Tottenham continued their good defensive form from last season in gameweek 1 with a clean sheet away at Newcastle. They are expected to be the best source of clean sheets over the next 4 gameweeks mainly due to 3 home matches even though one of them is against reigning champions Chelsea.
Man United also kicked off the season with a clean sheet and have 4 favourable fixtures ahead: trips to Swansea and Stoke will not be the hardest tests the United defence will face this season while home matches against Leicester and Everton could also result in clean sheets.
Southampton may be having problems in attack but their defence held firm in their 0-0 draw in gameweek 1. The visit of West Ham in gameweek 2 is likely to be the most daunting fixture for the Saints defence, with promising trips to Huddersfield and Crystal Palace and the visit of Watford.
The following 3 teams are predicted to concede the least goals in the next 4 Fantasy Premier League gameweeks (therefore most likely to keep clean sheets):
West Ham have 3 away matches in the next 4 gameweeks, but all of them and the home tie in gameweek 4 are against 4 of the 5 most impotent attacks in the Premier League. As a result they have the most appealing fixtures.
Huddersfield are not expected to keep many clean sheets this season, but a home tie against Newcastle in gameweek 2 is predicted to be one of their best chances. They also face goal-shy Southampton in gameweek 3. These two fixtures balance out the tougher prospects of West Ham and Leicester in gameweeks 4 & 5.
The following 3 teams have the best fixtures for keeping clean sheets in the next 4 Fantasy Premier League gameweeks:
As a newly-promoted side facing 3 away matches in the next 4 gameweeks, it is no surprise to see Brighton predicted as the worst defence over the coming weeks.
Everton's fixtures for the next 4 gameweeks are probably the worst run any team is likely to face all season: trips to Man City, Chelsea and Man United are hardly balanced by a home match against Spurs. It will be a surprise if Everton manage to keep a single clean sheet in the next few weeks.
The following 3 teams are predicted to concede the most goals in the next 4 Fantasy Premier League gameweeks (therefore least likely to keep clean sheets):
Chelsea have some tough fixtures on the horizon: a trip to high-scoring Tottenham in gameweek 2 is joined by tough home ties against Everton and Arsenal and a visit to Leicester.
Arsenal face 3 away matches in the next 4 gameweeks including trips to Liverpool and Chelsea although a trip to Stoke and a home tie against Bournemouth could result in a clean sheet or two.
The following 3 teams have the worst fixtures for keeping clean sheets in the next 4 Fantasy Premier League gameweeks: