Defence is where the action is in Fantasy Premier League gameweek seven as Chelsea continue to headline the transfer recommendations.
Three of the week’s top four players in the PA news agency’s Transfer Score – a rating combining form, cost, ownership and upcoming fixture difficulty rating (FDR) – are defenders.
Chelsea provide two of those as well as a midfield pick as FDR makes their players a tempting proposition.
There is less to get excited about up front, with our top three recommendations only ranking 22nd, 25th and 30th among all players.
Allan Saint-Maximin leads the way and has either a goal or an assist in all but one of Newcastle’s games this season, contributing to five of his team’s seven goals. A mixed bag of fixtures awaits but the irrepressible Frenchman’s form makes him tempting at £6.8m.
Compatriot Neal Maupay has scored in back-to-back games – for the second time already this season – but Brighton’s flying start is about to run into an unappealing stretch of fixtures featuring Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in the next four games.
The Gunners’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ranks third, though managers may want to see him build further on his two goals in three games before shelling out £9.9m – almost one tenth of their virtual budget.