Fantasy Premier League tips: bargain defenders for the 2020-21 season

Fantasy Premier League bargains: assemble a cost-effective back line.

Fantasy Premier League tips for bargain defenders in the 2020-21 season
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Assemble a cost-effective back line for the start of the new season with the help of these Fantasy Premier League bargain defenders for the 2020-21 season.

Recommended picks include players from Arsenal, Brighton, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Leeds, Man City, Man Utd, Southampton, West Ham and Wolves.

💸 Nathan Ferguson CRY, £4m

Word is that he looks set to start the campaign as Crystal Palace’s first-choice right-back. Could he be the next Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

💸 Ben Johnson WHU, £4m

Started West Ham’s last three games of the 2019-20 season and is able to play in either full-back position.

💸 Kyle Walker-Peters SOU, £4.5m

Signed from Spurs on a permanent deal following his loan spell, he’s an attacking right-back who looks like being first-choice in an improving team.

💸 Charlie Taylor BUR, £4.5m

Looks the best of the £4.5m Burnley options.

💸 Stuart Dallas/Luke Ayling LEE, £4.5m

Newly promoted Leeds boasted the tightest defence in last season’s Championship and their full-backs like to get forward. However, it’s a tough call on which one’s the better pick.

💸 Ruben Vinagre WOL, £4.5m

Looks set to deputise for Jonny, who’s out with a long-term injury, as a left-sided wing-back for a defensively solid Wolves side.

💸 Tariq Lamptey BHA, £4.5m

The young Brighton right-back impressed towards the end of last season and looks to get into forward positions.

💸 William Saliba ARS, £4.5m

Arsenal’s new centre-back comes highly rated and should get games, but at just 19 it’s doubtful he’ll be nailed-on to start.

💸 Luke Shaw MUN, £5m

As things stand he should go into the season as Man Utd’s first-choice left-back, making him good value at that price.

💸 Nathan Aké MCI, £5.5m

Recently joined Man City from Bournemouth, so if he starts he should get clean sheets – and then there’s his goal-scoring ability from set pieces.