FPL Gameweek 7 is upon us. The Premier League returns another exciting weekend with high-intensity clashes on display for our fans. So far in the league, we saw some players performing outstandingly while some regulars have below-par performances.
In FPL too we have some surprises as Mo Salah went blank for the past few weeks while Erling Haaland is ridiculing all logic since his arrival to Manchester City. With another FPL gameweek approaching all the managers will have dilemmas about their team selection.
One crucial part of your FPL team is the defenders. Defenders play a crucial role in any team as they give you multiple points be it from a clean sheet or be it assisting or scoring goals from set pieces.
With all said and done, we are here to help you out and in this article, we will mention a few defenders who FPL managers can consider having on their team for this upcoming FPL gameweek 7.
Top Defender Picks for FPL Gameweek 7
1. JOAO CANCELO ( Manchester City)
Manchester City’s defense has been top-notch so far. The city’s defense record shows that it has been the best defense in the league. They have only conceded 6 goals so far.
Joao Cancelo, one of the strongest defensive possibilities this week, still has an attacking threat despite his numbers not being as strong as they were at this time last year and plays in the league’s top defense. With 33 points in 6 game weeks, averaging almost 5.5 points per game week, the highest for any defender. He has an XG of 0.3 and also XA of 0.3.
With Manchester City facing Spurs, it will be a tough fixture but one thing which might play in their hand is Spurs haven’t managed to keep a clean sheet and the teams have exploited their lapse in defense.
Cancelo Ranks 7 among most attacking threat-producing defenders, a safe bet to get guaranteed points thus Cancelo would be perfect for the FPL team and FPL managers should consider the Portuguese international.
2. GABRIEL MAGALHAES ( Arsenal)
Gabriel has been outstanding for Arsenal this season. He has scored one goal and has taken 8 shots on target. He has been their best-attacking defender so far. Arsenal was defensively and well organized but after a few games, they started to leak goals. Arsenal also had their first defeat since the start of the season in the last game.
Gabriel has 27 points in 6 game weeks, the second highest among all center-backs. Gabriel also is good with set pieces. He is a genuine threat from set pieces. Ranks 3rd among defenders producing attacking threat, an impressive position.
With Arsenal facing a Relegation-threatened Everton we expect a clean sheet. Everton has struggled a lot to score; they have managed only 4 goals so far. Additionally, with a 48% chance, Mikel Arteta’s team is the second favorite to go undefeated in Gameweek 7.
3. KIERAN TRIPPIER (Newcastle United)
Another choice for the defender in FPL for FPL managers might be Newcastle attacking fullback Kieran Trippier. He is a potent threat from set pieces. He scored a wonderful free kick in their game against Manchester City.
Trippier has averaged almost 5 points per match in this FPL season, second highest among defenders Ranks 2nd in creativity, and 4th in influence in ICT rank among defenders.
With Newcastle United facing a struggling West Ham United this game week, we expect Tripper to return with points either from a clean sheet or from an attacking input in the way of a pinout cross or wonder freekick. Thus he is a perfect choice for FPL managers to have in their team.
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