Because the season has progressed, the pool of viable defenders for Dream Staff gaffers has dwindled considerably.
With Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool performing usually beneath expectations (relying in your expectations), plainly defenders who signify Man Metropolis, Man United or Chelsea are the one ones value backing proper now.
Gamers from these three golf equipment make up 12 of the highest 15 defenders at this stage of the marketing campaign.
The three exceptions are Tyrone Mings (£3.0m), Andy Robertson (£4.0m) and James Justin (£3.8m) — the latter is the one one of many three included within the high ten defenders and he’s at present sidelined with a severe harm.
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Pep Guardiola’s aspect have 4 defenders – Joao Cancelo (£5.7m), John Stones (£5.0m), Ruben Dias (£4.2m) – within the high 15 with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.8m) only one level off usurping Mings to affix them.
Harry Maguire (£5.2m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£3.8m) and Luke Shaw (£3.4m) are Man United’s representatives on the high — all three have jumped up the rankings within the final month.
Whereas Chelsea have FIVE defenders within the high 15 with Reece James (£4.7m), Cesar Azpilicueta (£4.8m), Kurt Zouma (£3.4m), Ben Chilwell (£3.7m) and Antonio Rudiger (£4.2m) all offering wholesome returns at numerous instances this season.
Naturally, the perfect performing defenders are among the many costliest however because you solely want three (or 4) defenders in your XI, assembling a backline of solely Chelsea, Man United and Man Metropolis gamers appears attainable.
All three golf equipment stay in competition for the FA Cup whereas additionally looking European glory, which means their defenders have extra point-scoring alternatives than these from different golf equipment, for instance, Liverpool, West Ham and Leicester.
To be trustworthy, heavy funding into an all-Metropolis defence of Cancelo, Stones and Dias might be value it, even when accounting for Guardiola’s penchant for rotation.