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Vote for the best FPL goalkeeper of 2019/20

The Fantasy Football Scout end of season awards have officially been launched with the first poll now available to vote in.

As ever, we begin with the goalkeepers, assessing the key candidates on the strengths of their 2019/20 from a Fantasy Football perspective.

Overall points, price and value in Fantasy Premier League are all factors to consider.

It must be said that the goalkeeper position was a tricky one to navigate once again this season, although for completely different reasons than the previous campaign.

In 2018/19, the high-performing assets were largely more expensive ones from big clubs. But their respective sides, of course, required attention in other positions and most of the budget options proved reliable only for short spells at a time.

Arguably, 2019/20 was the complete opposite. This time around, the expensive premium options failed to provide the usual level of consistent returns allowing some of the cheaper mid-price assets to assume ‘set-and-forget’ status. Although, even then, it was a somewhat underwhelming year for goalkeepers in the £4.5m price bracket…

2018/19 Team of the Season Review – Goalkeeper

  • Goalkeeper: Alisson
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Matt Doherty
  • Midfielders: Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Ryan Fraser, Eden Hazard
  • Forwards: Raúl Jiménez, Sergio Aguero
→ Which team has allowed the fewest number of big chances this season (41)?

After securing a place in the 2018/19 Team of the Season, Alisson did not have the best follow-up campaign.

2019/20 began in the worst way possible for Liverpool’s goalkeeper, as he picked up an injury just 38 minutes into the Gameweek 1 win over Norwich City.

Even though that unlocked Adrian as a £4.5m option in the Reds’ defence, they still only kept two clean sheets from a possible nine before Alisson’s return.

And even the Brazilian’s comeback did not help stop the rot at the back as Jurgen Klopp’s men struggled to match the defensive heights of 2018/19, ironic considering they ended up winning the league this year.

After collecting 21 clean sheets during his first campaign in English football, it took Alisson until Gameweek 16 to secure one in 2019/20. With issues elsewhere in the defence, despite a return from injury in Gameweek 9, he went another seven matches before earning that all-important shut-out.

In the end, Alisson did manage to get a total of 13 but, as is to be expected with a big club, he could only supplement this with 58 saves.

Therefore, it was a score of just 122 points this season, 54 fewer than the year before. It also made for an inferior points-per-game total, Alisson averaging 4.2 in 2019/20 compared to 4.6 in 2018/19.

2019/20 CANDIDATES

DEAN HENDERSON

It was quite the debut campaign in the Premier League for Dean Henderson, whose total of 160 points was the second-highest among goalkeepers, making him a rare shining light among a drab £4.5m bracket.

With four double-figure hauls between Gameweeks 18 and 30+, that impressive overall score came from a total of 13 clean sheets, an impressive tally for a newly-promoted shot-stopper, as well as 16 bonus points and 97 saves.

Those additionals carried mixed value for Fantasy managers. While the 16 from bonus was the third-best in the division, eight different shot-stoppers produced more stops than Henderson.

It is that fact that probably denied the Sheffield United man the prize of highest-scoring FPL goalkeeper, but Fantasy managers should consider the quality of saves Henderson made this season, especially as he could be fighting for starts at Manchester United in 2020/21.

Across the course of this season, the Blades’ goalkeeper recorded an xG Prevented score of +8.30, behind only Hugo Lloris (+9.50). That means the saves he did make were mostly from very high-quality chances. Combining that with Manchester United’s 36 goals conceded in 2019/20 (third-best) could be a powerful pairing next year.

RUI PATRÍCIO

2019/20 was a season of improvement for Wolves’ defence, which was good for the roughly 10% of managers who backed Rui Patrício.

During their debut Premier League campaign, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were certainly adept at keeping things tight at the back but they often struggled to convert this into clean sheets.

With just eight shut-outs in 2018/19, Wolves’ second season in the top-flight saw a continuation of astute defensive play but, largely thanks to Willy Boly’s return from injury, there was a much more mature approach to closing this out into clean sheets.

It was 13 of these, in the end, of Patrício, the joint-third-best in the Premier League.

