Fantasy Premier League Tips: Defenders for Gameweek 13

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Nacho Monreal

The former Malaga man has not settled in quite well with the Gunners so far this season. Primarily, the 28-year old plays as a left-back, however due to couple of injuries he has been assembled in the middle of defense which is nowhere helping Arsene Wenger as it looks extra porous at the moment. Great news for the Arsenal fans as Laurent Koscielny has returned from injury where he could feature in the upcoming match. Hence, it directly signals a back to the bench call for the Spaniard. He is not the quickest, moreover some poor decisions this season has cost the Gunners. Not a first choice for Arsenal, same goes to the dream team squad!

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Martin Demichelis

The 33-year old veteran who comprises enormous experience playing in various leagues is caught clumsy at the back lately. It’s fairly clear that he is struggling when it comes to pace, yet he has the physical strength as well as towering height which helps in set pieces both side. Looking at Manchester City’s center back options such as new signing Eliaquim Mangala and Serbian starlet Matija Nastasic, undeniably he should be starting beside Vincent Kompany. The Argentinian who has scored one goal this season has the capability to win more clean sheets, but needs to be extra organized consistently. Ronald Koeman’s side next welcomes the Champions for next weekend’s match, not an easy one for the former Malaga man.

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Nathaniel Clyne

The 23-year old right back scored a thunderous goal last weekend against Aston Villa which helped his team to return with an unconvincing draw. Since the beginning of the season, he has been performing inspiringly together with his club. A gem of a defender that suits modern attacking football as he constantly bursts upfront to assist his forwards. Southampton have the most composed defensive line in the league with seven clean sheets plus least of goals conceded. Clyne who also impressed for his nation during the international break, has played each and every minute for the Saints and scoring two goals plus one assist. Brendan Rodgers should have added him in his previous shopping list as well. Fully organized and using nice pace to thrive upfront, the England full-back is an ideal choice for the fantasy premier league.

Star Picks

Gary Cahill – Recently his former manager Owen Coyle mentioned him to be outstanding for his club and country, without a doubt he is right. The Chelsea sure starter has kept four clean sheets this season, linking up remarkably with captain John Terry.

Daryl Janmaat – The Dutchman has bagged four clean sheets in his last five matches, flourishing with immense confidence.

Leighton Baines – He makes spectators wonder why wingers can’t provide assists as he does. Six assists and physically strong, a decent choice for the dream team!

Ryan Bertrand – Similar to Nathaniel Clyne, attack minded and composed at the back!

Cesar Azpilicueta – The underrated Spanish has helped his side seal four clean sheets this season and is a regular starter for the Blues.

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