendlies get underway on Wednesday.

Wolves had boasted one of the best-performing defences from Gameweeks 1-29, with only three teams conceding fewer goals. They massively overachieved when it came to ‘expected goals conceded’ (xGC), however, regressing to the mean in a final nine Gameweeks in which they failed to keep any clean sheets.

Still, the fixtures are one of the best in the division in the opening six Gameweeks, after which a bail-out plan may be needed.

RICO HENRY/PONTUS JANSSON/ETHAN PINNOCK

It remains to be seen if new Brentford signing Thomas Strakosha (£4.5m) is to play anything other than understudy to David Raya (£4.5m) but it’s worth stressing that most of their defenders are also available for the same price.

Pontus Jansson (£4.5m) had more ‘big chances’ than any other FPL defender last season and was joint-sixth among players in his Fantasy position for attacking returns (seven). The issue with Jansson is that he might not quite be as nailed as he was in 2021/22, thanks to Thomas Frank’s springtime change to a 4-3-3 system. Centre-half Kristoffer Ajer (£4.5m) was accommodated at right-back in that new formation but summer signing Aaron Hickey (£5.0m) is earmarked for that role now, leaving Ajer and Jansson to potentially tussle for one right-sided centre-back spot. Ajer, as it happens, is injured right now, so it’s a medium-term problem.

Jansson trumped Ethan Pinnock (£4.5m) and Rico Henry (£4.5m) for many of the key underlying attacking stats last year, although Henry did better his two teammates for minutes-per-xGI.

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(averages per game)

Returning to the fixtures and Brentford don’t meet one of last season’s top four until Gameweek 12, with Manchester City, Spurs and Liverpool not faced until Gameweek 16 onwards. All five matches from Gameweeks 3-7 are against clubs who finished in the bottom half of the Premier League or came up from the Championship last season.

SVEN BOTMAN

The best mid-price FPL defenders for 2022/23 4

Newcastle’s two set-piece-taking full-backs and Nick Pope will each set Fantasy managers back £5.0m this season, so we turn to another summer recruit for a cheaper route into the Magpies’ improving defence.

Newcastle’s 2021/22 season began to really transform in Gameweek 23, when Eddie Howe had splashed the cash on some winter reinforcements.

Seven clean sheets arrived in the Magpies’ final 18 matches, a period in which they had the sixth-best record for fewest shots, goals and expected goals conceded.

Sven Botman (£4.5m) looks set to be the mainstay at centre-half this season and has earned very positive reviews in his pre-season showings so far, suggesting he will only further improve the Magpies’ fortunes at the back.

Gameweeks 3 and 5 are off-putting from a fixture perspective but pairing Botman with, say, a Brentford defender through to Gameweek 15 avoids any meeting with a side that finished in the top seven last season:

OTHER £4.5m FPL DEFENDERS

Vardy scores at both ends, Tielemans’ advanced role, Sarr and Saint-Maximin return again: FPL notes 4

The best of the rest arguably comes from Leicester City, who only don’t feature in the sections above due to their fixture difficulty: the Foxes face Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd and Spurs in the opening eight Gameweeks.

They’ll be key targets for Gameweek 9 Wildcarders, however, and by that point we will have hopefully sussed out which pairing of Ricardo Pereira, James Justin and Timothy Castagne (all £4.5m) Brendan Rodgers favours.

The admittedly injury-prone Pereira features in the xGI table towards the top of this piece and, on his day, will be one of the most attack-minded £4.5m options in the game.

READ MORE: Pereira and Castagne among the biggest price falls

A cut-price Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) is one for the Gameweek 7 shopping list after matches against Man City, Chelsea and Spurs are out of the way, while Palace’s assortment of £4.5m options are probably best avoided until Gameweek 10.

OTHER £4.0m FPL DEFENDERS

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The emergence of another playing £4.0m defender relies on either transfers, a la Neco Williams, or injuries.

Nathan Patterson (£4.0m) is a possible Gameweek 1 starter at wing-back for Everton due to a Seamus Coleman (£4.5m) injury, with the onus on the young Scot to impress Frank Lampard in the remaining warm-up matches.

Leo Hjelde (£4.0m) is one of Jesse Marsch’s options at left-back in the absence of the sidelined Junior Firpo (£4.5m), meanwhile, should Leeds not dip into the transfer market.

Brandon Williams and Japhet Tanganga are the only current £4.0m defenders who made 10 or more Premier League starts in 2021/22 but game-time prospects now look extremely unlikely at Man Utd and Spurs respectively so again, we’re relying on moves elsewhere in the Premier League for those two to see any meaningful minutes.

