This matchday, the Premier League will enter its tenth week, and thus far, it has been one of the most gripping and compelling campaigns ever. This season has it all—from some outstanding performances on the field by the players to the amazing support given by the crowd when they returned to the stadiums; from witnessing the demise of Leicester City and Liverpool to observing the meteoric rise of Fulham and Leeds United; it’s been an enthralling year so far.
A narrative of hits and misses has also characterized the FPL season. This year, some of the usual suspects didn’t live up to expectations, while others of the young, brilliant guns largely stole the show.
In FPL teams one important factor that makes or breaks your FPL team will be the choice of defenders you go for. Defenders are tricky to select as if gone wrong they can mess up your entire game week FPL plans. There are two types of defenders you can go to in FPL: the center-back and the fullback.
With that said and done, don’t worry FPL managers we have got you covered. After carefully analyzing all the possible aspects. Here are our top picks for FPL Game week 10 Defenders.
Top 3 Picks for Defenders for FPL
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)
The first name of the defender on our list will be Kieran Trippier of Newcastle. Tripper has shown himself to be a smart purchase for Newcastle United. He has given back at both ends of the pitch. He plays right back really effectively and is a threat moving forward offensively.
In his first eight games of the current campaign, he has already scored one goal and recorded four shutouts. With an xA of 0.82 and an xG of 0.32, he produced 18 chances. Another advantage is Tripper’s capability to take set pieces for Newcastle. Trippier has a reputation for whipping in pinpoint crosses from that right side, which has resulted in a number of goals in the top division. Trippier has accrued 42 points in FPL from 8 games, or an average of more than 5 points per contest.
This week, Newcastle will face Brentford. Brentford had a promising start, but things have since become a little dicey. Tripper will have the best chance to score goals in this game from both ends of the field. He has two attacking possibilities: he may contribute with crosses or score from set pieces. As a result, Kieran Trippier is a player that every FPL manager has to have in their starting line-ups for game week 10.
William Saliba (Arsenal)
The next defender in line in your FPL squad can be Arsenal’s young rising star, William Saliba. Saliba spent initially a few seasons on loan away from the Gunners. It looked like Arteta was not in the mood to send Saliba out on loan this time. Instead, he trusted the young Frenchmen and gave him first-team starts. Saliba too hasn’t disappointed his manager. He has been impressive throughout the premier league so far. He has started all the games for Arsenal in that center-back role and has piled up some excellent performances.
Saliva has performed very well for Arsenal. Saliba ranks 1st among top FPL defenders this season. He tops the list with the most FPL points by a defender. He has 45 points in 8 games averaging almost 6 points per game. Saliba also is a threat in attack, especially from set pieces. He already has scored a goal from set pieces this season.
Arsenal will face Liverpool this game week. With their North London derby, Arsenal will be full of confidence and would look upset at Liverpool who is already struggling this season with their campaign so far. With Arsenal playing Liverpool in FPL game week 10 Saliba will have a key role to play in this big match.
Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
Joao Cancelo of Manchester City is the first defender who springs to mind when discussing defenders in the premier league. For Manchester City this season, Cancelo has excelled in the left-back position. With Zinchenko departing Manchester City and the arrival of relatively untested Sergi Gomez. Pep Guardiola now always picks Joao Cancelo to play left-back.
Manchester City has once again had the best defense in the league, and they most likely will for the duration of the season. Southampton, a team that struggles offensively, will meet Manchester City. Given his disappointing performance in the Manchester Derby, Cancelo will be keen to play well in the upcoming FPL game in week 10. In the Manchester backline, Joao Cancelo has been essential. He has been a steadfast choice for them. ManCity has only allowed 6 goals in its first 7 games.
You have the benefit of having two threats in one player when you choose Joao Cancelo. Cancelo is a strong danger both offensively and defensively. Cancelo’s aggressive forward movement from the left flank offers several chances for his teammates and ultimately results in goals for assists that resulted in goals. He has an attacking xG of 0.37, an attacking xA of 0.45, and seven bonus points due to the amount of significant critical passes he completes.