Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 15 – Goalkeeper and Defence

In which we ask you to consider the merits of Swansea City and Crystal Palace.

Danny Gabbidon, one of our Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 15
Gabbidon… Yours for just £4.1m (Image: Jon Candy)

Get this, right – it’s our goalkeeping and defensive Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 15!

Our Fantasy Football tips may not work out for you – after all, only Mystic Megson knows what’s going to happen in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures – but, as educated guesses go, they’re as educated as they are guessed.

We should also make it clear that 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, and you should also consult our midfield and striker Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 15.

Okay, let’s do this…

Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 15 – Goalkeeper and Defence

Well, we told you to take your Everton players out in anticipation of their trips to Manchester United last night and Arsenal on Sunday.

After their 1-0 win at Old Trafford, we’ll leave it up to you to decide how they might do at the Emirates – all we’ll say is that the Gunners look likely to pose rather more of a threat than David Moyes’s struggling Red Devils side.

If only Bryan Oviedo was listed as a defender rather than a midfielder, eh?

Arsenal for their part have been another reliable source of clean sheets, so maybe we have a 0-0 on our hands. Would’t bank on it, though.

Anyway, our clean sheet tip for the weekend is Crystal Palace – they’ve managed three of ’em in their last four games, and this weekend sees them play at home to a Cardiff City side fresh from drawing 0-0 at Stoke City.

Nice and cheap they are, too – goalkeeper Julian Speroni will set you back £4.5m, while Dean Moxey and Joel Ward are priced at just £4m apiece.

Damien Delaney can be had for £4.4m, but our choice would be Danny Gabbidon for £4.1m – he’s got the most points of their defensive players, albeit that could be attributed to his goal against Sunderland in Gameweek 3.

Swansea City are our other tip, Michael Laudrup’s previously watertight Swans having regained their defensive mojo with a 3-0 win over high-flying Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm is rated at £5m, as are Ben Davies and Chico Flores. At £4.8m, Ashley Williams would be our suggestion.

Maybe Liverpool will manage a shut-out at home to struggling West Ham United, but we don’t trust them enough to advise you.

Doesn’t mean they won’t win comfortably, mind, so keep the Reds’ attacking options in mind.

NOW: check out our midfield and striker Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 15