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The best FPL goalkeepers for a Gameweek 7 Wildcard

Following the rundown of suggestions for stand-out Fantasy Premier League (FPL) forwards, midfielders and defenders for Gameweek 7 and beyond, we end the search with the pick of the goalkeepers.

We previously asked Fantasy Football Scout users with a Wildcard intact when they planned to activate this prized chip, and around 30% of the responses were for this current Gameweek.

The article below looks at the best buys at the back with those FPL managers in mind but the targets are, of course, also relevant for those using ‘free’ transfers in Gameweek 7.

All stats and graphics included in this piece are taken from our Premium Members Area.

Here are some of the more interesting goalkeepers for your Wildcard:

Aaron Ramsdale

Xhaka and Moura recalled as Ramsdale starts again

It may be best to whisper this but Arsenal are looking defensively solid again. After a promising second half of last season yielded nine clean sheets from 23 games, three of which came in the final five, Mikel Arteta’s side have conceded just once in the three games since Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) was installed as goalkeeper.

The summer signing from Sheffield United has impressed and, at such a reasonable price, meets the preferences of those managers who prefer the value of cheap keepers. The Gunners’ next seven opponents include Brighton and Hove Albion (a), Crystal Palace (H), Watford (H) and Newcastle United (H).

Ederson

Expensive goalkeepers don’t tend to be a popular tactic in FPL when the £100m can only stretch so far. Those at the top clubs tend to face fewer shots and therefore make fewer saves, as well as being hampered by the inability to make the attacking contributions – and rack up bonus points – that make full-backs such as Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) such coveted assets.

However, with budget defenders like Shane Duffy (£4.3m) and Tino Livramento (£4.2m) seeming too good to ignore, buying Ederson (£6.0m) could be a useful and secure way to gain coverage of Manchester City’s supreme defence ahead of a strong run of fixtures. Their 37 shots conceded is far lower than second-best Wolves’ 61 – a domination that continues in expected goals conceded (xGC), attempts conceded in open play and most other defensive categories.

Robert Sanchez

The game’s most-selected goalkeeper and with good reason. Last season, Brighton’s defence had fantastic underlying stats that somehow didn’t materialise. Their xGC was third-best but only 12 clean sheets were kept, resulting in a 16th-place finish. Things look better this time, with only three sides conceding fewer goals so far.

At the back of this defence is Spain international Robert Sanchez (£4.6m). He emerged from nowhere to make his debut last November and, after securing his place in Gameweek 13, helped the Seagulls to ten clean sheets from 26 matches. Already on two for this campaign, Brighton are sixth in the league and about to have promising fixtures against Norwich City (a) and Newcastle (H). For a long-term goalkeeper who allows you to concentrate on transfers elsewhere, Sanchez is a reliable option.

David Raya

Despite conceding three times against Liverpool, Brentford’s defence have been a strong addition to the league with three clean sheets from five matches. Until then, only Man City and Wolves had allowed fewer shots through their backline.

It stems from a formation change towards the end of their successful promotion season, moving from a back four to a wing-back system. Whilst they let in more goals than fellow new boys Norwich City and Watford, this late switch has continued into the top flight and boosted further with the club record signing of Kristoffer Ajer (£4.5m). The Bees look good at both ends of the pitch and David Raya (£4.6m) – comfortable on the ball – will be a strong pick for the Burnley (a), Norwich (H), Newcastle (a) run that starts from Gameweek 10.

Ben Foster

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The Watford stopper is in over 20% of squads, having been seen as the cheap £4.0m back-up most likely to get games. And all it took was five matches until he stepped in for Daniel Bachmann (£4.5m). He conceded goals to both Norwich and Newcastle but just making appearances and collecting save points is good enough for his price tag.

The likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City have conceded more shots, so it’s not totally inconceivable that the Hornets will soon keep their first clean sheet. However, they are about to enter a nasty set of matches that includes home clashes with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United between Gameweeks 8 and 15.