That was enough for 153 points across the campaign, the fourth-highest among goalkeepers.

However, what hindered the Portuguese international from taking his Fantasy value to the next level, perhaps combined with his starting price of £5.0m, was the lack of additionals.

With Wolves playing a style of football that largely protects the goalkeeper, he managed only 90 saves and eight points from bonus.

NICK POPE

Even though he missed out on a share of the Golden Glove, 2019/20 was still an incredible campaign for Nick Pope, the only other £4.5m option to offer real prolonged value across the season.

16 clean sheets for Burnley, the club’s highest ever tally in a top-flight season and second only to Ederson this year, was the lynch-pin of Pope’s 170-point score, his best-ever.

But it was the additionals that made the difference for the Clarets’ rapidly improving shot-stopper.

His 120 saves was the fourth-highest in the division while nobody in the same position came close to matching his 23 bonus points.

Pope really does offer the complete package for goalkeepers. Some offer clean sheets without much prospect for saves or bonus, while others can secure those additionals on account of facing more shots but, inevitably, this means fewer shut-outs.

With Burnley’s style of play, which does allow plenty of attempts on goal to their opponents, helps Pope register saves and bonus, but because they are good at limiting these shots to outside of the box, the clean sheets are also much more achievable.

The question now is whether or not this will still constitute value for money in 2020/21 when Pope is likely to be as expensive as £5.5m.

AARON RAMSDALE

While not hitting the dizzy heights of Pope and Henderson, there was something on offer from £4.5m option Aaron Ramsdale for spells in 2019/20.

A total score of 126 points across the campaign does not look too special on the surface but it was good enough to finish in the top-five for the Value (Season) statistic on the official FPL site, working out at 28.6 points per million spent.

Bournemouth’s perennially porous defence allowed Ramsdale to rack up 128 saves, more than Pope and behind only Martin Dúbravka and Tim Krul in the overall standings.

The autumn was when Bournemouth’s goalkeeper was the most popular. Between Gameweeks 6 and 12, the Cherries kept three clean sheets and Ramsdale scored 41 points across the seven matches.

Averaging 5.9 points per game during this period, he also added an assist into the mix, one of just three goalkeepers to register one in 2019/20.

Ramsdale’s efforts have been good enough to earn transfer rumours of a purported move to stay in the Premier League despite Bournemouth’s relegation. Depending on what the future holds for him, Fantasy managers would do well to keep an eye on him moving forward…

MAT RYAN

It was another solid if not spectacular year for Mat Ryan, who was somewhat overshadowed in the £4.5m bracket by Pope and Henderson.

135 points was only just good enough for the top 10 among goalkeepers, and lower than his personal best of 146 during his debut campaign, but there was still something on offer for his 11.5% ownership.

Allowing greater spending elsewhere, the Brighton goalkeeper finished in the top five for points per million spent, his score of 28.7 beaten only by Patrício, Henderson and Pope.

It was also a top-five finish for Ryan’s total of 117 saves and 14 bonus. It was perhaps clean sheets where he came up short compared to the high-performers, with a total of just nine.

However, there is potentially a lot to like about the Australian for 2020/21, who might just be able to stay in the £4.5m bracket for a fourth successive season. If he can sustain his level of saves and bonus with greater conversion rate on the clean sheets could come a landmark season for Ryan.

KASPER SCHMEICHEL

Despite the disappointing finish to the campaign for Leicester City, Kasper Schmeichel was an important Fantasy asset during the first half.

In the first 15 Gameweeks of 2019/20, the Foxes’ shot-stopper produced seven clean sheets, two more than any other during that period. At the end of the campaign, his total of 13 was the third-best in the division.

Eventually, both Pope and Henderson overtook his season score and Schmeichel ended up finishing in third-place among goalkeepers, 156 points his best-ever FPL return.

His starting price of £5.0m and the cheaper option of Caglar Soyuncu in the same defence did stop the former Manchester City man from ever soaking up humongous levels of ownership but for a prolonged period he was one of the most reliable goalkeepers of 2019/20.

