Round up, round up – our Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 25 goalkeepers and defenders round-up has arrived!
We can’t be sure of what shall occur in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures, so there is a chance – just a scrap of one, like – 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 should mention that our Fantasy Football tips are based on the Fantasy Premier League online game, but the principles should apply more or less across the board.
Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 25: Goalkeepers and Defenders
Sunderland, so resurgent under Gus Poyet, are at home to low-scoring Hull City this weekend – and we like the look of goalkeeper Vito Mannone and right-back Phil Bardsley at £4.5m apiece.
Mannone’s nine saves in the 3-0 win at Newcastle United earned him eleven points for the second consecutive game, while Bardsley claimed a Fantasy assist by winning the penalty converted by Fabio Borini.
Be wary, though – Hull have invested in strikers by bringing in Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic.
Also-resurgent Southampton are at home to Stoke City – the Potters will be on a high after beating Manchester United, but Saints look defensively secure once again with £4.7m Artur Boruc back in goal.
Suffice it to say he looks great value for money, as do £4.9m Luke Shaw and £5.2m José Fonte.
Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose has two assists in his last three, so £4.7m could be one of the bargains of the season if he manages to cement a first team place.
Manchester United at home to Fulham looks the likeliest of clean sheets from this weekend’s Premier League fixtures, owing more to Fulham’s ineptitude than United’s prowess it has to be said.
With Phil Jones and Jonny Evans picking up injuries, Chris Smalling has to be good value at £5.1m.
Crystal Palace at home to West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at home to Newcastle United strike us as likely clean sheets too, so you might want to browse Palace’s cheap options and Chelsea’s more lavish options (Gary Cahill is still only £5.8m, though, which is decidedly bargainalicious in our book).