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FPL 2023-24 – Double Gameweek 7 Defenders

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There were no less than six defenders who reached a double-figure score in Gameweek 6, in what was an action packed weekend for FPL managers.

There’s only one place to start and that’s with Newcastle defenders. The Magpies entertain Burnley in Double Gameweek 7, and if the match plays out anything even remotely like their 0-8 victory over Sheffield Utd on Sunday, then the likes of Kieran Trippier (£6.6m) and Sven Botman (£4.7m) could be excellent assets to own once again. The pair, who registered 30 points between them against the Blades, are two of the most popular transfers in this week.

The most highly-owned defender in the Man City ranks is Kyle Walker (£5.3m), and it’s not hard to see why as the right-back has played every single minute of Premier League action this season. Not only that, but Gameweek 6 saw him record his first attacking return of the campaign when he assisted Phil Foden’s opener against Nottingham Forest.

Another defender who registered their first goal involvement of the Premier League season was Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk (£6.0m), who returned from suspension to assist Diogo Jota in the Reds’ 3-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday. Teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.9m), meanwhile, has missed the last two Premier League games but could return from a hamstring injury for the Double Gameweek 7 fixture with Tottenham.

Attacking returns were once again the source of points for Pervis Estupinan (£5.3m), who returned to the Brighton starting line-up for the Gameweek 6 clash with Bournemouth. Brighton are yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season, but Estupinan – who missed out completely in Gameweek 5 – remains one of the top-scoring defenders in terms of FPL points. The Seagulls take on Aston Villa in the opening fixture of Double Gameweek 7.

There was disappointment for owners of Chelsea defenders in Gameweek 6. Those who kept hold of Ben Chilwell (£5.6m) were dismayed to see the left-back occupy the bench once again, and even more so when he came on and received a booking for his second zero-pointer in succession. It was even worse for those started Malo Gusto (£4.3m) though, with the budget asset finishing on -2 on account of his red card against Aston Villa.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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