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1,372 Comments Post a Comment
  1. palace ash
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Roberto

    1. Planet Head
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Carlos?

      1. palace ash
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Yes. Legend

        1. palace ash
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 8 hours ago

        2. Planet Head
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          I'd give it to Reberto this season tbf, he was amazing in the cup against Oxford

  2. The Sociologist
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Has to be Pope.

  3. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    What do you think Jack Grealish does now? Stay another year? Would his stock rise further with another good season for Villa? Or is now his time to sign a big contract elsewhere. He seems extremely loyal

    1. Pasqualinho
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      When you're hot, but in a struggling team, you have to move on. Or you stagnate.

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        I agree, you have to seize your chance

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Yes, look at Zaha. Disaster what happened to him after staying when he could have gone to Arsenal

        1. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          Yep

          He could have had a season just like Pepe - upper mid table with uncertain starts

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      I think he'll stay, we seemed the most likely destination and I don't see how he fits if Pogba isn't leaving. I don't think anyone else will pay the type of fee that Villa will want which they can toughen their stance on since they're staying up.

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Probably end up like another Zaha. Stuck at Villa because they value him too highly. Only team which is going to pay what they want is Man U probably.
      Spurs have been sniffing around for ages now but not willing to pay what Villa want.
      Wish Spurs would just pay it ffs, could got him for 45 mil a couple of season ago. Like going to be 60/70mil now -_-

    4. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Should move now or he'll waste a year like Mahrez did being loyal after Leicester won the league.

    5. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      He's good but not THAT good - he'll probably be like Zaha, i.e. too good for his team, too overvalued to move to a better team.

      1. tm370
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        It's always the problem for a player in his situation. He flourishes as the star, when central to the action. When he goes to a better club he probably won't be in that position anymore, and there will be more pressure too. I think a team like Everton would be best.

        1. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          You can argue that one the other way

          Zaha is quite possibly held back at Palace as he has no foil in attack and much of his work is just providing the only outlet from defence even when he's not the best option. Same could be said for Grealish - there's no one in front of him.

          Less pressure when it's shared around - it's not all on you.

    6. T.Henry14
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      i would love to see him in Wolves, Newcastle, Everton, Southampton...

    7. Johnjo
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Somewhere like Spurs or Leicester would be a good move for Grealish imo. They're both in Europe and have good strikers for him to supply. If he went to City or utd he wouldn't be guaranteed to play every week.

      1. rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Yes. spurs could use him. They didnt want to spend to get Bruno Fernandes

    8. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Really see him as a City wonder. He would fill that mid spot along kdb. His skill, finesse really fit with possession Pep plays

      Take dilva spot, rotate and win PL and have a good CL

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Superb display on the final week from the eventual winner, can’t help but think his decision to bench Antonio was a bit strange (albeit it did pay off!)

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      I kind of agree with his decision - West Ham were finally safe and were up against a team fighting for their lives. It's why I never considered him on my free hit. (yes that's right, I compared myself to the FPL champion even though I finished outside the top 100k 😆 )

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Haha it’s such fine lines though isn’t it really. You never know one day, the winner’s rank 2 years ago was 3.8m!

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Might have had something to do with Antonio teaching his 10 goal aim. And he made a guess that Antonio would then relax a bit, or maybe he thought Haller would start up front.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Yeah fair, too bad I didn’t and took out Bruno for him lol

    3. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Had a bit of luck in that 2 of the top 4 (number 1 and Magnus) were out of range of the internet when the Salah news broke - both had him as captain iirc

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        I'm kind of baffled by the decision to captain Salah - even if you weren't expecting him to be benched, I don't see how he was a better option than Sterling, especially for someone leading the entire game. Although he wouldn't have won had he captained Sterling so not much practical difference there.

        1. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Said he would have got KdB in had he known - might have been tight.

    4. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      i actually didn't get him on FH, coz west Ham were safe, didn't feel like he'd want it much! though he had an easy chance early in the game, anyone know why he was subbed off at HT?

  5. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Has to be Pope the pest!

    A constant pain come 60 minutes every other GW.

    His performance at Anfield would have one for the FPL ages had he not got himself booked for time wasting which led to the loss of 3 BAPs.

