Another season of Premier League football only means one thing - the return of Fantasy Premier League, with all the new prices and all the new players reading and raring for your selection.

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This season may prove difficult, with some of last season’s bargain buys now fetching for a hefty price, meaning that new hidden gems are there to be discovered, as well as your usual picks or your go-to players that you sign every season.

Today, we are going to take a look at four of some of the top defender picks to choose from this season, taking into account their price, form, and last season’s stats, ready to fit into your starting XI - so without further ado, let’s get into it...

Trent Alexander-Arnold - £7.5m


The Liverpool youngster is the most expensive defender in FPL, but for me, the price warrants the ability.

Last season saw the 21-year-old pick up 210 points from right-back, which included 12 assists and four goals, as well as Liverpool’s fantastic defensive record, which saw them keep 12 clean sheets with Trent in the team.

Alexander-Arnold currently goes for £7.5m and is selected by 55.4% of FPL users - and it isn’t hard to see why.

Tariq Lamptey - £4.5m


The Brighton defender didn’t have the most remarkable season last time out, gaining only 26 points from his nine appearances.

This season, however, I can see the former Chelsea youngster having a great season for the Seagulls, being that he is an attacking full-back with plenty of quality - and has gone under the radar with only 2.2% of users selecting him.

At a price of £4.5m, and a decent ICT Index score, Lamptey is a bargain buy who will go straight in my team.

Conor Coady - £5.0m


The Wolves captain managed 118 points last season in the FPL, with 13 clean sheets to his name. Coady currently costs £5.0m, and will be one of the first names on Nuno’s team sheets this season as the captain of the team - and with Wolves being known for keeping a good defensive record each term, I can see the 27-year-old picking up a decent amount of points for his price.

With a 9.1% selection, clearly, others agree.

Timothy Castagne - £5.5m


One of the new boys at Leicester this season, the Belgian recently moved to the Foxes from Italian side Atalanta and is a very versatile player indeed.

Last term, Castagne played in four different positions, but predominantly occupies himself at right-back, but he could be deployed at left-back, right midfield, and left-midfield for Brendan Rodgers this season, meaning Castagne can pick up points for clean sheets, assists, and goals - making him a shoo-in for any FPL team.

And he got his Leicester career off to the perfect start last week, netting the first in the Foxes' 3-0 win at West Brom. A worthy investment at just £5.5m, no?