Also consider

Jimenez ends goal drought as Arsenal claim convincing north London derby win 8

Vicente Guaita and Alex McCarthy are both £4.5m, possess two clean sheets and rank mid-table for their teams’ ability to prevent shots, yet the former has still been able to rack up 19 saves. If McCarthy continues to hold off Fraser Forster (£4.4m) as Southampton’s number one keeper, there is a great run of fixtures between Gameweeks 8 and 15 where the Saints face only one Champions League opponent.

Jose Sa (£5.0m) costs slightly more but pulled off a rare goalkeeping assist last weekend when setting up Raul Jimenez’s (£7.5m) winner, delighting his ownership with a 14-point haul. Similar to Guaita, he has made a high number of saves despite Wolves conceding the second-fewest number of shots throughout the league. Their xGC is only bettered by Man City and Everton, making Sa a good pick for upcoming meetings with Newcastle (H), Crystal Palace (a), Norwich (a) and Burnley (H).

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  1. Junks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Morning all! I know this is probably an easy one but I find myself quite stuck. What would you do with this lot..

    2FTs 0.4ITB
    Sanchez
    TAA* Shaw* White
    Salah Greenwood Saka Raph
    Ant Ronaldo Toney

    Steele / Pereira / Gilmour* / TSI

    1. Mozumbus
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Double Chelsea defense is one quick solution

      • Superninteno Chalmers
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Shaw to Che defence and roll 1FT, assuming no WC next week. Otherwise Trent for Che defence and bring him back in on WC

      • Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        You have Pereira. You're good for TAA. Just Shaw to Rudiger

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          Second FT can be Gilmour to D.Luiz if you feel the urge

        2. Junks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          Worried about Pereria starting. He was subbed at half time last week and hasn’t performed well.

      • Junks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks all

    2. Mozumbus
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        TAA+Dier>
        A. Azpi+Rudiger
        B. Azpi+Tarkowski
        C. Any other better moves

        For one week only with 2FT, 0ITB
        WC next week

        1. Superninteno Chalmers
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          A

          1. Mozumbus
              18 days, 8 hours ago

              Thanks

        2. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          Stupid question but it’s bugging me!
          If you have money in the hank and you lose value on a injured player, the game deducts money..but if your squad has no float (0.0) and your player loses value, the game doesn’t deduct and go into negative. Surely that’s a flaw and incentivize you to use all available funds and also makes you more cash! Am I wrong here…

          1. polis
            • 10 Years
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            You are wrong. Your squad value can reduce to below 100m.

          2. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            The itb fund if never impacted by player pricing until they are sold!

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            You just sell him for less.

            His value is in the squad, not the bank.

        3. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          Please can anyone show me where the latest FRISKING THE FIXTURES article is?
          Thanks.

        4. jayzico
          • 10 Years
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          Captain Lukaku or CR?

          1. Reinhold
            • 11 Years
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            Luk

          2. polis
            • 10 Years
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            Would captain Luk if I had him.

        5. Reinhold
          • 11 Years
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          A lot of Cancelo from me here, sorry, but y'all know if he usually plays on international duty?

          Would love it if not

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            He's Portugal's first choice RB

        6. Paddy Gooner
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          Looks like I will have Alonso, Rudiger, Coady (Tsimi, Shaw) for defenders. Keepers are Martinez and Bachmann. Should I:

          A) Martinez > Mendy for a hit

          B) Martinez > Sa for a hit

          or C) Stay put
          ???

          I plan on WC next week anyway

          1. Superninteno Chalmers
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            Keeper for a hit seems wild. Martinez also off 2 CS and bonuses

        7. Mozumbus
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            Who will score more this gameweek:
            A. Azpi+Rudigar+Ings
            B. Christensen+Coufal/Dier+Vardy

            1. Superninteno Chalmers
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 8 hours ago

              B if coufal plays. Vardy being overlooked

              1. Mozumbus
                  18 days, 8 hours ago

                  Thanks

            2. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 9 Years
              18 days, 8 hours ago

              Sorry to ask again but just cannot decide!

