Fantasy Football

Chelsea’s David Luiz provides defensive consistency

Managers are always looking for hidden value in Fantasy Premier League. Defence is one of the key areas in which managers can find valuable points to win games. Chelsea’s David Luiz offers the defensive consistency fantasy managers crave for gameweek 17. The Blues stopper scored a fantastic 15 points in gameweek 16 thanks to a goal and clean sheet against Manchester City. Now, Chelsea face a very winnable six-match stretch and Luiz is brilliantly priced.

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David Luiz offers value for money

Luiz is priced at just £5.6 million. He has hovered between £5.5m and £5.6m all season and his consistent play has been well worth the price. Luiz’s gameweek totals see a lot of fives and sixes. Gameweek 17 was Luiz’s best total with his gameweek 9 haul against Everton being his previous best.

The centre-back has played in 15 of Chelsea’s 16 matches and averages 4.9 points a game.

Luiz is in the final year of his current Chelsea contract. The centre-back is playing with an incentive to earn a new deal, which it has been claimed talks are now ongoing. Luiz had been thrown on the Chelsea scrapheap by Antonio Conte last term. Conte played the centre-back just 10 times. It came after Chelsea’s 2016-17 title-winning season in which Luiz scored 132 FPL points.

The wild-haired Brazilian has recorded 73 points, the third most of all Chelsea players. Luiz’s FPL total is the fifth best of all defenders.

While Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty may have scored one more point and be slightly cheaper (£5.1m), Wolves’ fixture list is gearing up for a difficult holiday stretch.

Luiz offers FPL managers consistency this season. He is a perfect selection for FPL managers looking for value at the back.

Chelsea visit Brighton on Sunday and Luiz will be a major factor in stopping the Seagulls.