When it comes to Fantasy Premier League, defence is easily the most overlooked section of most squads. The flashier players are found further up the pitch and many fantasy managers naturally prefer to spend most of their budget on midfielders and forwards who can provide plenty of goals and assists over the course of a season.
That makes sense, but a good defence can make or break your fantasy squad, so it's vital not to overlook this area. A quick look at last season's statistics shows us that César Azpilicueta, valued at just £6.5 million heading into the new season, amassed more fantasy points than his Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard, as well as outperforming Manchester City stars David Silva and Sergio Agüero and plenty of other top class players.
This shows that defenders can earn a lot of fantasy points, especially those who are capable of scoring and creating goals on a semi-regular basis, or those who play in defensive squads and get plenty of clean sheets. With that in mind, these ten defenders could help to get your fantasy season off to the perfect start.