Strengthen your defensive line after consulting the Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 18 defenders round-up.
Recommended selections this week include players from Southampton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Sunderland.
MORE FANTASY FOOTBALL TIPS:
- Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 18: Goalkeepers
- Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 18: Midfielders
- Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 18: Forwards
- Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 18: Captains
Nathaniel Clyne, Southampton – £5.9m
Clyne’s form this season is no secret, but we mention him for two reasons: 1) we fancy Saints for a clean sheet at Crystal Palace, and 2) he’ll be facing his former club, which according to football’s bizarre logic makes him more likely to score.
Filipe Luis, Chelsea – £5.9m
The onus will be on Chelsea to attack at home to West Ham, so it’s likely they’ll start with the forwards-thinking Luis – and as he showed in the League Cup win at Derby, he’s got one hell of a free kick in his locker.
Mathieu Debuchy, Arsenal – £5.2m
Back from injury and a goal-scorer in the 2-2 draw at Liverpool, Debuchy’s attacking prowess will be a bonus as long as Arsenal keep a clean sheet at home to a QPR side that’s lost every away game.
John O’Shea, Sunderland – £4.4m
Because, let’s face it, if Sunderland concede at home to shot-shy Hull then they need a ruddy good clip round the ear.
However, beware the ‘Steve Bruce returning to old club’ factor.
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