Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 11 – Goalkeeper and Defence

Which teams are most likely to keep clean sheets this weekend? Erm...the usual suspects, really...

Tim Howard, one of our Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 11
Tim Howard… Yours for just £5.5m (Image: Jarrett Campbell)

Why, if it isn’t our goalkeeping and defensive Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 11.

Maybe you’re new around here, in which case we ought to make one or two things abundantly clear before proceeding.

First up, please do bear in mind that our Fantasy Football tips aren’t guaranteed to work out for you since we can’t predict this weekend’s Premier League scores.

Only Mystic Megson can do that.

Furthermore, our Fantasy Football tips are based on the official Premier League version of the game, although the principles should apply more or less across the board.

Oh aye, and you should also check out our midfield and striker Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 11.

Okay, let’s do this thing…

Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 11 – Goalkeeper and Defence

Every week we bang on about Southampton and, seeing as they were only denied yet another clean sheet by a freak Asmir Begović goal after 13 seconds of their 1-1 draw at Stoke City, we shall deem their form intact.

What’s more is they’re at home to Hull City this weekend – Steve Bruce’s men look solid but don’t score many, as evidenced by their managing only a solitary strike against nine-man Sunderland on Saturday.

You’ve got to fancy a shut-out there so, if you haven’t already, get some Saints in your side!

But do it quick as their prices are gradually creeping upwards: goalkeeper Artur Boruc is up to £5m, Luke Shaw £4.8m, José Fonte £5.3m and Dejan Loren a comparatively whopping £5.8m.

Right back Nathaniel Clyne, however, remains £4.6m having curiously dropped down to that price from £4.7m a couple of weeks ago. Wonder what he did wrong.

Swansea City will be without goalkeeper Michel Vorm for three matches after his straight red card in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Cardiff City, but we fancy them to hold out at home to Stoke this weekend.

Vorm’s likely stand-in Guy Tremmel can be had for just £4.4m – and, who knows, if he performs well then maybe he’ll keep his place.

Everton are back in the clean sheets – Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur was their second in succession and fifth overall, with Tim Howard now the joint highest points-scoring goalkeeper in the Fantasy realm alongside Boruc.

The Toffees travel to bottom-of-the-table Crystal Palace this weekend, so you might want to consider Howard at £5.5m, Sylvain Distin at £5m and Phil Jagielka or Seamus Coleman at £5.5m.

Coleman’s added attacking threat makes him the best value, certainly more so than £7.7m Leighton Baines at the moment.

Baines has been a popular pick over the last few seasons, hoovering up points with goals and assists, but Roberto Martínez’s Everton seems less reliant on him to get forward than David Moyes’s.

Spurs are also a decent bet to keep a clean sheet at home to Newcastle United this weekend, although the Magpies have some dangerous players and will be buzzing after their 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.

Still, Michael Dawson remains cracking value at £5.3m, while Jan Vertonghen could make £7.1m look very reasonable if he continues to excel as an attacking left back.

Our 0-0 tip – and we’re quite good at these, if we say so ourselves – has to be Norwich City v West Ham United. Albeit it doesn’t require much in the way of clairvoyance to call that one.

NOW: check out our midfield and striker Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 11!