FPL POINTS PROJECTIONS

Our algorithm-generated FPL points projections for the 2022/23 campaign have been refreshed again in the last few days.

These will be further updated as pre-season continues and more team news information becomes apparent.

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  1. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 10 hours ago

    Having a deeper look at Odegaard's stats for last season certainly makes me more secure in believing that he's a good option, especially with Jesus there now and Nketiah getting more time as opposed to someone like Lacazette.

    - 7g 4a, only 3 players had more goal involvements (Saka 18, Martinelli + ESR 12)
    - Only 2 outfielders started more games than his 32 (Saka + Gabriel)
    - Highest xA by a distance bar Saka (6.8 v 6.9)
    - Highest npxG+xA bar Saka (11.6 v 15.2)
    - 134 shot creating actions
    - 4th in PL for chances created (behind Bruno, TAA, KDB)
    - 2nd in PL for chances created since end of Feb (last 12 games)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      What about his father, Aeroguard? Strong defender.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        Let us forget his uncle Odin

    2. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      In the words of Westlife "Am I supposed to leave you now, when you're looking like that?".

    3. theodosios
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      I like him a lot, had him last season for a short period and as Arsenal fan, I can tell you that he is actually "assister of asists"(sry for bad english) type of a player.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 8 hours ago

        True I have often seen him like this, but I think having players there that are more likely to finish off chances means he should have a good chance at picking up more returns, especially given his chance creation

    4. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 9 hours ago

      And here I am with Martinelli.

  2. The Wayfarer
    • 9 Years
    20 days, 10 hours ago

    Morning. Do people here consider Sterling, priced at 10m, to be within the 'premium-priced' category of players?

    Are many of the people looking at two of Salah/Haaland/Kane/Son also looking to have Sterling in their team, or is it too much?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      Depends on your backline I guess. Personally, it’s too much for me. Happy to sit back and observe first. I wouldn’t be starting with him.

    2. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      I think once you factor in two premium defenders its very hard to afford Sterling, assuming you have Salah + Haaland/Kane/Son.

      Could be a fun way to gamble by going cheap at the back and big in midfield since the hive mind won't move from BATB now.

      1. The Wayfarer
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        A team like this, for example:

        Raya
        TAA, Cancelo, James, Tomiyasu, N.Williams
        Salah, Sterling, Rashford
        Haaland, Jesus

        Like having Sterling in the team but Rashford isn't exactly nailed and could be better served with two 8m mids.

        1. Shattered Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah I prefer the 2x 8.0 mids route. Kulu & Saka v Sterling & Rash is a no contest for me. I may well be wrong, though.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      Not sure it matters, but I consider Sterling Haaland & Jesus as my premiums, with Mahrez & Diaz just behind

    4. The Sarjeant
      • 9 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      I do, yes. I only have Salah and Sterling.

    5. GinjaWhinja
      • 13 Years
      20 days, 9 hours ago

      Really want to find a way to squeeze Sterling in also. But Bowen at 8.5m looks like he could be slightly better value as an >8m mid. Tough not to compromise elsewhere, particularly if you have Mount as one of your 8mil mids.

      As a CFC fan, I don't see Chelsea keeping many clean sheets early, but the fixtures are ripe for goals galore - hence why favouring attack.

  3. Shattered Dreams
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 10 hours ago

    I hope all of Haaland, Kane, Salah, Son, Sterling, Ronaldo and Vardy start the season on fire. The panic and confusion would be fun.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      Better to see the first three flop and the others smash it. The collective knee jerking would reach magnitude 9 on the richter scale.

    2. theodosios
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      If Vardy scores more than 8-9 goals this season...it will be a miracle.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        *less than

  4. Shattered Dreams
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 10 hours ago

    Is the new members area ever going to come out of BETA?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      Demand a free t-shirt!

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 7 hours ago

        I waited 2 years for the new members area to come out of BETA and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

  5. theodosios
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 10 hours ago

    Spurs fans, who is most nailed defender in your team? I am thinking of dumping Perisic and go for Romero actually because I am not so sure anymore that he will even start the season.

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      Romero

  6. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    20 days, 10 hours ago

    Tottenham have made some fantastic signings this season. Good for them!

    1. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      You would think Spurs are prime Real Madrid Galacticos the way people are hyping up their signings and saying they going to compete for the league. I just dont see it. Perisic is 33 years old, if it were any other manager other than Conte, people would say its a trash signing and he is too old. Richarlison going to play where exactly? Djed Spence is an exiting player , the rest I am not sure.

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Bissouma

      2. MarkyMarkL
          20 days, 10 hours ago

          Richarlison will play on the right. Looks like Kulu could be made into a wing back which is just peak Conte.

