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The best goalkeepers for FanTeam’s €1m Premier League Fantasy game


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Fantasy Football Scout are delighted to be uniting with FanTeam, Europe’s biggest daily Fantasy sports platform, for the new season.

We’re particularly excited about their season-long Premier League Fantasy game, in which there is a €1m prize pool – and €200,000 goes straight to the winner.

It’s all the more enticing as it’s essentially an FPL-style game (and therefore easy to pick up) that comes with the chance of a huge windfall:

  • A starting XI built from a 15-man squad
  • One free transfer a week
  • Price changes
  • Captains and vice-captains
  • £100m budget
  • Maximum of three players per club
  • Two Wildcards a season
  • Very similar scoring system (three points for an assist, four for a clean sheet etc)

Entries cost just €25 per team, a payment you’ll make up by finishing in the top 5,659 places (see below).

Given that a maximum of 75,000 entries are permitted, the odds are favourable for those who know their stuff.

We have already given you a rundown on how to play the game, so now we turn our attention to the player price list.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the stand-out names between the posts, picking out the goalkeepers who could prosper and seeing if we can spot a bargain or two in the process.

(All prices given are for FanTeam and not FPL)

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HOW GOALKEEPERS SCORE POINTS

Before we delve into the player pool, here’s how goalkeepers can accrue points in FanTeam and how the scoring system differs from FPL:

FanTeamFPL
Playing up to 60 mins+1+1
Playing over 60 mins+2+2
Clean sheets+4+4
Penalty save+5+5
Saves+0.5 per save+1 every three saves
Bonus+1/-1 “impact points” if a team is winning/losing when the player is on the pitch+1/2/3 based on Bonus Points System

There are, of course, other ways to gain and lose points such as yellow cards, sendings off, own-goals, goals scored and penalties conceded (we’ll refer you to our ‘How To…’ for more details) but the above table is a good indicator of the main sources of points.

What’s striking looking at the goalkeepers in FanTeam is that pretty much all of them outdid their achievements in FPL last season.

Saves are even more important in FanTeam as every stop is rewarded, rather than multiples of three in FPL.

Take Nick Pope (£5.5m), the highest-scoring goalkeeper in both FanTeam and FPL, as an example: the Burnley custodian’s 120 stops were only worth 25 save points in FPL but a massive 60 in FanTeam.

So saves and clean sheets are important but so is being on a winning (or at least drawing) side.

Ederson (£6.0m) and Alisson (£6.0m) were unsurprisingly huge benefactors of this in 2019/20, so much so that the differences between their scores in FanTeam and FPL were two of the biggest (36.5 and 32 respectively, with 17 and 20 coming from their net “impact points”).

Winning isn’t everything – the likes of Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) and Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) lost more games than won but compensated with saves – but it’s certainly a bit of a leveller when it comes to the shot-stoppers from the “bigger” sides.

Here is a selection of the highest-scoring goalkeepers from FanTeam last season and their respective points in FPL:

Player2019/20 Team2019/20 FanTeam Points2019/20 FPL Points2020/21 FanTeam Price
PopeBUR183170£5.5m
SchmeichelLEI177156£5.0m
PatricioWOL176.5153£5.0m
de GeaMUN173.5143£5.5m
HendersonSHU170160£5.0m
EdersonMCI169.5133£6.0m
DubravkaNEW164.5143£5.0m
AlissonLIV154122£6.0m
RyanBHA147.5135£4.5m
GuaitaCRY146137£4.5m
PickfordEVE137117£4.5m
LenoARS134114£5.0m
RamsdaleBOU131.5126£5.0m
McCarthySOU120104£4.5m
ArrizabalagaCHE11690£5.0m
LlorisTOT11298£5.0m

PLAYERS TO CONSIDER

Hugo Lloris

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Next six fixtures: EVE | sou | NEW | mun| WHU | bur

Hugo Lloris (£5.0m) is perhaps the stand-out name from the crop of FanTeam goalkeepers, with his affordable price marrying with decent fixures at the start of the season.

Not only that, but his points-per-match average was also the best of any FanTeam goalkeeper last season (5.33).

