The Scout looks at clubs that can be paired together effectively to help Fantasy Premier League managers make a strong start in 2020/21.
Wolverhampton Wanderers were one of the most reliable sources of defensive returns in the previous campaign.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s backline were particularly strong when playing at Molineux.
Their total of eight home clean sheets in 2019/20 was second only to the 10 of Manchester City.
Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, managed six clean sheets at their own stadium last term.
But their displays following the season resumption looked very encouraging.
Spurs conceded just two goals in their five home matches during that period.
By selecting a player from each side in their initial squad, and benching the one who is playing away from home, a Fantasy manager is guaranteed a home fixture in each of the first seven Gameweeks.
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By rotating Spurs and Wolves defenders over Gameweeks 1-7, managers would have a home match against just one of last season’s top 11 sides.
That occurs in Gameweek 2, when Wolves face Man City.
However, Spurs have a more favourable fixture as they visit Southampton.
The Portuguese can provide a strong set-and-forget option over the opening matches. According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), five of Wolves’ opening seven matches score only two.
Reclassified from a midfielder to a defender in FPL, Dier is owned by a mere 1.0 per cent of managers.
If the north London side can continue to improve at the back, he could prove a fine differential for the opening Gameweeks.
Pairing Dier with Vinagre for a cost of £9.5m can provide managers with a cut-price source of clean sheets from the very start of 2020/21 FPL.
Gameweek 1 is only two weeks away! Register your team now at fantasy.premierleague.com.