Football is undeniably a team sport, which means that it is almost impossible to single any position out. Every player on the pitch has its meaning and bring a contribution to a team. It is primarily visual in terms of Fantasy Premier League. Managers often start setting up their teams from offensive-oriented players that are to score more goals and note numerous assists. There is no doubt about the importance of strikers and midfielders, but too many Fantasy Premier League players forget about goalkeepers – players that are mainly responsible for the defense of a team.
Ederson (Man City) – £ 6.0 million
Ederson is one of the two most expensive goalkeepers in this season of Fantasy Premier League. Together with Alisson from Liverpool, they cost £ 6 million. Slightly younger of Brazilians – Ederson is known primarily for his excellent saves. Both goalkeepers are the most common choices among Fantasy Premier League players. It is hard to choose which one has more purely football skills. The argument for picking Ederson is definitively his team’s defenders. Yes, Manchester City has significantly worse defensive line than Liverpool. So why choose Ederson? Because he is an excellent goalkeeper and he will likely be exposed to more work than Alisson- his teammate from Brazil, which will translate into more opportunities to score points.
Alisson (Manchester City) – £ 6.0 million
The choice of the Brazilian goalkeeper for many Fantasy Premier League managers could have been obvious. We will not be surprised at the words of every person who confirms that it was Alisson who was the first player of their team. There is nothing to hide; he is probably the best goalkeeper in the world at this moment. He has had a great season behind him, crowned with winning Copa America with his national team. The price of £ 6 million is not bad for a goalkeeper, especially in the case of Fantasy Premier League, where every penny counts. Besides, choosing Alisson for their squad, managers can be sure that the position of goalkeeper is optimally filled. In the last season, Alisson scored as much as 176 points, which made him take first place among the goalkeepers’ ranking.
Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) £ 4.5 million
The next goalkeeper on our list is a slightly more budget option. Looking at skills and real value, maybe even too affordable. Dean Henderson is a perfect option for managers who need to save a bit on players of the defensive line. The Sheffield United goalkeeper is one of the most reliable players of the whole league. He is distinguished by calmness in his interventions and professional approach to everything around the games. This young player will be forced to keep in good shape this season, but looking at his ambitions and boisterous announcements, coaches can confidently choose him for their Fantasy Premier League team.
Łukasz Fabianski (West Ham) £ 5.0 million
The goalkeeper of the Polish national team may not be the cheapest option, but considering the years of experience and an excellent last season, we can safely recommend it to every Fantasy Premier League player. Last season, Lukasz was the goalkeeper who saved the most times. It was no much difference in previous seasons. Over the past three years, he has always been at the forefront of occupied goalkeepers. However, he maintained a very high form. Choosing Fabianski for the squad can be a very good option because it is very likely that next year he will have many opportunities to score as goalkeeper of West Ham United goalkeeper.
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Spurs) £ 5.5 million
Hugo Lloris is a player that can never be missing on the list of recommended goalkeepers. The 2018 World Champion is still a young and hungry player. On the other hand, its additional advantages are experience and confidence in the most challenging interventions. The best confirmation of his value for a team is the fact that he is a captain of a team from north London. Another reason for choosing a Frenchman in the Fantasy Premier League is that he scored the most points among the goalkeepers of the teams that took the highest positions in the last season. We recommend Lloris to the team, especially for managers who cannot afford to buy someone from the Ederson / Alisson pair.
There is no team without a roots and these roots is a solid goalkeeper. Choosing the right player that we will base our team on is stunningly important. However we can not forget about other positions so we recommend having a look at our other articles.