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FPL Gameweek 30 – Who’s in defence this week?

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The international break is coming to an end and it is time to dust off your team sheets and prepare for FPL gameweek 30. It seems like forever since the last round of Fantasy Premier League, so you will be forgiven if you have forgotten which defenders are in-form. Who makes the top 5 defenders list this week? Let’s find out.

Gary Cahill – Chelsea

Games: 28; Clean sheets: 13; Total FPL points: 135

Gary Cahill has been an ironman this season. He has played in every Chelsea league game so far and he continues to tally points in defence. Gameweek 29 was his best performance (eight) in five gameweeks.

Chelsea take on Crystal Palace this weekend and the Blues’ defender scored eight points last time against the Eagles. Expect him to do well again and stay on top of the defenders points list.

Kyle Walker – Tottenham

Games: 27; Clean sheets: 12; Total FPL points: 126

Kyle Walker is another defender that can be considered one of the more steady players going into FPL gameweek 30. The Spurs’ defender scored well last time out against Burnley (six), but has the potential to do even better this time out.

With the Premier League returning after an international break, it is a good idea to get steady performers in your FPL gameweek 30 and daily fantasy sports teams.

Antonio Valencia – Manchester United

Games: 24; Clean sheets: 9; Total FPL points: 98

We suggested Antonio Valencia for your FPL and DFS teams in gameweek 29. So, what did he do? He scored a goal in a Manchester United 3-1 win over Middlesbrough. At only £5.8, Valencia is a solid choice for this week’s defence. United have the comfort of playing home to West Brom, a team Valencia tallied six points against last time out.

Valencia’s last five games have been solid for a defender: six, 11, five, six and eight point tallies. Expect him to continue his great form.

Charlie Daniels – Bournemouth

Games: 25; Clean sheets: 7; Total FPL points: 101

Charlie Daniels offers potential for FPL gameweek 30. The defender put together a six point performance last time out against Swansea as the team kept a clean sheet. This time he takes his side up against Southampton, who have lost three of their last five.

If you do draft Daniels into your FPL or DFS side, it may just be for one week only. Bournemouth start a run of difficult fixtures against Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in the three matches after.

Robert Huth – Leicester

Games: 26; Clean sheets: 5; Total FPL points: 58

Robert Huth makes our top 5 for first time this season as Leicester’s form have improved. The team will take on Stoke in gameweek 30 and Huth has the potential to help the Foxes keep their sixth clean sheet with him in the side. Leicester have a nice set of fixtures upcoming making Huth a reasonably cheap option.

Bonus goalkeeper

Jordan Pickford – Sunderland

Games: 15; Clean sheets: 3; Total points: 69

Jordan Pickford may not have tallied the most points in FPL this season, but the Sunderland goalkeeper did put together a 10 point return last time around.

Sunderland may be poor, but the team are taking on Watford, a team Pickford tallied eight points against in gameweek 17. If the Black Cats are going to survive, Pickford needs a big match.


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