We absolutely LOVE attacking defenders here at Dream Team.
Luckily for us, there’s a host of them in the Premier League at the moment, capable of bagging the odd goal or assist to help pick up those all-important fantasy football points.
We’ve listed the best of the season so far, combining both goals and assists in all competitions.
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Andy Robertson – 0 goals/10 assists – 171 points
Robbo is widely considered the best left-back in the world right now.
The former Dundee United and Hull defender has certainly proven himself over the last couple of seasons, having become a mainstay in Liverpool’s back-line.
His ability going forward is especially impressive, with his pace and work-rate down the flank an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s attacking play.
Matt Doherty – 6 goals/4 assists – 157 assists – 157 points
This guy’s been one of the heroes of Dream Team this season.
Easily one of the bargain buys of the campaign for fantasy football managers, Doherty’s presence at the back for Wolves has been crucial in their battle for 7th place, while he’s been particularly eye-catching in their FA Cup run.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 1 goal/6 assists – 138 points
TAA has mirrored the good work Robertson’s been doing on Liverpool’s left-wing with his ever-growing ability at right-back.
Competent in defence and lively going forward, it seems he’s just as comfortable in midfield as he is at the back.
Those three assists in Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing over Watford last month was a particular highlight.
Shane Duffy – 5 goals/1 assist – 118 points
Another Dream Team favourite this season is Brighton’s big man at the back.
With five goals in the Premier League, Duffy’s currently the highest scoring defender in the top-flight.
Priced at just £4.3m, he’s also one of the better bargains on Dream Team right now.
Lucas Digne – 3 goals/4 assists – 108 points
It’s all gone a bit wrong for Everton recently, but signing Digne in the summer has turned out to be one of their smarter purchases in recent years.
The Frenchman has shown he’s the perfect long-term replacement for Leighton Baines, proving to be just as efficient as an attacking left-back as the former England international has been over the years.
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