Assemble a cost-effective back line for the start of the new season with the help of these Fantasy Premier League bargain defenders.
Recommended picks for 2018/19 include players from Sheffield United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Watford, Newcastle United and West Ham United.
💸 Stevens/O’Connell SHU, £5m/£4.5m
Sheffield United had the best defensive record of any of the newly promoted sides in last year’s Championship, and they’ve got some decent home fixtures early one.
Left-back Enda Stevens had the most end product in an attacking sense, with four goals and six assists in all competitions.
But Jack O’Connell also likes to get forward and is £0.5m cheaper, in case that makes all the difference for your squad.
💸 Willy Boly WOL, £5m
A threat from set pieces, as evidenced by his four Premier League goals last season, so it’s a slight surprise to see his price so low this time around.
Having said that, the rigours of a Europa League campaign may take its toll on Wolves’s season.
💸 José Holebas WAT, £5m
Started the last campaign with a flurry of assists, only for injuries to stifle his progress, but his opening three or four fixtures here look tempting.
💸 Fabian Schär NEW, £5m
Although it remains to be seen how Newcastle fare without Rafael Benítez, Schär’s return of 4 goals in 24 league games last season bode well.
💸 Ryan Fredericks WHU, £4.5m
Looks to have the most potential for assists out of West Ham’s defenders and is priced lower than erstwhile popular pick Aaron Cresswell.