After a solid defensive gameweek 26, our top 5 for Fantasy Premier League gameweek 27 defenders didn’t hold up. Unfortunately, the likes of Seamus Coleman and Gareth McAuley – two of our favourites – massively fell out of form.
So, it is back to the drawing board for daily fantasy sports and Fantasy Premier League fans. Who gets into our top five defensive players list? Let’s find out.
Remember, it is an FA Cup weekend, so not all Premier League teams will be in action. Set up your team accordingly.
Aleksandar Kolarov – Manchester City
Games: 25; Clean sheets: 7; Total FPL points: 77
Aleksandar Kolarov’s Manchester City will play a midweek fixture against Stoke to make up for a postponed match. Their Wednesday night encounter is a chance to get your team some solid points from an in-form defender.
Kolarov has tallied 15 points in his last two matches, and with the poor performances from defensive players last weekend, he is one that should be a no-brainer.
Alfie Mawson – Swansea
Games: 16; Clean sheets: 3; Total FPL points: 54
Alfie Mawson has been a part of Swansea’s revitalised team, and due to the limited amount of games being played in gameweek 28, Mawson is a defensive addition to our top 5.
Four times this season Mawson has tallied six or more points in an FPL gameweek. This weekend’s fixture against Hull should see him do better than his one point against Burnley in gameweek 27.
Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool
Games: 26; Clean sheets: 7; Total FPL points: 85
Up and down, that is what Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne’s season has been like. The full-back has plenty of FPL defensive potential this weekend.
He should do better than in his last performance against Burnley when he tallied one point. But remember, it is slim pickings this gameweek.
Liverpool do have a potential for big points in the coming weeks, so if you have space, Clyne is a good option at the back.
James Collins – West Ham
Games: 11; Clean sheets: 2; Total FPL points: 32
What can we say? You are choosing the best from a bad bunch for gameweek 28. James Collins makes the defensive top 5 on potential. Although he has played sparingly, West Ham have some defensive injuries going into their game against Bournemouth.
Add in his six point performance last time against the Cherries, and he has the opportunity to score FPL points.
Seamus Coleman – Everton
Games: 24; Clean sheets: 8; Total FPL points: 121
Despite a poor weekend in gameweek 27, Coleman stays in the top 5 due to the lack of high-quality defenders in action. Coleman should do better this week than he did against Tottenham; which we warned you about beforehand.
Against West Brom in gameweek 28, expect better from the defender.
Lukasz Fabianski – Swansea
Games: 27; Clean sheets: 4; Total FPL points: 71
Swansea are five points above relegation and Lukasz Fabianski has been one reason the team has moved out of the drop zone. Of the teams playing in gameweek 28, Hull have scored the fewest goals, which gives Fabianski the chance to keep his fifth clean sheet.
Swansea players offer plenty of value this gameweek and should be looked at carefully when planning you DFS and FPL teams.