The best advice going into gameweek 6 in Fantasy Premier League football is to omit any Stoke City defender from being in your side.
Stoke have been the Premier League’s worst defence in 2016-17, giving up a whooping 14 goals from five matches. However, there are plenty of top quality defenders to get into your Fantasy Premier League side. Let us look at five defenders to put in your team for gameweek 6.
Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham
The Belgian defender makes the list for the second straight week after Tottenham posted their Premier League leading third clean sheet of the season. Jan Vertonghen featured as Spurs’ left-back and had another exceptional match.
He is a must in any Fantasy Premier League team this season. Spurs travel to mid-table Middlesbrough next, so there is no reason Spurs cannot keep a third consecutive clean sheet.
Aleksandar Kolarov – Manchester City
Played as a centre-back versus Bournemouth by Pep Guardiola, Aleksandar Kolarov received the highest Manchester City rating for a defender courtesy of WhoScored.com.
The defender has featured in all five City games this season, starting four and coming on as a substitute in the fifth. Kolarov should feature in City’s next match as they travel to Swansea who have only scored four goals this season.
Jonny Evans – West Brom
West Brom maybe a no frills, mid-table team, but Jonny Evans and company have secured two clean sheets this season already. Evans is a cheap option to slot in defence and his selection is even more appealing due to the fact that West Brom take on Stoke City in gameweek 6. With Stoke’s awful attack and inability to score.
Evans could be a perfect option for another clean sheet. Be warned, however, Evans is joint top of the league in most yellow cards with three.
Cedric Soares – Southampton
Southampton and Cedric Soares kept their first clean sheet of the season last weekend against Swansea. Soares played very well in that fixture, winning five tackles. Soares is another one of those cheap options for pragmatic Fantasy Premier League managers.
Southampton have West Ham up next, a team that have won just once this season and have lost three straight. West Ham have scored in all of their fixtures this term, but Southampton’s defence could be in form and keep the Irons out of goal.
Seamus Coleman – Everton
Seamus Coleman has been brilliant in Everton’s last two fixtures. A clean sheet was followed by the Toffees giving up one goal last week to Middlesbrough. The right-back even got on the score sheet in a man of the match performance.
Everton have only given up three goals all season and the Merseysiders take on fourth from bottom Bournemouth in gameweek 6. Bournemouth have only scored three goals, so get him in your fantasy side.
Bonus: Top goalkeeper
Hugo Lloris – Tottenham
Hugo Lloris continues to be the Premier League’s top goalkeeper. Despite only making six saves this season, Lloris has kept two clean sheets.
A trip to Middlesbrough is up next, and Lloris could keep his third shutout of the season. Based on form, he is the goalkeeper that is a must to have in your fantasy team for gameweek 6.