Fantasy Premier League Tips: 11 Essential Players You Must Consider
10. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
One of the reasons why Manchester City won the Premier League last season was because they kept the second-best defensive record in England's topflight. City conceded just 37 times in the league and only Chelsea (27) let is less. And that impressive statistic can be owed to the likes of Vincent Kompany, who has emerged as the best centre-back in the division over the last two years. A three-time inductee of the Premier League PFA Team of the Year - with his most recent induction coming last season - Kompany was instrumental in City's title-winning campaign in 2013-14, and as club captain was a real leader out on the field. Because of his form last term, he will set you back a hefty £6.5 million on Fantasy Premier League. However, he is a player well-worth having in your team, with City again expected to go on and win the league this season. And if they do, you can put your money on the Belgian playing a key role once more at the heart of defence, making him a safe bet for those clean-sheet bonuses.
Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.