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FPL Gameweek 36 – Fantasy Football Defenders

Just four matches remain for most of the English Premier League‘s teams, which means Fantasy football is nearing its end for the season. If you had trouble scoring over the gameweek in your Fantasy Premier League or daily fantasy sports competition, check out these fantasy football defenders that will (hopefully) earn you points in gameweek 36.

FPL gameweek 36 top 5 defenders

Gary Cahill – Chelsea

Total FPL points: 160; GW 35: 14 points

Gary Cahill has been a fantasy football defenders stud all season. However, he did hit a slight dip in FPL form, as several Chelsea players did, around gameweek 23. He appears to be back to his best, however.

He isn’t one of the most transferred in players for gameweek 36, but at £6.6, he could get you a goal from a set piece you weren’t expecting. If you’ve got him, great. If you don’t, he could get you those extra points to win this gameweek’s head-to-head.

Charlie Daniels – Bournemouth

Total FPL points: 129; GW 35: 6 points

Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels is hot right now. Daniels has had back-to-back solid performances. There isn’t any reason he and the Cherries can’t do it a third week in a row when Stoke come to town. Only one win in their last six, Stoke continue to do just enough not to get relegated.

Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham

Total FPL points: 118; GW 35: 8 points

The linchpin to Tottenham’s defence, Jan Vertonghen excelled in the North London Derby at the weekend. Just £5.7 will land you the big defender.

Vertonghen won’t score you goals, he has zero this season, but he will get you a clean sheet and complete the 90 minutes. His in-form Spurs clash with West Ham in gameweek 36, so make him one of your fantasy football defenders.

Marcos Alonso – Chelsea

Total FPL points: 153; GW 35: 6 points

If fantasy football money is no object and it’s burning a hole in your fantasy pocket, might I suggest Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso? Sure, he will cost you £6.8, but he will get the odd goal (five) or assist (five) along with a clean sheet.

This season, Alonso has scored just as many goals with Chelsea as he did while at Fiorentina. However, when Antonio Conte spent £24 million on the full-back last summer, few would have expected him to have the season that he has.

Christian Fuchs – Leicester

Total FPL points: 95; GW 35: 8 points

The pressure is off Leicester now that the team are out of the Champions League and relatively safe from relegation barring a disaster over the next four gameweeks.

Fuchs’ FPL season has been similar to his teammates’ fantasy year, poor and inconsistent. However, the defender is up against Watford in gameweek 36. Watford have scored the fifth fewest goals in the Premier League this term.

Coming off a solid match against West Brom, Fuchs can be a positive option in defence. Problem is, he will set you back £5.3.

There may be better options on our fantasy football defenders list, especially when you consider Leicester’s following fixtures are against Manchester City and Tottenham. Fuchs is food for thought for your fantasy football defenders decisions.


Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea 

Total FPL points: 127; GW 35: 7 points

Several Premier League goalkeepers had excellent gameweek 35s. But based on upcoming fixtures and potential, I cannot look past Thibaut Courtois.

The Chelsea goalkeeper isn’t even playing in my own personal FPL team after I benched him for Artur Boruc. But this week, I’ll be selecting the Chelsea No. 1 thanks to the team’s run of fixtures against Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford and Sunderland.

If you don’t want to splash the cash on Courtois (£5.9), Boruc could be your safe option at just £4.5. However, Chelsea is obviously more of a sure thing for a win and points.

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