The Scout is looking at players ranked high in the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.
Defenders and Threat
The Threat component measures a player's potential to produce goals.
It highlights the attacking displays of the Chelsea left-back across the first four Gameweeks of 2018/19.
Alonso’s total of 12 shots on goal is at least double of all but two other defenders.
He has scored once and supplied five assists on his way to the top of the FPL scoring charts on 44 points.
His underlying numbers are also an improvement on last season, when he scored seven goals.
Alonso is averaging a shot every 30 minutes, compared with 44 minutes in 2017/18.
Crucially, he is the only defender to feature in the ICT top 10 for both Creativity and Threat.
They have each scored one goal and also recorded two big chances, where the player receiving the pass is expected to score.
Owned by only 3.2 per cent, Laporte is also the only centre-half to start all four Gameweeks for Manchester City.
Tarkowski top scorer
James Tarkowski (£5.0m) is the leading goalscorer among defenders, with two in the first four Gameweeks.
The Burnley centre-back's contributions in both defence and attack rank him fourth in the overall ICT Index for defenders.
Top 10 defenders for Threat
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