Top Value Defenders


#2 - Charlie Daniels

Posted by Andy on Aug. 6, 2017

The second player we put under the microscope in our Value Defenders series.

Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels may seem about as glamorous a selection as a 2009 Kia Picanto but the guy has quietly gone about acquiring some serious FPL scoring credentials over the previous two seasons. In 2015/16 Daniels registered 3 goals and 5 assists a great attacking return for a defensive player in a side that finished 16th in the PL. Last season this attacking promise continued with a further 4 goals and 3 assists whilst also providing 86 crosses to demonstrate his attacking threat. Meanwhile he delivered 10 clean sheets proving he is also solid at the back. At only £5.0 Million he could prove a great addition to your backline if you’re looking to create a well-balanced Squad.

A quick glance at the stats table from last year quickly shows us his dual defensive and offensive effectiveness:

CLUB :BOURNEMOUTH
16/17 START VALUE£5.0M
16/17 END VALUE£5.2M
17/18 START VALUE£5.0M
APPEARANCES34
MINUTES PLAYED3060
CLEAN SHEETS10
SEASON FPL POINTS134
POINTS PER GAME3.94
TEAM SEASON GOALS CONCEEDED67
TEAM GOALS CONCEEDED PER GAME1.76
CROSSES PER SEASON88
CROSSES PER GAME2.53
BONUS POINTS14
BONUS POINTS PER GAME0.37

The addition of Jermaine Defoe upfront gives Bournemouth a potent attacking threat and increases the goal and assist threat that Daniels brings. Bournemouth’s opening 5 games include a trip to the hawthorns and home games to Brighton and Watford all conceivable clean sheet returns making the Cherries man an even more attractive proposition.

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