Jose Mourinho’s track record of pulling rabbits out of the hat in his second season in charge of a club is also worth bearing in mind, with Spurs beginning to show signs of defensive resilience after lockdown with four clean sheets in their final eight matches.

Lloris’s save percentage and expected goals conceded (xG) total were also the best in the division in 2019/20, which bodes well for those all-important save points.

Alisson

  • Price: £6.0m
  • Next six fixtures: LEE | che | ARS | avl | eve | SHU

While Ederson (£6.0m) blanks in Gameweek 1 and has some tricky tests thereafter, Alisson (£6.0m) begins 2020/21 with a home fixture against newly promoted Leeds United.

Liverpool also face Aston Villa, Everton, Sheffield United and West Ham United between now and Gameweek 7.

It’s a decent bet that Jurgen Klopp’s side will better last season’s total of 15 clean sheets, which was their lowest in three years and came about after a relative shut-out drought in the first 15 Gameweeks of their title-winning campaign.

While FPL managers might see the Brazilian as a waste of a Liverpool slot, the extra rewards on offer for goalkeepers in FanTeam and the lack of a Bonus Points System does level the playing field somewhat.

Alisson’s points-per-match average in FanTeam was 5.31 last season, only marginally inferior to that of Trent Alexander-Arnold (5.63) and superior to the likes of Virgil van Dijk (5.08) and Andrew Robertson (5.25).

Karl Darlow

  • Price: £4.0m
  • Next six fixtures: whu | BHA | tot | BUR | MUN | wol

At the other end of the price list is Karl Darlow (£4.0m), who is attractively listed at one million cheaper than he is in FPL.

An injury to Martin Dubravka (£5.0m), which could keep the Slovakia international out for up to eight weeks, has opened up a spot between the posts on Tyneside, with Darlow expected to see off the challenge of Mark Gillespie to deputise – although pre-season minutes will perhaps tell us more on that front.

The Magpies kept 11 clean sheets last season (the most of any side finishing in the bottom half) and open their 2020/21 campaign with winnable fixtures against West Ham United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Burnley in the first four Gameweeks.

Dubravka made the most saves of any Premier League goalkeeper last season, so Darlow should be kept busy whether the clean sheets arrive or not.

He is at least playing bench fodder (for now) at £4.0m and, for those intending on picking David De Gea (£5.5m), Nick Pope (£5.5m) or Ederson long term, could be played in Gameweek 1 before the two Manchester clubs and Burnley get their seasons underway a week later.

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Others

Like Darlow, bargain-bin custodians Illan Meslier, Orjan Nyland and Jed Steer (all £4.0m) could feasibly start in Gameweek 1 and it’s worth monitoring the goalkeeping situation at Leeds United and Aston Villa in pre-season.

There’s a cluster of playing shot-stoppers available at £4.5m, with Jordan Pickford and Vicente Guaita among the standout names.

All ten of Crystal Palace’s clean sheets came against teams ranked 10th or below last season and the Eagles face eight such fixtures (if we include the three promoted clubs) in Gameweeks 1-11.

For those who like to rotate their £4.5m goalkeepers, Guaita could even be paired with Pickford over the same timeframe to give a favourable run of matches that avoids any of last year’s top 10.

The second-highest-scoring goalkeeper of last season, Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m), also has some decent fixtures in Gameweeks 1-5 but will likely be playing behind a defence that is decimated by injury and suspension in the opening month.

Wolves, on the other hand, were in great form before the end of the season, keeping clean sheets in nine of their last 14 matches.

Their fixtures are appealing-looking from Gameweeks 3-9 and Rui Patricio (£5.0m) could perhaps be paired with Darlow, with the Newcastle back-up an option to play at home to Brighton in Gameweek 2 when Wolves face Manchester City.

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628 Comments Post a Comment
  1. comeonspurs
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    On tv at home I mean

  2. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Willy pen save, as usual

  3. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Werner
    Ziyech Havertz Pulisic
    Kante Kovavic
    Azpi Tilva Zouma Chilwell
    Kepa

    Zouma Kepa only weak links?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      That looks like the team alright. They might play James on the right instead of Azpi.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah except you've got the wide players and fullbacks flipped

    3. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Rudiger for Zouma?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        Zouma is first choice according to most fans. I'm not sure myself which of the two will be favored to partner TSilva

    4. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      The question is who plays CL and who plays PL...

