Top 5 Best Defender picks in FPL Gameweek 25

Best Defender picks in FPL Gameweek 25

With the return of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League play-off matches, Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers must once again navigate midweek alterations and weekend rotations during this fractured period of fixtures.

Several teams are facing double game weeks over the next ten days, with Premier League leaders Liverpool among them. However, in Gameweek 26, four clubs will have no fixtures, with Liverpool once again included in this list.

Now let’s check the Top 5 best defender picks in FPL for Gameweek 25

Andy Robertson (Liverpool)

Andy Robertson celebrating PL goal
Andy Robertson for Liverpool (Credits: Getty)

Robertson of Liverpool is priced at £6.4 million in the Fantasy Premier League. While considering teams with double gameweeks, it might not be wise to invest in Brentford due to their upcoming fixtures against Liverpool and Manchester City, with just three days separating the matches. On the contrary, Liverpool have a favourable opportunity to secure six points swiftly as they aim to maintain their position at the top of the table. They will face Brentford over the weekend followed by a clash against Luton on Wednesday.

Although all three starting forwards found the net in the previous match, rotations are expected as the fixtures intensify. Therefore, investing in defense seems prudent, with Andy Robertson emerging as a standout option. Robertson returned for his first league start since Gameweek 8 in the previous fixture, and with Trent Alexander-Arnold potentially dealing with a recurrence of his knee injury, Robertson’s role as an attacking outlet is likely to increase significantly.

Considering the potential for clean sheets in the upcoming fixtures, acquiring Robertson at a reduced price of 0.1 million less than his original cost could lead to quick returns for Fantasy Premier League managers.

Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)

Diogo Dalot for Manchester United
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Diogo Dalot for Man Utd. (Credits: Getty)

Diogo Dalot of Manchester United is priced at £5.1 million in the Fantasy Premier League. With Manchester United showing signs of stability recently, it’s worth considering adding a player from their squad, especially with a favorable run of fixtures ahead. Their upcoming matches include Luton, Fulham, Everton, and Sheffield United, offering potential for points accumulation. However, it’s important to note that they also have an away fixture against Manchester City in this run.

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Dalot has cemented his place at full-back in recent matches, benefiting from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s injury. The Portuguese defender is versatile and capable of playing on either side of the defense. He has played every minute of the last six games, providing an assist against Aston Villa in the previous fixture and keeping a clean sheet against West Ham in the game prior. With United showing signs of improved consistency, Dalot could be poised for more returns in the upcoming favourable fixtures.

Pedro Porro (Tottenham Hotspur)

Pedro Porro for Spurs
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Pedro Porro in PL action (Credits: Getty)

Priced at £5.8m, Pedro Porro is the defender for Tottenham Hotspur in the Fantasy Premier League. With an impressive form rating of 1.3 and an average of 3.8 points per match, Porro has secured a total of 87 points and earned 13 bonus points to date. Sitting sixth out of 261 defenders in terms of price and eleventh for points per match, Porro holds a significant standing in FPL.

Ranking second in the ICT Index with a score of 144.2 and boasting a team selection percentage of 31.4%, placing him third overall, Porro is a popular choice among Fantasy managers. As Spurs prepare to face Wolves in their next match, Porro is expected to play a crucial role, especially against an adept attacking side, where his contributions may prove pivotal for Tottenham’s defensive efforts.

William Saliba (Arsenal)

William Saliba in PL action 
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William Saliba for Arsenal (Credits: Getty)

Saliba, valued at £5.6m, features as a defender for Arsenal in the Fantasy Premier League. Currently ranking eighth out of 261 defenders in terms of price and points per match, Saliba exhibits solid form with a rating of 5.2 and an average of 4.0 points per match. With a total of 96 points accrued and six bonus points earned so far, Saliba is establishing himself as a reliable Fantasy option.

Despite a modest ranking of 29th in the ICT Index with a score of 68.2, his popularity among FPL managers is evident, boasting a team selection percentage of 36.1%, which positions him second overall. As Arsenal prepares to face Burnley in their next match, expectations are high for a clean sheet, which could further bolster Saliba’s appeal to Fantasy managers seeking defensive assets for their teams.

Kieran Trippier (Newcastle)

Kieran Trippier for Newcastle
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Kieran Trippier in PL action (Credits: Getty)

Trippier, priced at £6.8m, serves as a defender for Newcastle in the Fantasy Premier League. Currently ranked second out of 261 defenders in terms of price, Trippier boasts impressive form with a rating of 6.7 and an average of 4.8 points per match, placing him third in this category. With a total of 106 points accumulated and an impressive 20 bonus points earned thus far, Trippier tops the charts in the ICT Index with a score of 170.7, illustrating his significant impact on the field.

Additionally, he holds the highest team selection percentage among defenders at 41.6%, emphasizing his popularity among FPL managers. As Newcastle prepares to face Bournemouth in their next match, Trippier’s ability to provide assists and contribute to potential clean sheets makes him a promising choice for Fantasy managers seeking points from defensive assets.

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