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Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 6 – Goalkeeper and Defence

Our goalkeeper and defence tips for Gameweek 6 looks at the on-form likes of Southampton, Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Michel Vorm, one of our Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 6
Vorm… In-form (Image: Victor van Werkhooven)

Come on then, have yourselves some more of our Fantasy Football Tips. These are specifically for Gameweek 6 and pertain to the goalkeeper and defensive positions.

They’re based on the official Premier League version of the game, but should be more or less applicable across the board.

Just don’t hold us accountable if it all goes belly up – we can’t predict the future. We’re not Mystic Megson, you know.

Read on, then, for our afore-described Fantasy Football Tips…

Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 6 – Goalkeeper and Defence

Having bolted down for a number of notable shut-outs last season, Swansea City look to have their clean sheet groove back on – three in their last four games now, albeit one was in the Europa League at Valencia.

You can get goalkeeper Michel Vorm for just £5m, while Michael Laudrup’s first choice back four of Ben Davies (£5m), Ashley Williams (£4.9m), Chico Flores (£5m) and Angel Rangel (£5.4m) also represent good value.

Be warned, though – they welcome free-scoring Arsenal to the Liberty Stadium this weekend.

Perhaps better bets, at least for this weekend, await you at Southampton – Mauricio Pochettino’s men made it back-to-back clean sheets with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Liverpool, and they’ve conceded just two in their first five games.

The Saints are at home to Ian Holloway’s struggling Crystal Palace this weekend, so you may want to avail yourself of goalkeeper Artur Boruc (£4.6m) or defenders Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m), Luke Shaw (£4.7m), José Fonte (£4.7m) and Dejan Lovren (£5m.)

Lovren of course scored the winner at Anfield, while Fonte was on the mark in Southampton’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland.

Tottenham Hotspur‘s 1-0 win at Cardiff City means they’ve conceded just the once so far this season, while Chelsea hinted at a return to their resilient ways with a 2-0 win over Fulham.

You might want to gamble on a 0-0 draw between the two sides in Saturday’s early kick-off at White Heart Lane – or you could whack £7.5m on Everton‘s Leighton Baines and hope he pops in another couple of free-kicks!

Baines claimed he was motivated to get on the score sheet having been dropped from the Fantasy Football team of his Toffees teammate Leon Osman, and true to form he is now the league’s highest scoring Fantasy defender with 42 points.

Roberto Martínez’s side have also shown themselves capable of keeping a clean sheet, so the also-attack-minded Séamus Coleman remains good value at £5.6m.

There you go, some goalkeeper and defence-based Fantasy Football tips for you. Why not check out our midfield and strikers-based Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 6?