Strengthen your defence with this Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 3 defenders round-up and unlock your fantasy football potential.
Recommended defender picks for this gameweek include players from Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton.
🌟 Benjamin Mendy MCI, £6.2m
Whatever it takes to bring him in, do it before his price skyrockets, because four assists from his first two games is no fluke.
He’s virtually playing as an attacker for the best side in the league, so he’s cheap even at that price.
🌟 Marcos Alonso CHE, £6.6m
Another fairly obvious shout, but Alonso’s return of a goal and two assists already demonstrates how attacking his role will be in Maurizio Sarri’s system.
Premium attacking defenders like Mendy, Alonso and Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson offer great value this season, despite being priced at the upper end of their category.
Imagine if they were similarly priced midfielders – not just that, but that they also got four points for a clean sheet and one extra point per goal.
Based on early evidence, you’d be a fool not to include at least one of them, and there’s a strong case to be made for all three.
🌟 Alexander-Arnold/Robertson LIV, £5m/£6m
Liverpool full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson carry such attacking threat that they could both conceivably score highly at home to Brighton.
While the former is cheaper, he is likelier to lose his place at some point during the season due to inexperience and Nathaniel Clyne’s return from injury.
🌟 Luke Shaw MUN, £5.1m
Man Utd may have looked a shambles in the 3-2 defeat at Brighton but a home game against a top-four rival like Spurs is perversely just what they need.
It’s the kind of game where a José Mourinho side knuckles down and digs out a result, with the aid of a parked bus if need be.
Added to this, Shaw is cheap and has a goal and assist from his opening two games.