Sometimes the best defense is having a good offense.  That reigns true when Alonso goes double-dipping last week, or if you take a look at some of the tastier fixtures for the upper-echelon defenses this week.  Look no further than the fixtures of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool and you can see why the ownership rates of some of their players is on the rise or is in the top tiers of pricing. There is always a reason for the price tags that accompany the players.  It is because they usually earned them, sad but true.  In some cases, they don’t but we can all determine the haves and the have nots by now.  So don’t go chasing defensive waterfalls, stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.  And remember, a good defense is the best differential going in this game. So be heady and smart.  Good luck and Cheers!



  1. Thibaut Coutois, Chelsea
  2. Simon Mignolet, Liverpool
  3. Petr Cech, Arsenal
  4. Hugo Lloris, Spurs
  5. Ben Foster, West Brom
  6. Fraser Forster, Southampton
  7. Victor Valdes, Middlesbrough
  8. Tom Heaton, Burnley
  9. Darren Randolph, West Ham
  10. Joel Robles, Everton
  11. Artur Boruc, Bournemouth
  • Chelsea versus anyone is basically a good bet for a clean sheet, minus a few teams.  But playing Hull, as upstart as they may be, I don’t see them scoring unless something catastrophic happens.
  • Mignolet 3 cleans in 6 since relieving Karius, Swansea has meh talent attacking.
  • I have seen Lloris further down in other lists and the loss of Vertonghen is going to sting, but City has zero consistency going for them right now offensively.
  • Everton and West Brom are teams to run with for the next 6-7 weeks.  Match-ups this week aren’t awesome but you can bank on them for weeks to come.


  1. Marcos Alonso, Chelsea
  2. Charlie Daniels, Bournemouth
  3. Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool
  4. Leighton Baines, everton
  5. Hector Bellerin, Arsenal
  6. Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea
  7. Aaron Cresswell, West Ham
  8. Laureant Koscielny, Arsenal
  9. Adam Smith, Bournemouth
  10. Dejan Lovren, Liverpool
  11. Gary Cahill, Chelsea
  12. Chris Brunt, West Brom
  13. Calum Chambers, Middlesbrough
  14. Danny Rose, Spurs
  15. David Luiz, Chelsea
  16. Nacho Monreal, Arsenal
  17. Seamus Coleman, Everton
  18. Kyle Walker, Spurs
  19. Antonio Valencia, Man United
  20. Craig Dawson, West Brom
  21. Mason Holgate, Everton
  22. Christian Fuchs, Leicester
  23. Virgil Van Dijk, Southampton
  24. Ragnar Klavan, Liverpool
  25. Daley Blind, Man United
  • It is all Chelsea in the back this week.  Alonso fresh off the double, and everyone else getting their firs clean in three matches. Hull are abysmal at attack look for a clean and some offensive, defensive involvement.
  • Much like the Blues, the Reds are likable this week.
  • As are the Gunners.
  • And the Toffees.
  • West Brom will break your hearts defensively, don’t trust them besides Brunt.  Who gets forward enough and is a DFS darling this week.
  1. SheriffMcRawDawg says:

    I’m hoping mignolet gives me some TLC for the price. Pairing him with Grant. As an LFC fan I know how stupid that idea is, but the near 65+% possession has to come in handy for a run of some of these games. Plus he’s finally stopped a few shots the last couple weeks.

    Alternate idea was going with Heaton and Jaku and just locking the former in each week. Thoughts on that one? I see Jaku got the start last wk — will he be the #1 for a while (feel there might be an injury there)?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:

      @SheriffMcRawDawg: I like Mignolet, don’t trust Pool defence, I would go with Jaku/Heaton combo save the few pennies and would rather have save points as opposed to clean sheet speculation

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