  6. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    I think my personal player of the season award has to go to Aurier, played him once for -2.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      lol

    2. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Surprised he only had 2 negative scores all season, is always capable of it.

      An FPL enigma.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Digne 2.0

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Aurier has made my list too, along with Troare. Owned both for 5 games throughout the season and averaged me 1.6 points per game. Wasters.

    4. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      My personal player of the season is Rico for most bench points.

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Has to be Lordstram, the final day cementing him as a great option even next season

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      he will be a 6.0/6.5 mid next season, tumbleweed

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Ah yeah that’d be annoying as a mid!

    2. suddenorgan
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      he was an OOP defender in a team that doesn't concede, now he's a rotation risk central midfielder in a team that doesn't score

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        He scores though 😉

  8. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Matt Ryan!

    Someone has a sense of humour.

    Article is surely out in that Pat had 2 pen saves so plenty of additionals as did Schmeichel.

  9. FOO FIGHTER
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Imagine you could have a midfield of

      Salah Mane Sterling KDB

      1. Jafooli
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        I’m starting with Salah - Mane - KdB - Sterling - Fernandes next season.

        Yeah, that’s it, won’t be able to afford anyone else.

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          I want a chip that allows us to field less than 11 players. Just pick any combination of any number of players that totals up to 100 😀

          1. Jafooli
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            Agreed - screw the bench - they’re just making up the numbers

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            If they introduced a new chip, I suspect it would be auto captain. It captains your highest scorer that week. Fairly useless mind you

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 8 hours ago

              would be good for doubles and 38 tho

      2. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        I would expect a total of 49 million on those four alone.

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        You can, with Connolly, Nketiah and maybe Greenwood upfront

        1. Goonsquad245
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Greenwood will be 8m minimum too 😀

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Salah's away record means he'll probably not be in my team next year

        Mane's price means he probably won't be either

        Bruno & KDB both looking the superior use of funds tbh

        1. Goonsquad245
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Is it possible that salah’s poor record away from home this season is.....variance?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            It's entirely possible - I don't know how you'd go about assigning a probability to it though

            His "underlying" stats (goal attempts, shots in box, XG, Big chances, etc, etc) certainly don't deteriorate wildly away from home the way his FPL points do (when Mane starts alongside him)

            And if he starts next season with consecutive braces away from home (while Mane's starting) then we will be forced to rethink for sure

            KDB & Bruno should ensure there's not too much lost there though - particularly if Salah is 12.5

            1. Goonsquad245
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              This is what I mean though - if his stats are still there, is a sample of 12 or so games underperforming this season enough to draw conclusions from?

              This is why the game is so good right, so many ways to interpret the data, and we always have drastically imperfect information!

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 10 Years
                14 days, 7 hours ago

                That's the curse of FPL though - you're never really going to have samples bigger than 5 or 6 games for most decisions, unless they are really obvious - (e.g. Liverpool have a good defence, Man City have a good attack, Kun scores a lot of goals, etc, etc)

                When a 12.5m asset's points per game deterioriate so violently over what is effectively a full season's worth of away games where a certain player starts alongside him, and jump back so equally violently when that same player doesn't start -

                What's not up for debate is the sheet strength of the *correlation* between that certain player's presence and Salah's ability to score points away from home - it's ridiculously strong

                Of course *correlation* does not imply *causation*, and therein lies the rub, the fun, the challenge, the interpretation, the error, the variance, whatever else you want to call it 🙂

    • Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Adrián - without his heroics early season when Allison was injured, Liverpool probably wouldn’t have won the league.

    • Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Totally addicted to this - https://www.geoguessr.com/free

      Fill those non-tinkering hours with broadening your knowledge of the planet.

    • Mclean as a Whistle
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Gotta be Hendo! Where would united have finished without him? Think he just pips Pope.

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        I voted for Henderson too. Pope is clearly going to be the FPL keeper of the year, but Henderson only scored 10 points less and didn't play every game like Pope did.

      2. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        but then again, Henderson played for a better defence imo, pope for me

    • JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      HOF update? Probably taken a big hit in standing.

    • Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      They should try and make FPL less competitive next season by removing the points element to game. Always thought that aspect spoils the fun.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Yayy everybody winss. Woohoo

    • Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm bored so let's try a quiz - here's a list of premier league players to have taken at least 20 penalties in their careers. Why don't you try to guess the three best penalty takers out of that list, without checking stats?

      Sergio Aguero
      Harry Kane
      Glenn Murray
      Mark Noble
      Troy Deeney
      Gylfi Sigurdsson
      Billy Sharp
      Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
      James Milner
      Alexandre Lacazette
      Leighton Baines
      Bruno Fernandes
      Raul Jimenez
      Chris Wood
      Andriy Yarmolenko
      Odion Ighalo
      Sebastien Haller
      Luka Milivojevic
      Jamie Vardy
      Fabinho
      Jorginho
      Jay Rodriguez
      Joshua King
      Ashley Barnes
      Youri Tielemans

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Kane, Noble, Milner

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Not a bad guess. Noble is the best of these three, with an impressive 90.5% (38 of 42!), but he's not in the top 3.

          (I suspect he would be if the ones to have taken closer to 20 penalties go on to take 42 like he has.)

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            wow, I certainly expected Noble would be 😀 38/42 is crazy

          2. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            And I should add that all 3 are elite. Between them, they've only missed 16 out of 121 penalties.

      2. Jafooli
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Milivojevic must be one

        1. Jafooli
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          And also Noble

          1. Jafooli
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            And Deeney?

            1. Jafooli
              • 8 Years
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Baines instead of Noble

              1. Greek Freak
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 7 hours ago

                All good guesses, but not top 3.
                Noble 90.5% (38 of 42)
                Baines 89.7% (26 of 29)
                Mili 87.5% (21 of 24)
                Deeney 83.8% (31 of 37)

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Jimenez, Haller, Fabinho

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Very impressive, well done! (unless you've cheated 😛 )

          Jimenez top with 96.2% (25 of 26)
          Haller with 95.8% (23 of 24)
          Fabinho with 95.2% (21 of 22)

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            I had a sneaky feeling Haller was one. It was his pens from the prior season inflating his goal record that made him look like a good FPL asset lmao. Luckily I didn’t fall for that 😀

            1. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Also I wonder if our view of Salah vs. Mane would change if Fabinho was the primary penalty taker at Liverpool (as he should be if we based it only on success rate).

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 7 hours ago

                probably a big deciding factor in Salah vs Manes is pens, If Salah didnt have those, im not convinced anymore Salah is the better pick, especially given how bad Salah is away.

                1. Greek Freak
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 7 hours ago

                  Mane incidentally hasn't taken enough penalties for a representative sample, but I suspect he'll never be allowed to: he was by far the worst of all the players I've looked up, with 2 of 6 scored!

          2. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Nah, I just remembered all of them have great record. Especially Fabinho when he had 100% for a long time and then missed just one in the Champions League and how surprised everyone was.

            1. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Well done! If we allowed 19 penalties to be the cut-off point, we'd have a very surprising no. 4 on the list - Olivier Giroud! He's an elite penalty taker too at 18 of 19.

      4. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Now that someone won, how about the worst 3 of that list? Hint: The worst is actually quite below average at 69%, so I'm not sure why he was allowed to take so many 😉

        1. Firminoooo
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Worst: Gylfi, Aguero and Deeney?

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Very good guesses for Siggy and Aguero, but not quite.

            Deeney is quite good at 83.8% (see above)

            Sigurdsson is a respectable 77.8% (and he's actually 5 of 11 since he missed a crucial penalty for Iceland at the world cup - he was elite before then).

            Aguero is just above at 78%.

            1. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Actually Siggy is tied for 3rd worst with Billy Sharp at 77.8%, so Firminooo gets 1 point!

              1. Greek Freak
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 7 hours ago

                Ignore that - Siggy and Sharp tied for 4th worst. Very close!