              A) TAA —> Dias
              B) Jota —> Saka
              C) Save

              Sánchez
              Rudiger - White - Livramento
              Salah - Jota - Benrahma - Sarr - Raphinha
              Antonio - Ronaldinho

              Foster - TAA - Toney - Amartey [1FT + 0.6m ITB]

              1. JJO
                • 9 Years
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                A(if you still have wc) or C

              2. Cheester
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                Captain ronaldinho

              3. Superninteno Chalmers
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                If no WC id hold onto TAA and use the 0.6 to upgrade one of your cheap defs to Christiansen. Should be doable ?

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 9 Years
                  18 days, 8 hours ago

                  Thanks guys - lots of split decisions which shows lots of possibilities.

            3. JJO
              • 9 Years
              18 days, 8 hours ago

              A) Azpi + Benrahma
              B) Tierney/Semedo + Mount

              1. Cheester
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                B

                1. JJO
                  • 9 Years
                  18 days, 8 hours ago

                  Thanks

            4. Mozumbus
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                C

              • Superninteno Chalmers
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                Take a hit to bring in Rudi/azpi?

                Cancelo, Alonso (rot), Coufal (maybe inj)

                Or hold and hope coufal plays

                1. JJO
                  • 9 Years
                  18 days, 8 hours ago

                  Cou will probably play

                  1. Superninteno Chalmers
                    • 3 Years
                    18 days, 8 hours ago

                    Thanks. I’d def hold if I was sure he starts

              • ShackledAce
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                (A)Azpilicueta or (B) Rudiger for a hit?

                1. Superninteno Chalmers
                  • 3 Years
                  18 days, 8 hours ago

                  B for the 0.4 saved

              • Oldie99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                WC team

                Sanchez (Foster)
                Rudi Azpi Cancelo Semedo (Liv)
                Salah Benrahma Raph (ESR, DLuiz)
                Antonio Jimi Lukaku

                3.2 ITB for Semedo > Trent

                Gl all !

              • Jdpz
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                a) Jota to Son (AVL) and 0 on the bench
                b) Perica to Wood (NOR) and bench Jota
                ONE WEEK PUNT

                Sanchez
                Cash Reguilon Tierney
                Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha Benrahma
                Antonio King

                Begović TAA* Ayling* Perica*

                1FT, 2.4m ITB

              • Tango74
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 8 hours ago

                Mount or raphina ??

                Any ideas ?

                1. FPLWHU
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  18 days, 7 hours ago

                  Mount has been out last couple of games, faces tough Southampton defence - Raphina plays Watford who could easily concede 3 today.

              • vova
                • 11 Years
                18 days, 7 hours ago

                A) Benrahma/Toney
                B) Townsend/Jimenez

                1. FPLWHU
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  18 days, 7 hours ago

                  I think there could be a few goals in WHU - BRE so having both wouldn’t be a bad shout, but after this GW, I think both teams have tough fixtures. But not convinced about Jimenez yet. 1 goal in 6 despite stats. Toney on form looks better, and Benrahma gets bonus points even when he doesn’t do much (look at BPS for last 2 games)

              • FPLWHU
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                18 days, 7 hours ago

                Considering captaining Raphina over Ronaldo - faces Watford defence vs Everton defence….anyone think this is an awful idea? If Ron blanks, and Raph does well, it would be a big boost.

                Any thoughts?

              • Nightcrawler
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 7 hours ago

                Took a last minute -8

                OUT Ronaldo Jota TAA

                IN Lukaku(c) Son Azpi

                Will either LOVE to see it or have NOWHERE to hide

              • chaser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 18 mins ago

                Who else chose Alonso instead of Azpi on wildcard?