FPL News: The Premier League campaign got underway last week. For FPL game week 1, there were some noteworthy results. The most unexpected result was Manchester United’s loss to Brighton. The Fantasy Premier League also started at the same time as the Premier League season.
In FPL millions of people create their fantasy teams, start their own leagues, and play fantasy football all season long. FPL managers choose their team in this situation and score points based on the performance of the players they chose.
This weekend marks the start of FPL Gameweek 2, now that Gameweek 1 is over. Taking into account the players’ performance and results from game week 1. We bring you the top five Defenders options for FPL managers for Gameweek 2.
FPL News: 5 best Defenders options for the FPL game week 2
1. Trent Alexander Arnold – Liverpool (7.5 million)
Even though Liverpool didn’t get a good start you cant to underestimate Liverpool. The Reds will likely top the clean sheet records and will have a good defensive record. Trent Alexander Arnold is the most selected defender by FPL managers.
TAA provides a lot of attacking threats and also his set piece accuracy is just outstanding. TAA is the most scoring defender in FPL. With Liverpool hosting Crystal Palace at home they second favorite to keep a clean sheet.
2. Joao Cancelo – Manchester City (7 million)
Joao Cancelo was original a right back but he has smoothly slotted in as a left back. Last Season Cancelo scored one goal and provided 11 assists. Cancelo had an XG of 5.74 last season. He was the second-best defender along with Trent Arnold. With Manchester City hosting Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium, they are expected to keep a clean sheet.
3. Lucas Digne – Aston Villa (5 million)
Lucas Digne is an exciting option for a price of 5 million for FPL managers. Digne has won the trust of the manager of Steven Gerrard and has become 1st choice Left back. Digne provides both attacking and also defensive wise.
Gerrard loves his full-backs to bomb forward and join the attack. Digne had decent last season where he played 30 odd games and provided 4 assists. With Digne facing his former club Everton this week who are struggling from last season. We expect Aston Villa to keep a clean sheet.
4. Kieran Tripper – Newcastle United (5 million)
Tripper is best known for his accurate set-piece delivery. Tripper can bomb forward with his insane pace and cause havoc in opposition defense. Tripper’s creativity and delivery of long balls make him one of the best in the business.
With Newcastle United starting off the premier league season with a bang against Nottingham Forest. It is expected that they continue their form as they face Brighton in this game week. FPL managers can bank on Tripper for GW2.
5. Oleksandr Zinchenko – Arsenal (£5.1m)
Zinchenko left Manchester City and joined Arsenal in the last month. Since joining Arsenal he has been good in pre-season. Zinchenko was deployed on the left-hand side of the Arsenal team. He had a dream debut for Gunners.
Zinchenko from the left-back position kept a clean sheet and also provided an assist. He got 8 points last GW and also had a price rise by 0.1 million. With the Gunners hosting Leicester City who aren’t great defensively last season and also watching their GW 1 performance they haven’t improved. He can very good option for FPL managers in GW2.