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          no idea but i reckon one of Auba, Laca, Kun? I have this weird superstition that players who score well in open play are not always so good when its easy and on the spot. Im probably wildly wrong tho

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Auba is correct! At exactly 75% (27 of 36) he's by no means bad (in fact that's around the average) but he's not great either.

            Kun is only a tiny bit better with 78%, but he's taken loads. 46 of 59.

            Laca is quite good, with 84% (26 of 31).

        3. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          this is much harder
          Aguero, Sharp, Vardy?

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            maybe Auba for Vardy

            1. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              2 out of 3! Sharp and Auba are correct.

              1. Greek Freak
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 7 hours ago

                (Returns with egg on face) Actually I got it wrong, Sharp is just out of the cut-off for bottom 3. Auba correct though.

      5. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        For the worst:
        Ighalo Tielemans Laca

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          All quite good actually!
          Tielemans 85%
          Laca 84%
          Ighalo 80%

          1. wulfranian
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            🙁

      6. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        To recap on guesses for worst:

        Auba is correct, he's on the bottom 3 with 75%.

        Sharp, Aguero, and Sigurdsson were all good guesses but not quite bottom 3.

        There's still someone considerably worse than all of them remaining, as well as someone from Burnley....

      7. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Bruno
        Jorginho
        Milner or Wood

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          There's already been a winner with all 3 correct: Jimenez, Haller and Fabinho. Jorginho and Bruno especially are great guesses though, they're 4th and 5th best respectively.

          Milner and Wood both very good too.

      8. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        The guesses have stopped coming in so I'll announce the bottom 3:

        3rd worst is Ashley Barnes with 76% (16 of 21)
        2nd worst (guessed correctly by a few) is Auba with exactly 75%

        The worst is Glenn Murray, with under 70% (30 of 43)

        I should point out that I don't mean that they're actually bad at taking penalties, in fact Barnes and Auba are at about the average. But some of the other players in that list are truly elite penalty takers.

        Well done to Jomikijiq for guessing 4 out of 6 correctly overall!

    • JONALDINHO
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Final rank of 2.4k. Broke 2400 pts too! Quite the happy

      1. Feanor
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        I also broke 2400 for the first time. The closest I had been was 2385 in 09/10.

      2. Maddocio
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        I had the same score but a rank of 2,519 due to excessive transfers lol

      3. Firminoooo
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Last year 2396 points, this year 2441 points.

      4. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        1 pt behind top10k 🙁 So close, but...

    • Feanor
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      I had these three players in my GW1 and GW38+ teams, although I benched Salah for 38+. Van Dijk scored a goal in both games.

      Pope
      VVD
      Salah, Sterling

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Those are 4 players

    • Gaztafari
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Had a side bet with friend and we've ended up with same points tally. I'm ahead of him in mini league. Is that alphabetically ordered or do GPL settle ties by transfers made or something? Cheers

      1. Gaztafari
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        *FPL

      2. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        least transfers made

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Least transfers made then a virtual coin toss I believe.

        Happened to me a couple of years back the coin toss

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      interesting that they didn't put ederson there, despite him winning the golden glove.
      Though it must definitely be pope for his amazing season! bit strange not putting ederson IMO, probably would've put him as an option instead of Ryan/Ramsdale

      1. Siva Mohan - Make more gree…
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        looks a United fan poll..

        #WeDemandEdersonInclusion

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      @FPLTowers

      Please change the Triple Captain chip to a ‘Double Captain’ chip:

      Where your VC also scores double.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Also change autosubs to be based on a minutes threshold. E.g if a first XI player plays less than XX mins they are replaced by a sub if said sub player at least XX mins.

        Yes it would gravitate to missing hauls from ‘Super Subs’ but this rarely happens and it would offer more potential benefit from teams who have a stronger bench, thus incentivising more dynamic team builds.

        Thoughts??

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Former would still be valid formation permitting of course

        2. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          no more than 2 players from any team would be huge improvement

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            With seemingly so many options across the top teams, all of which will have a premium price, I can't see myself owning more than 2 of any team at the start of next season to be honest. But in principle I agree

      2. Costa Nostra
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Better yet...make an ultimate captain chip. Where the highest scoring player on your squad gets the captain put on him!

