Chelsea’s defence of their European crown is on track after a 2-0 victory over Lille in their Champions League round of 16 first leg.
Kai Havertz (£3.5m) and Christian Pulisic (£3.0m) scored the goals as the Blues beat the Ligue 1 side 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Both goalscorers played well and N’Golo Kante (£2.4m) was predictably magnificent in midfield but Dream Team gaffers should focus on the efforts of Thomas Tuchel’s favourite defenders.
Thiago Silva (£4.9m) and Antonio Rudiger (£4.6m) both earned 7+ ratings on top of the clean sheet, just as they did against Crystal Palace at the weekend, to take their Game Week hauls to 16 each.
Marcos Alonso (£4.5m) was only a single point off the pace as well with the three men on course to finish as the biggest risers of the Game Week in their position.
With all due respect to the Spaniard, he didn’t pass the eye test on Wednesday night whereas Silva and Rudiger exhibited the commanding authority onlookers have come to expect in the last year.
The pair are now included in the top five defenders overall with the experienced Brazilian on 144 points and the Germany international on 142 points.
And a quick look at the schedule suggests they might be there to stay.
The Blues face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final this weekend in what will be a testing match-up but after that they play: Luton, Burnley, Newcastle, Lille, Norwich, Brentford, Southampton, Leeds.
How many clean sheets should Dream Team bosses expect from that favourable run of eight games?
Even a conservative estimate of four represents at least 20 points and that’s before adding in any 7+ ratings and possible goal involvements.
It’s certainly not inconceivable that Rudiger or Silva could contribute to six clean sheets across those eight fixtures – if they were all bolstered by 7+ ratings then that would be an influx of 48 points.
Dream Team managers are spoiled for choice when it comes to defenders right now with Man City, Liverpool and Wolves also boasting successful assets but Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures seem like ones to target.
Reece James’ (£5.9m) imminent return from injury could be a game-changer too – Trent Alexander-Arnold (£6.7m) is the only defender who averages more points-per-game than Chelsea’s first-choice right-back this season (minimum of five appearances).