Fantasy Premier League bargains: Top 10 defenders

Featuring players from West Brom, Leicester and Norwich, amongst others.

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Aleksandar Kolarov, one of our top 10 Fantasy Premier League bargains for 2015-16 defenders
SMART? Aleks (Image: John Urquhart)

Get ready for the 2015-16 season with our carefully scouted Fantasy Premier League bargains – next up, defenders, ten of ’em!


Now, as promised, those defenders…

Aleksandar Kolarov, Man City – £5.5m

Ended last season as City’s first-choice left-back and has plenty of potential for goals and assists.

Héctor Bellerín, Arsenal – £5.5m

See above, but substitute ‘City’ for ‘Arsenal’ and ‘left-back’ for ‘right-back’.

Eric Dier, Spurs – £5m

Again, ditto with the goals and assists potential, but ‘Spurs’ and ‘right-back’, although it does of course depend whether the youngster starts as first-choice.

Ryan Shawcross, Stoke – £5m

The Potters have strung together back-to-back top half finishes going into what looks to be a favourable start to this season, including an opening day game at home to Liverpool (think back to the final day of last season).

Ashley Williams, Swansea – £5m

The very definition of stoic.

Craig Dawson, West Brom – £5m

Pulis Factor + goal threat at set pieces = canny purchase. See also his team mates Joleon Lescott and Gareth McAuley.

Wes Morgan, Leicester – £4.5m

Ended last season on fire, not literally of course.

John O’Shea, Sunderland – £4.5m

Dick Advocaat will have them well drilled, won’t he? That’ll be cheap if so.

Luke Garbutt, Everton – £4.5m

Takes a wicked set piece but has Leighton Baines to oust. Keep an eye on his progress.

Sébastien Bassong, Norwich – £4.5m

Used to get the odd goal, didn’t he? And Norwich were hard to beat at Carrow Road last time they were up.