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FPL Pre-season Ones to watch: Mid-range goalkeepers


The Premium goalkeepers in FPL are the obvious choice for your coveted first-choice goalkeeper spot. However, there is a group of goalkeepers just below those elite stars that could offer you an alternative. Here are some the mid-range goalkeeping options:

Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham, £5m)

The Hammers goalkeeper has become a form FPL favourite in recent years. The Polish international finished a respectable fifth place in the goalkeeping ranks last season.

His tendency of producing save and bonus points are obvious attractions. Fabianski is not a terrible choice if you are looking for a value for money goalkeeping option. The one big negative seems to be West Ham’s unconvincing defensive displays last season. Fabianski kept just seven clean sheets last term and nothing suggests that the figure will increase majorly this season.

Martin Dubravka (Newcastle, £5m)

The Newcastle goalkeeper actually kept 11 clean sheets last season. However, the Slovakian made fewer saves that Fabianski, making 96 saves and picking up ten bonus points compared to the Poles 148 saves and 15 bonus points. The 30-year-old is a very solid option for any FPL team. However, the exit of Spanish boss Rafa Benitez could have a big effect on the team next season. In fact, the Magpies odds to suffer relegation have shortened since the announcement of Benitez’s exit.

Ben Foster (Watford, £5m)

The former England international was a good FPL option last season. However, the Hornets number one started last season at a price of just £4.5m, which made him a great rotation option. At £5m, he is not such an attractive option. Last season he kept seven clean sheets, making 128 saves and picking up 11 bonus points. The veteran goalkeeper may not be a bad punt, but he is unlikely to be a great set and forget option.

Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester, £5m)

Leicester’s Danish goalkeeper enjoyed another solid campaign, keeping a respectable ten clean sheets in the top-flight last season. Schmeichel made just 90 saves and picked up a meagre six bonus points. Like his £5m counterparts he is probably not a great set and forget option.

Rui Patricio (Wolves, £5m)

The Portuguese international kept eight clean sheets in his Premier League debut campaign, making 97 saves and yielding just four bonus points. The lack of bonus points and some very tasty outfield Wolves options make Patricio a less attractive options than some of his contemporaries.

Bern Leno (Arsenal, £5m)

The Germany international was another who made his Premier League debut last season. In truth, the former Bayer Leverkusen stopper enjoyed a decent campaign. A record of just six clean sheets, 105 saves and five bonus points make Leno a dubious choice. The fact that Arsenal were woeful defensively at times last season does not help Leno’s chances of selection as an FPL option. Unless the Gunners strengthen significantly this summer, which is unlikely, then Leno looks poor value.

Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace, £5m)

The Spaniard took a while to become the Eagles number one last season. However, when he did, he became a great cheap FPL option. The former Getafe goalkeeper started the campaign at just £4m, which helped his appeal.

Despite not being Palace number one for the whole season, Guaita still kept seven clean sheets and pick up eight bonus points. Those stats are favourable. However, the big rise in his price may well be enough to put off many selecting him in their squad.

Will any of the above mid-range goalkeepers be in your FPL squad this season?

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