It is normal to expect that the fundamental way Defenders score focuses is with clean sheets, and that you should pick your safeguard on the capacity of that player’s group to keep clean sheets, after all that is a protectors work right? This might be the legitimate thing to accept yet there is much more influencing everything than simply clean sheets.
The top scoring safeguard in the 2010/2011 game was Leighton Baines of Everton with 178 focuses. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you take a gander at how those focuses were separated it’s anything but a story you may not anticipate. Everton kept only 9 clean sheets in 38 games, just 50% of the group high of 18 accomplished by Man City, where the Manchester City Captain, Kompany, who played in a practically indistinguishable number of games to Baines scored just 95 focuses, Baines got 178 despite the fact that his side kept just a large portion of the quantity of clean sheets.
Baines’ 178 Points:
Clean Sheets: 34
Objectives surrendered derivation: – 4
From this you can see that that only 19% of Baines’ focuses were scored through accomplishing clean sheets, indeed a greater part was gotten from the way that he showed up in each game Everton played during the season and was a vital participant for them accomplishing 20 extra focuses and being one of the class’ most elevated assisters. Indeed for around £8m Baines accomplished a greater number of focuses than the class’ top scoring striker Berbatov who might have cost you around £9.2m.
You ought to apply a couple of exacting principles when picking your safeguard and they ought to be focused on in a specific order:
Will he play in the primary group consistently
Will he get objectives or helps or both
Will his group keep no less than a normal number of clean sheets (at least 8)
Is he one of the main 3 central participants in his groups’ beginning 11
On this premise, the most ideal decision for safeguards is quite often full backs, they assault with far more prominent recurrence and are accordingly considerably more liable to get objectives, helps and extra focuses which can have an immense effect between a high scoring protector and a low scoring one. Objective scoring Center Backs (the tallest that have a rack record of contributing with 4+ objectives a season) likewise come in to a similar class, so players like Jamie Carragher and Rio Fredinand ought to be stayed away from.
Worth is King
The most basic driving variable for picking any player is esteem (not to be mistaken for cost as extravagant players can offer helpless benefit and low evaluated players high worth), since you will not just have the option to pick the best, most costly parts in the association the best method to pick a triumphant group is to discover the players that cost nearly nothing however will score moderately high quantities of focuses, and there are a lot of them in the alliance. They convey more danger yet discovering them is normally the distinction between progressing admirably or severely and a measuring stick for this is “pints score per million pound of spend”.
Presently Kompany would have gotten you around 16 focuses for each million you spent on him, while Baines on a similar hand would have 23, depend on it, this is an enormous hole with regards to esteem.
Presently in the event that you contrast this with any striker, pound for pound Baines would have been outstanding amongst other worth parts in the game and an absolute necessity for your group despite the fact that he is perhaps the most costly protectors in the game, yet he is an exemption in the alliance since he meets every one of the rules set above in some plenitude, he is the specific model of what you ought to be searching for in a dream football class safeguard.
Lets investigate the focuses per million worth of some chose protectors in the class and their spotless sheets:
Kompany – 16 Points/Million – 18 Clean Sheets (Man City)
Vidic – 20 Points/Million – 15 Clean Sheets (Man United
Baines – 22 Points/Million – 9 Clean Sheets (Everton)
Hangeland – 24 Points/Million – 13 Clean Sheets (Fulham)
Shawcross – 20 Points/Million – 9 Clean Sheets (Stoke)
El Mohammady – 24 Points/Million – 9 Clean Sheets (Sunderland)