Goalkeepers are notoriously tricky to pick from in Fantasy Premier League. Unlike outfield players, there are no real stand-out options.
From a basic perspective, it would seem that the best goalkeepers to pick are those who keep the most clean sheets.
This is true to a degree but when you account price and how GKs score points who to select becomes a much tougher decision.
That’s why we put together some FPL goalkeeper tips which analyses where keepers score their points and how much of your budget you should spend.
Here we list the best goalkeeper options and discuss why you should consider them for your FPL team.
Edouard Mendy – £5.0m
Mendy is currently the most owned goalkeeper in the game with 22% ownership due to his decreased price this season.
The Frenchman costs £5.0m and is a good option since he covers Chelsea’s defence and is cheaper than their other defensive assets, Chilwell and James (both £6.0m).
He has the most clean sheets of anyone on this list (14) but ranks 9th for points last season (130). Also, he doesn’t make a lot of saves, 73 last season (15th most), or score many bonus points (3).
Therefore, whilst still a fine option, isn’t necessarily the best choice, especially with better Chelsea assets such as Reece James have attacking potential too.
Nick Pope – £5.0m
Playing for relegated Burnley, Pope still managed 9 clean sheets (10th most).
He also made the 5th most bonus points (12) and saves (120), saving the Clarets over four goals with a post-shot xG-GA of 4.4 (third highest).
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Now he’s signed for Newcastle, a seemingly better team than Burnley, he should concede less and even keep more clean sheets.
He’ll make just as many saves playing for an expansive team that will occasionally have gaps exploited by the opposition.
Aaron Ramsdale – £5.0m
Ramsdale has the most points per game on this list (four), with the 6th most overall out of the ‘keepers (135).
The Arsenal stopper kept 12 clean sheets last term (35% of his matches), with his defence improving too in the transfer window.
He has the second most bonus points too (14), which is down to clean sheets and making saves (90), but also good pass accuracy.
Additionally, he has good fixtures, but there might be better value in another Arsenal defender, such as Zinchenko, who can provide attacking returns too.
Plus he takes up one of the three Arsenal player spots, which you might want to fill with attackers who’ll score more points.
Jose Sa – £5.0m
Sa had a great debut season, scoring the second most points per million, and the fourth most overall for a GK (29.2).
The Portuguese goalkeeper’s value comes from his 11 clean sheets (6th most) and his 121 saves (third most).
His 79% save success rate is the highest in Europe’s top 5 leagues, as well as the best post-shot xG-xGA in the league (9.2).
This has led to him scoring 11 bonus points, the 6th most last term. As an FPL option, he ticks all the right boxes, including great fixtures to start the season.
Illan Meslier – £4.5m
Meslier made the most saves last season (143), yet was only the 15th highest scoring ‘keeper.
This is mainly due to Leeds’ leaky defence, keeping only 5 clean sheets (second fewest), but their defence could improve this campaign.
The Frenchman scored 8 bonus points and with just a few more clean sheets that number could be a lot higher.
He’s the most valuable goalkeeper to his team according to FPL’s influence index, meaning his saves are vital to Leeds.
Given Leeds’ defensive troubles, Meslier is only picked by 3% of FPL managers. Like Sa, he has good fixtures so could be a great differential goalkeeper.
Raya may have missed 14 matches through injury last term but he certainly impressed.
The Brentford goalkeeper kept 8 clean sheets, and despite only making 78 saves (13th most) he had a 77% save rate (second highest).
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His goalkeeping exploits earned him 5 bonus points too, which surely would’ve been more had he not suffered a knee injury.
The Spaniard is an outstanding goalkeeper and could be a great option for this campaign.
Sanchez marshals the solid Brighton defence, which had the 6th lowest goals against and xGA last term.
He also kept 11 clean sheets (6th most), with a 30% clean sheet rate, and 101 saves (8th most).
His impressive numbers earned him 8 bonus points (11th most) and could even earn more this campaign. As Brighton don’t concede many but they also lack goals at the other end.
Scoring only 42 (6th fewest), Sanchez is more likely to score highly in bonus points if his team don’t score.
Interestingly Kasper Schmeichel has left Leicester which has made Danny Ward the clear best £4.0m goalkeeper.
The significance for Sanchez here is that he rotates well with the aforementioned Ward. Therefore, we can expect his 13% pick percentage to rise ahead of the GW1 deadline.
FPL Goalkeeper Stats Comparison
The below table compares the above goalkeepers in addition to the premium options Ederson Moraes, Alisson Becker and Hugo Lloris.
|Name||Team||Price||Clean Sheets||Saves||Bonus Points|
|Ederson Moraes||Man City||£5.5m||20||60||4|