Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 24: Goalkeepers and Defenders

Seeing value in bottom-half-of-the-table goalkeepers.

John Ruddy, one of our Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 24
Ruddy… Yours for just £4.9m (Image: NCFCQ)

Come one, come all – our Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 24 goalkeepers and defenders round-up is here to save the day!

We can’t be certain of what will happen in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures, so there is a chance – just a slim one, mind – that our Fantasy Football tips might not work out for you.

Rest assured, though, that our educated guesses are at least as educated as they are guessed.

We ought to point out that our Fantasy Football tips are based on the official Premier League version of the game, but the principles should apply more or less across the board.

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Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 24: Goalkeepers and Defenders

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrián registered his second double-figured points haul in three games, making nine saves on his way to an unlikely clean sheet at Chelsea.

You might fancy him for another shut-out at home to Swansea City on Saturday, in which case he’d be a snip at just £4.3m.

Joey O’Brien is for some reason the Hammers’ most expensive W Ham defender at 4.9, whereas £4.5m Guy Demel has the most points and therefore may be worth your time.

Sam Allardyce’s lot now have ten clean sheets this season, the joint most alongside Arsenal.

It’s back-to-back clean sheets for Norwich City, whose £4.9m goalkeeper John Ruddy snuck up to third in the Fantasy Premier League goalie rankings.

The Canaries go to Cardiff City this weekend, so you might also want to consider one of their defenders as well, none of whom cost more than £4.7m.

You’ve got to fancy Arsenal for a clean sheet at home to Crystal Palace – we’re pleased to note that right-back Bacary Sagna is coming good on our prediction of him getting more assists.

Sagna’s cross for Olivier Giroud’s cute backheeled finish was his second set-up in four games, so he’s looking good value at £5.6m.

Everton had been the league’s tightest defence prior to Tuesday night’s 4-0 defeat in the Merseyside derby, and we expect their misery to be compounded by an on-form Aston Villa.

Christian Benteke scored twice at Goodison Park in last season’s fixture, and if Sylvain Distin’s out then the big Belgian could punish the Toffees once more.

Our 0-0 prediction for the weekend is Newcastle United v Sunderland, so you might do well to avail of their defenders.

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