          1. Shattered Dreams
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            What are you basing that on?

            I have not seen any Conte quote nor any reputable source mention that Kulusevski could be playing RWB. Moura played there during pre-season so far, and they have Doherty and Spence.

          2. farmerfat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            When has Richarlison ever played on the right? He prefers striker or LW. Why pay 60m for someone to play out of position.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 7 Years
              20 days, 10 hours ago

              plenty of times, here is one occasion -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykgv4Xw-0is

            2. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 10 hours ago

              He's played there in both of their preseason games so far alongside Son and Kane, apart from one half as a CF alongside Gil and Lucas Moura

            3. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              He also predominantly plays there or CF for Brazil.

    2. Lemonade
      • 1 Year
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      Thoughts?
      Thank you fellas

      Meslier
      TAA - Chilwell - Saliba (risky pick ik) - Cucurella
      Salah - Martinelli - Mount - Sancho
      Haaland - Jesus

      Bench : Hendo / Plange / Gordon / Neco

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Very nice.

    3. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      McFred start again!

      1. AC
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        They have no one else

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Would you like McFreds with that?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          In Belgium they are called Pomme Freds.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            And for a little while they were called Freedom Freds in the US.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              But mostly it’s Fred Fries.

              1. Brimble82
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                I love that you had this 'Fred' with yourself and nobody dropped in to upvote.
                Rectifying that.

                1. The Mentaculus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  20 days, 8 hours ago

                  Never fails to get a chuckle out of me either. We love you TKT, keep us the glorious irreverance!

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      Malacia instead of Shaw!

      1. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        That's good, potentially opens up another defensive option on FPL.

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      20 days, 10 hours ago

      ManUtd: DDG, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Sancho, Fred, McTominay, Bruno, Rashford, Martial

      Palace: Butland, Clyne, Ward, Andersen, Mitchell, Rak-Sakyi, Milivojevic, Phillips, Ebiowei, Mateta, Ayew

      1. AC
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        That United team is so uninspiring. Having said that may take a chance on Rashford or Martial if no new signings / Ronaldo doesn’t come back before start of season.

        1. MarkyMarkL
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            Eriksen and Martinez aren't on the tour and there will be more signings. Not to mention they now have a proper coach. That front three if Ronaldo doesn't play will cause some damage.

            1. AC
              • 9 Years
              20 days, 10 hours ago

              Good luck with turning water into wine. Martinez and Erikssen? Come on that’s not going to cut it. No CDM and two of the front three have continually been dropped. 6th place this year

        2. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          20 days, 10 hours ago

          That Palace team..

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            Zaha, Eze and Olise among a batch left at home camp due to injury or vaccination status. I think Olise and Zaha are injured as they missed their friendly v Accrington Stanley at home before they went on tour, not sure on the rest

          2. NotNowKato
            • 9 Years
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            8 of the Palace team aren't on tour because they didn't meet the entry qualification for Australia. I'm assuming they aren't vaxed.

        3. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          20 days, 10 hours ago

          Come on you Bangkok Century Champions!

          1. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            Big cup that, big cup.

      2. marcos11
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Haaland/Gordon or Jesus/Diaz?

        1. The Sarjeant
          • 9 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Jesus and Diaz.

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          JD

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            I’m predicting Everton score zero goals this season.

      3. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Thoughts?

        ----------------------Meslier---------------------
        TAA - James - Zinchenko - Trippier
        ---Salah - Diaz - Martinelli - Bailey---
        ----------------Kane - Haaland---------------

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Looks fine. Would prefer Bailey’s Irish Cream over your Bailey.

          1. Shattered Dreams
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Have you been at the Bailey's Irish Cream this morning?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              No need, I am always like this!

        2. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Looks pretty good if Bailey starts. one of the better Threemiums I have seen

          1. TheBiffas
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            A lot of articles online fancy Bailey to get into the XI

            1. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              The only downside I can point out is no City defense. I guess you could get Cucurella in if he moves to City for Zinchenko or Trippier

              1. TheBiffas
                • 1 Year
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                Yep, Cucurella could come in if he looks like playing most games. I think him, Zinchenko and Trippier can come close to Cancelo this year

        3. Halftime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Looks good, I think you need a starting player on your bench to cover Martinelli or Bailey if they don't play though.

          1. TheBiffas
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Andreas and Neco Williams are enough for me

            1. Halftime
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Fair enough

      4. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Anyone know if Koulibaly is much of a threat from set pieces? Wondering if he might be decent value at 5.5

        1. GinjaWhinja
          • 13 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Somewhat but think there's better value around that price. Either at 5m or at 6m. Best to look elsewhere. Particularly as Chelsea's fixtures and new backline may take some time to generate cleanies.

