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Lisandro Martinez latest player to claim second place in Dream Team's defensive rankings – transfer time? | The Sun
THE race for top spot among Dream Team defenders this season has been over for a while now.
With 213 points to his name, Kieran Trippier (£5.9m) is simply fulfilling his procession at the back end of what has been a miraculous campaign.
The scrap for second place, however, could scarcely be more competitive.
Lisandro Martinez (£4.8m) is the latest name to appear immediately below the Newcastle right-back's in the rankings as the World Cup winner leapt above Ben White (£4.8m) and Fabian Schar (£3.9m) with an eight-point haul at home to Everton on Saturday.
The Manchester United centre-back was subjected to harsh criticism during the embryonic stage of his Premier League career having been given a torrid time in that now infamous 4-0 drubbing at Brentford.
Since then, his critics have generally either been silenced or converted.
Martinez has been one of the Premier League's most impressive defenders this season having proved that combativeness, positioning and timing can make up for a couple of lost inches in height.
How many Dream Team gaffers would have tipped him to reach 140 points by Game Week 29 after that disasterclass at the Gtech Community Stadium?
Newcastle and Arsenal's failure to keep their sheets clean at the weekend cast Martinez's eight-point return at the expense of the Toffees in an even more favourable light.
Team-mate Luke Shaw (£4.6m) was recently runner-up among defenders but he too lost some ground having been sidelined with an injury.
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