Fantasy Premier League Tips: Defenders for Gameweek 23

Drop

Daryl Janmaat

The Dutch international is gradually losing his spirited form with The Magpies, looking wobbly and unorganized in recent matches. Newcastle United have only bagged four points in the last six league games. Their last clean sheet was back in November when they got a marginal 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers. This weekend, Janmaat and his team are travelling to the KC Stadium to face Hull City who are faltering in the drop zone. However, Steve Bruce’s side recorded an impressive victory over Everton in the last home match. The 25-year old will be in the starting lineup but need to work on tranquility to ensure the visitors return home without empty handed. Should be left out from the dream team!

Punt

Vincent Kompany

The robust and towering center back had an absolutely panicky performance against Arsenal in the previous league match where the match ended 2-0 favouring the visitors. The Manchester City skipper brought down Monreal in the penalty box and could not do much when Olivier Giroud notched the second of the day. The Belgian defender will encounter a tough and tricky team this weekend, Chelsea who are ideally their biggest challenger in the title race. The 28-year old has battled forcefully from a length injury yet needs to keep his mind balanced as Stamford Bridge will never be an easy task for The Citizens.

Hot

Martin Skrtel

Positive vibes were evidently missed when the Slovakian partnered Dejan Lovren in the heart of defense, forming an abysmal backline. The 30-year old center back has been resilient and assured in defense since the return of the powerhouse, Mamadou Sakho as well as Emre Can. The new-look Liverpool defense has secured two clean sheets in a row plus copes brilliantly with aerial and ground battles. Skrtel, who kept Diego Costa under his control in the Capital One Cup, will be gearing forward to face his former teammates Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing this weekend. Anfield will be welcoming West Ham United this Saturday who have promising attackers who are on fine form since the start of the campaign. He also possesses great threat in the opposition box during set-piece deliveries where his towering header earned a valuable 2-2 draw against Arsenal. The former Zenit Saint Petersburg player is about to extend his contract with the club, applauding his dominant form recently.

Star Picks

Mamadou Sakho – The robust Frenchman has been dominant in recent weeks with inspiring performances. Two clean sheets in a row!

Laurent Koscielny – Two clean sheets and a well-taken goal in the last four starts for The Gunners. He has certainly brought air of calmness at the heart of defense.

John Terry – The Chelsea skipper has secured 11 clean sheets this season and scoring three goals.

Ryan Bertrand – The former Chelsea full-back has been on fine form for The Saints, never hesitant of gearing upfront to attack.

Leighton Baines – The England international has the highest amount of assists among defenders with eight.

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