      5. Emiliano Sala
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Utd attacking assets tempting

      6. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Comments welcome on updated draft- assumes Zinchenko looks like being a starter for Arsenal otherwise probably would get Gabriel.

        Meslier
        TAA James Dias Zinchenko
        Salah L Díaz Sancho Martinelli
        Haaland Jesus

        Klaesson Neco Andreas Plange

        1. TheBiffas
          • 1 Year
          20 days, 10 hours ago

          Lovely. We have the same team except I have Trippier, Bailey and Kane to your Dias, Sancho and Jesus

      7. Mayor of Flair
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        Ederson
        TAA Cancelo Trippier White
        BrunoF BrunoG Bowen Sterling Sancho
        Haaland

        N.Williams, Blah, Blah, Blah

        No Salah or Spurs obviously but is that such a crime?

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 10 hours ago

          Doubling up on United attack is brave.

          1. Mayor of Flair
            • 8 Years
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            Ya good point, thanks FarmerFat

        2. Emiliano Sala
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 10 hours ago

          Nice apart guimares

          1. Mayor of Flair
            • 8 Years
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            Doesn't do it for you?

            1. Emiliano Sala
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 10 hours ago

              I would avoid

              1. Mayor of Flair
                • 8 Years
                20 days, 10 hours ago

                I do think he is over performing, nice price though

        3. TheBiffas
          • 1 Year
          20 days, 10 hours ago

          Could easily get Salah or son in for Fernandes + a couple of downgrades

          1. Mayor of Flair
            • 8 Years
            20 days, 10 hours ago

            I'll take a look, thanks.

      8. fantasyfog
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        So come on then, premiums

        We can't have them all but which ones are your priority

        Top 3 premiums please, and the ones that are fitting into a team well

        Mine
        Salah Son Haaland on that order

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          kane,
          haaland
          ,kdb
          ,bruno
          ,salah
          son
          thats my possible selection ranking

      9. ooga booga
        • 12 Years
        20 days, 10 hours ago

        No love for Bernado Silva. Pep loves him

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          He was really bad 2nd half of last season (FPL wise) . Played too deep.

        2. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          20 days, 8 hours ago

          Pep's also looking to sell him to Barcelona!
          Though not sure how Barca can now just buy everyone!
          Only 5 mins ago they were still under FFP restrictions!

          1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            20 days, 8 hours ago

            Pep doesn't want to sell him altho he wants to go and Barca want him. I suspect he'll go next summer. But I do think he'll see fewer minutes and play deeper this time.

        3. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 7 hours ago

          Brilliant player but FPL effectiveness reduced when KDB fit.

      10. anish10
        • 11 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        Which one please

        A) Pope & Cash

        B) Ederson + Tomiyasu

      11. DeuloRad
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        The comparison image in this article is just one big blur for me http://prntscr.com/KA_pomtM2nGN

      12. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 8 hours ago

        I do like what the No Salah money can do. Not having him or either of Kane and Son seems like a massive hairline reducer, I'll cave for sure. Thoughts?

        Mendy
        TAA / Zinc / James / Cancelo / Robertson
        Mount / Diaz / Maddison
        Jesus / Haaland

        Begovic / Guimares / Andreaa / Delap

      13. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        20 days, 7 hours ago

        I see that Chelsea are looking to offload Ross Barkley. At 5.0 he would be good if he went to another Premier League club for a sure starting place.

        1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
          • 8 Years
          20 days, 7 hours ago

          Feels like a fever dream when he went to Villa and actually played well for a short while, can't even remember what happened there seemed to just dissappear

      14. Salarrivederci
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 23 hours ago

        BB GW1 WC GW2:

        Mendy - Meslier
        TAA - Robbo - Cancelo - Trippier - Dalot
        Diaz - Sancho - Rashford - ASM - Harrison
        (K)ane - Wilson - Solanke

      15. Trollpop98
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        I play in an 8 team drafted league. This is my team from drafting 3rd.

        Thoughts and suggestions, (realizing most of the other good options at forward or mid are already on other teams, I focused on the midfield in my draft strategy leaving 3 defenders for my last three choices.

        Lloris (TOT), Sa (WOL)
        Matip (LIV), Laporte MCI (still injured), Andersen (CRY), Jansson (BRE), Martinez (MUN)
        de Bruyne (MCI) Bowen (WHU), Saka (ARS), Wilson (FUL), Gallagher (CHE)
        Antonio (WHU), Johnson (NFO), Maupay (BHA)

        Budget left 3.5