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Better yet - gid rid of the chips altogether!

          (apart from WC)

          1. Goonsquad245
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Agree with this as a sane/mane TC’er 😀

          2. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Agree

          3. Stupendous
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            I wouldn't mind getting rid of them tbh

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Takes away choice, don’t like that tbh

      3. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Nah. Triple captain is better than two captains imo. Having two captains just makes it easier and more boring. Subs based on minutes doesn't make much sense either. Wouldn't add anything other than randomness and silliness.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Fair point about captain chip. I like the minutes idea, the bench just seems so pointless until BB.

          You’re basically just using filler until that, with injuries and bans transfers are used. It is more silly and random for me if my premium Salah is unexpected benched and comes on for a 1 point cameo

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        They cant. Eliteserien fantasy has it already as a chip.

      5. The Gobstopper
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        I've been thinking about some "fun" new chips. Here are two that I've come up with:

        The 11 Azpilicuetas Chip: With the 11 Azpilicuetas Chip, for one GW your entire score for the GW will be based on the individual score of one player then multiplied by 11. [NOTE: This is based around Mourinho's claim that "Azpilicueta is the kind of player I like a lot. I think a team with 11 Azpilicueta's probably could win the competition (UCL) because football is not just about the pure talent."]

        The F#%& Financial Fair Play Chip: With this chip, for one GW, you have no budget cap. The chip acts as a FH in which your team returns to what it was the previous GW.

        Anyway, I think those could be some fun chips...and could definitely lead to some amazing (and awful) outcomes...

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          LOVE the unlimited budget one, excellent idea

        2. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Unlimited budget chip sounds awesome, if not overpowered when it comes to a double gameweek.

      6. Warby84
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        What about the Rich Uncle chip, think that would be great..

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Henderson gets the award for me

      Shows how stunningly good he's been - he's within 10 points of Pope, despite missing the two Man Utd games

      Gets my vote for that reason

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Hopefully starting or even bench at United next season to put pressure on de Gea. He looks done for a long time now. Looked nervous yesterday as well.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Some smoke starting to come from that fire too - they're linked with Oblak in BBC Sport's gossip column this morning

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Why they would pay so much for Oblak when they've already got one of the best in the premier league in Henderson is beyond me.

            (Of course Oblak is great, but given that they have Henderson it doesn't strike me that spending 100 million on a goalkeeper is a good use of money)

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Yeah, agree with this. Our main concern should be center backs. Maguire looked championship level yesterday, Lindelof is inconsistent and slow.

              Should move AWB to right CB and buy a left-footed CB (Koulibaily if possible). An attacking fullback who can cross should also be a priority, both for RB & LB spots.

              1. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 7 hours ago

                Lindelof is faster than maguire so if he is slow what then is maguire? Turtle?

      2. juho
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        his xG Prevented is way better than Pope's

    • The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      So how long is it until the game restarts again? Can’t be long with the season starting soon. Tough job for the developers at FPL towers

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        About a month I reckon

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-w61XdvAgQ

      This is amazingly hilarious.

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        hahahaha Epic

      2. Freshy
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Funny Stuff

      3. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Lol, his Mourinho is the best! Both the voice/mannerisms and the things he says - keeping Tottenham in the PL his greatest achievement 😆

      4. Amey
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Awesome

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      The difference in Jamie Vardy pre and post Rebekah giving birth was insane. Went from 0.9 goals a game, to 0.4 a game. He still got a similar level of chances but his goal conversion more than halved!

      #NewbornTheory

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        We better stay away from Jimenez then

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Avoiding Jiminez next season then?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Depends on price and fixtures.

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Paid for membership again. Was worth the price and helped me get another top 10k 🙂

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Nicely done fudgy.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Thanks a lot 🙂

      2. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        How do we renew it? I missed something...

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Email got sent to us

    • juho
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      "We have a pre-season offer of £17.50 available right now (this will increase to £20 in August) and thanks to our new rolling subscription you'll also get to lock in a preferential rate in 12 months time too, should you wish to stay with us (of course you can of course cancel at any time)."

