Gameweek 29 signifies that the English Premier League season is in the homestretch. Only 10 matches are left this year and Fantasy Premier League managers need to get things right as the final days tick down.
Who gets into our gameweek 29 defenders list now that the FA Cup semifinals are set?
Alfie Mawson – Swansea
Games: 17; Clean sheets: 3; Total FPL points: 62
Alfie Mawson had a good weekend despite Swansea’s 2-1 loss to Hull. The defender scored his fourth goal of the season and continues to look like a defensive dark horse in FPL and daily fantasy sports.
Bournemouth and Middlesbrough are up next for Swansea, so Mawson should keep his place if you have selected him in recent weeks.
Gary Cahill – Chelsea
Games: 27; Clean sheets: 13; Total FPL points: 127
Gary Cahill continues to lead all defenders in FPL, and coming off of Chelsea’s clean sheet FA Cup win over Manchester United, the Englishman is a great choice for FPL gameweek 29 defenders.
Chelsea take on Stoke and Crystal Palace in their next two fixtures, so don’t bet against the big defender.
Antonio Valencia – Manchester United
Games: 23; Clean sheets: 9; Total FPL points: 91
Antonio Valencia has been a part of nine Manchester United clean sheets, and the Red Devils have kept three in their last four matches.
Manchester United have a fantastic run of matches over their next four, and should add another clean sheet or two against the likes of Middlesbrough, West Brom, Everton and Sunderland.
Seamus Coleman – Everton
Games: 25; Clean sheets: 9; Total FPL points: 127
Seamus Coleman continues his strong run of form and makes our gameweek 29 defenders list for this week’s team. Coleman had a solid match against West Brom as the Toffees kept another clean sheet.
Everton face Hull in their FPL gameweek 29 match, but managers should sell Coleman following this week as Everton face Liverpool and Manchester United in the following gameweeks.
Marcos Alonso – Chelsea
Games: 21; Clean sheets: 12; Total FPL points: 126
In FPL gameweek 29, expect Marcos Alonso and Chelsea to get back to keeping clean sheets in the league. The Blues have gone five matches in the Premier League without keeping a shut out, however. Stoke offers Chelsea a chance to keep their first clean sheet in some time.
Alonso and the Blues picked up all three points against Stoke last time out; and with the Potters having nothing to play for in the last 10 matches, Chelsea should dispatch them again.
Petr Cech – Arsenal
Games: 26; Clean sheets: 8; Total points: 89
Goalkeeper Petr Cech is a great choice for FPL gameweek 29. The Arsenal goalkeeper had a good outing last time against West Brom as he tallied six points in a clean sheet performance. Get him in your FPL or DFS team this week.