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        Could be. Good to keep the back consistent when possible though. Maybe swap/sub the wings.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Havertz isn't going to be #10 but looks fine except for the weird format and perhaps Rudiger over Zouma

  4. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Ziyech and Werner both have niggles, Ziyech off - they don't fancy it

  5. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Ziyech off. Little injury. Connor Gallagher on.

    1. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Thought Chelsea had singed Cantwell for a second

  6. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    I mean, “Havertz” even kinda looks like Hazard! Can’t go wrong!

  7. Wild Card this...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    FFS Ziyech...Werner walks bit gingerly as well

    1. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Like Hubert Gruber, he is walking very gingerly today.

      1. KujaliaFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 16 hours ago

        Maybe he has dynamite in his trousers.

  8. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Saka!! Saka...??

    1. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Yup. He had a breakthrough season last term and signed an improved contract toward the end of the season.

      Very skillful dribbler with good passing in the final third and an eye for goal.

  9. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Incoming Nketiah brace. 6.0m forward. Interesting option.

    1. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      !!

  10. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    In coming template after the charity shield

    McCarthy (Steer)
    Williams - KWP - Vinagre - Robertson (Taylor)
    Salah - Soucek - Son - Aubameyang (Bissouma)
    Werner - Nketiah (Martial)

  11. davies
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    A) Mitro Armstrong

    B) DCL Soucek

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Sluggish play from both sides, I wonder if we'll see an increase in clean sheets like we did after lockdown

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      did Ziyech passed the eye test tho?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        Yes

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 19 hours ago

          cheers

    2. sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Do you think Ziyech will assist the assister? Or does he look like a bargain at 8?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        He's a bargain to me, but I'll point you to an excellent article by zopher to assist your decision making: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/16/creative-ziyech-can-improve-chelsea-attack-and-offer-fpl-value-in-2020-21/

  13. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Caballero a lot better than Kepa. I'd play him if Chelsea doesn't sign a new keeper

  14. KujaliaFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Saka is starting.

    I might need to swap out Gordon and Son for Saka and Alli.

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Is alli nailed tho?

      1. KujaliaFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        I'd expect him to start. Isn't he their playmaker?

  15. Eleesium Lions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    With the exception of the blank for United in GW1, for the remaining 1st 7 game weeks, should it be Fernandes and Martial 0r Kane and Son?

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Fernandes & Martial easily.

    2. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Preffer the utd double over Spurs.

      One from each not an option?

    3. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Tough to call - depends on how much Mou cares about the Europa League and how often Son and Kane play Thursday games.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Spurs double without a doubt, easy fixtures and Mou second season teams always start strong. United have Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton in that timeframe...

      1. Eleesium Lions
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks for that. I am always down beat about playing Kane from the start

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 19 hours ago

          Played well after lockdown and scored a brace against Villa in the opening fixture last season, I wouldn't worry about it

  16. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Eze is in my team for now just because he was a superb super sub if FUT 20.

    Worth it IRL ?

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Pereira even better in FUT 20 😉

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Eze over Pereira is a tough sell

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Eze played really well today, close to getting a brace - very lively. Impressed so far (even if it was v the clowns) 😀

  17. kevchenko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts on these combinations, for the same price...

    A) Werner and Greenwood
    B) Martial and Ziyech

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Kane and Eze

  18. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    I think Williams will be my 4.0 def. Not one of them is nailed anyway, so...

    1. davies
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Waste of a Liverpool spot

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      You think

    3. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Williams won't play. Trent will start every game.

  19. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 19 hours ago

    Salah's hair looking very smart

  20. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 18 hours ago

    Brighton pen. Gross takes. Goal!

  21. KujaliaFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    I wonder how that will affect Brewster's confidence.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      He'll be fine - it will all just get downplayed around him.