      There's a typo in your marketing mailer.

      1. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        I wonder if the preferential price in 12 months will be £22.50 or £25?

        I barely use the members area, so not renewing out of principle of the £5 increase.

        1. juho
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          £20+ is pushing it.

          Not sure if I would renew at that price.

    • King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Who do you think will be your season keepers (barring injury/suspension) from Gw1?

      I'm looking at TAA/Robbo/Bruno/KDB for w combined 37-38m and take it from there.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Really depends on pricing. At the moment Robbo (on the assumption he’s a lot cheaper than TAA), Salah, and Bruno/KDB are looking likely.

      2. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        It'll be more than 38m for those 4 IMO.

        Probably Guiata or Dubravka or something. Finding a good 4.5 keeper next year will be a challenge.

        1. The_Fish
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          And I've realised I've just misread your post completely.

          Will be looking at Foden and Greenwood as great enablers, hopefully.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        TAA, Bruno, KDB, Ings probably

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          This basically. Quite a short turnaround until next season so expect proven players that have been in form at the end of the season will be safe bets going into next year. Hoping Ings comes in under 8M.

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        TAA or Robbo
        Bruno or Rashford (if mid)
        KDB or Sterling
        Salah or Mane

        Certainly try to have one each from the above options depending on price.

      5. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Depends on signings, price and fixtures, but I'll dump my thinking here...

        In terms of expected stats, Salah and Sterling are way ahead of the pack once again. Rashford also has very strong underlying data, especially if he were a midfielder. But KDB and Fernandes being on penalties, passing the eye test, and consistently outperforming their expected stats, may be worth overlooking the data for...

        United and Chelsea's rise does complicate things. Ziyech & Werner's arrival could be huge. I suspect Chelsea's RB (Azpi?) will get some joy overlapping Ziyech as he cuts inside. Pulisic also looking very good atm...

        Outside the top 4, I will be watching Antonio and Doherty's price...

        I expect some big signings to arrive, so not enough information to make a decision yet. But should be a difficult and exciting season 🙂

      6. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        TAA, Salah, KdB, Bruno, Kane, Greenwood + whoever else I can afford

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          If can’t afford the above then Salah scrapped in favour of TAA/Robbo double up

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        McCarthy | Fodder
        TAA | Robbo | Pieters | Lamptey | Fodder
        KdB | Bruno | Foden | JWP | XXXXX
        Kane | Greenwood | Connolly

        Just the XXXXX to decide, pending who I can afford 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Maybe that Periera from West Brom

    • Stupendous
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Fastest Players 2019-2020

      Kyle Walker 23.49mph
      Adama Traore 23.48mph
      Mason Greenwood 23.36mph
      Trezeguet 23.36mph
      Wan-Bissaka 23.36

      Foden in top 10 too!

      Well in Kyle!!!

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Actually I'm not surprised by Walker - when I saw City post-lockdown I was taken aback by how easily he went by players. I am a bit surprised the fastest is not Traore though.

        1. Stupendous
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Walker is lightning fast. If they raced 100 times it would be 51 49 or close enough to 50 50 I'm sure

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        First two is hardly surprising.

      3. Stupendous
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Soyuncu 6th!!! Utterly baffling!

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          He was clocked when running away from the barber's I'd imagine

      4. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        0.01 mph huh

      5. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        No Rashford?

      6. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        One point I'd like to make is that achieving a high top speed in a straight line does not necessarily mean being quick at changing direction, quick at moving sideways or quick at accelerating from jogging to a full run.

        So in that sense I'm not necessarily surprised that someone like Soyuncu is 6th.

      7. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Wonder was wind a factor? Curious how two units are the fastest. Still a bit behind Bolts record of 27.8 mph.

    • bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      So the teams in europe cups will have extended holidays so they probably wont start season before late september, how will that work in fpl?

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Blanks and doubles early on?

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          It means we won't have united and city assets in our starting squads I guess....

          Would be carnage

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        It'll be a mess if they do this. The league positions would be insane - add to that effect "point-chasing" has on player/team psychology - regardless of FPL it'll be awful.

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Possible DGW's