Sky Sports Fantasy Football's Tim Clement backs Chelsea's backline to produce the points this weekend
Sky Sports Fantasy Football's Tim Clement backs Chelsea's backline to produce the points.
By Tim Clement - Twitter: @SkyTimClement
Last Updated: 27/03/14 5:11pm
Jose Mourinho's backline boasts a league-high of 14 clean sheets this season, conceding just once in their last four games in all competitions, while their hosts, Crystal Palace, have scored just 19 goals all season.
The Blues are the only side considered odds-on to keep a clean sheet this weekend by the number crunchers at Sky Bet, while the free-scoring nature of their backline makes them increasingly appealing.
John Terry (£7m) and Branislav Ivanovic (£7.8m) look good investments, with the former leading the points scoring charts for defenders this season with 143.
With points shared around Mourinho's attacking options, Terry is his side's second highest points scorer as Eden Hazard leads the way, having become just the third player to join the double centurion club with his 14th goal of the season against Arsenal last Saturday.
Only Luis Suarez (£9.9m) and Yaya Toure (£8.6m) trump the Belgian's tally, with 280 and 224 apiece, having both bagged hat-tricks last weekend, making them also the game's most in-form players with 57 and 52 points from the last five weeks.
Toure actually racked up 31 of his 52 during the double gameweek just gone as he also scored at Manchester United on Tuesday.
The Ivorian midfielder has now scored 12 goals in his last 15 league games heading into their Saturday Night Football clash with Arsenal, who have conceded eight goals in their last two games.
Edin Dzeko (£8.5m), who has been charged with leading City's line due to Sergio Aguero's injury and Alvaro Negredo's goal drought, took his tally to six goals in seven starts with a brace at Old Trafford.
City's backline has also found some impressive form, with five successive clean sheets, although the combination of injuries and squad rotation means Pablo Zabaleta (£7.4m) is their only defender to have reached triple figures.
Looking to Anfield, Liverpool's stars look worth backing to inflict further misery on Tottenham Hotspur, having demolished them 5-0 at White Hart Lane.
Steven Gerrard (£8.1m) took his points tally to 170 with his 11th goal of the season on Wednesday, although 10 of those have come from set-pieces, while Daniel Sturridge (£9.2m) has scored 11 goals in as many home games this season.
Super Sunday also sees Romelu Lukaku (£8.6m) look to maintain his fine form, having netted three in four, when Everton visit basement side Fulham.
Elsewhere, Jay Rodriguez (£7.9m) will be full of confidence heading to Newcastle United after scoring in his last three as well as in the reverse fixture with the Magpies.
Southampton's backline also looks worth backing given Alan Pardew's side have netted just once in eight games in the absence of the injured Loic Remy.
Meanwhile, Wilfried Bony (£8m), who has eight goals in 13 Premier League appearances at the Liberty Stadium, is worth backing to continue to enjoy home comforts when poor travellers Norwich City head west.