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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

Is £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster the new Watford number one? 3

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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473 Comments Post a Comment
  1. YEAH PITCH!
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    -4 ????

    Toney > Lukaku
    Shaw > Rudiger
    TAA > 5.2 or less

    1. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Na, chill

    2. Inter Me Gran
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Not TAA unless you plan to buy him back. Others looks good if you can afford

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Keep Toney, has a good run coming up and in form (and West Ham aren't exactly solid at the back). I'd say get rid of Shaw but not sure if for a hit, but that might well be made up for this week alone and then your set up for Chelsea's good run too.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 21 days ago

        *you're

    4. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      No
      No
      and no.

  2. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    If you have to choose:

    a) Lukaku
    b) Raph
    c) Son
    d) Rudiger

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      For what? Starting 11, captaincy, burger eating contest?

      In which case, D, A, A.

    2. Paddy Gooner
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I'd keep A

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Who to play?

    1. Manquillo v WOL (A)
    2. Williams v BUR (A)

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Painful. A just.

  4. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Have White Alonso and Coufal in my defence.
    Have Tsimikas* TAA** and Perica** on my bench

    Gonna be a great week.

  5. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Guaita barely getting a mention

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      While my Guaita gently weeps

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Always have to check how to spell his name!

  6. Inter Me Gran
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Captain:
    A) Alonso
    B) Antonio
    C) Ronaldo

    1. Bishopool
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. MOZIL
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      A and thanks me later

  7. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Morning all, repost and opinions welcome;

    QQ - I've got to have one of;

    Marcal or Williams playing this week to make 3 at the back.

    Reckon I'm safer off swapping out TAA for Rudiger to avoid playing with 10 men?

  8. estheblessed
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Wildcarding... How's this looking?

    Ramsdale
    Rudiger, Christensen, Duffy
    Salah, Raphinha, Benhrama, Sarr
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Lukaku (c)

    Foster, White, Luiz, manquillo

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Looks solid, no love for Livra or is that just due to his fixture this week?

      1. estheblessed
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        I'm 0.1 short on getting him I could downgrade Luiz to Brownhill

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      No City def?

      1. estheblessed
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Not this week... They will concede. I'll get cancelo in at some point.

  9. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Think I've narrowed it down, best one week punt?
    A) Mount
    B) Zaha
    C) Raphinha/Klich (pens)

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Benrahma not on the list as he has trolled me too much this season

      1. Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        I know the feeling

    2. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Raph the biggest most fun punt there. Not sure about Leeds at the moment. Feel the quality should shine through soon

  10. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Captain

    A Antonio
    B Jimenez
    C Ronaldo
    D Raphinha

    On Ronaldo but tempted by Raphinha.

    1. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      C > A > D > B

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        This

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Not put off by Everton sitting deep? Could be a narrow 1-0 win. Also early kickoff

  11. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Best option for this week only? Have Veltman as B1.

    A) Alonso
    B) Azpil

    Sanchez
    XXX, Shaw, White
    Salah, Greenwood, Benrahma, Barnes
    CR7, Antonio, Jimmy

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      For one week only I’d go B as more likely to play

  12. XX SMICER XX
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    I want to double Chelsea defence on WC. Is Alonso worth the risk?
    A. Yes
    B. No

    If not, who should I go with?

    1. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrah…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      No azpi

  13. Better luck next year
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Wildcard this team or wait until GW8? 0FT. Any hits needed?

    Sanchez
    TAA* Rudiger Marcal
    Salah Jota Raphinia Benrahma Greenwood
    Cr7 (c) Antonio

    Foster Ayling* Veltman Obafemi*

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Too late to WC now. Decent team apart from lack of defence this week

  14. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Random stat - Dias has created more chances this season than cancelo.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Wow. Game changer. Thanks Pat, maybe means I don't have to rush into a transfer today.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Haha I’ll still get cancelo! Strange stat given Dias only gets in opposition box for corners and cancelo is permanently in the final third

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Cancelo lucked out with the fluke assist last week

    3. bodgejob
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Ssshhhh

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Alonso likely to be rested yes?

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      50/50

  16. cheeky moses
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Got 1 FT. Would you wc this lot?

    Sanchez
    TAA*, Shaw*, Semedo
    Salah, Jota, Greenwood, Benny
    Cr7, Antonio, Jimi

    Steele, Livra, Gilmour, 3.9

  17. Abra Dubravka
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Gtg or take a hit to get one of Mendy/Rudiger for Sanchez/Duffy?

    Sanchez
    Cancelo, Semedo, Duffy (TAA, Livra)
    Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma, Gray
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Jimenez

  18. Paddy Gooner
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    I'm in a bit of a defensive pickle. Here's my team:
    Martinez (Bachmann)
    TAA Tsimi Alonso Coady Shaw
    Mbuemo Salah Zaha Benrahma Gray
    CR7 Dennis Antonio

    1FT remaining. Should I

    A)Martinez to Mendy
    B)Martinez or Bachmann to Sa
    C) Shaw to Rudiger
    D) Shaw to Lowton or
    E) something else?

  19. masewindu
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Is it too risky having Shaw and Marcel both start? Should i start Vestergaard over one othe above? Other sub is Livra.

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      No start Shaw and Marcal. Think they either start or don’t play (Shaw especially)

      1. masewindu
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Magic mate!

  20. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone else with both Ronaldo and Lukaku going Ronaldo captain?

    1. Chopmahoney
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Yep at moment anyway it’s a tough choice

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        what's your thought process out of interest?

        1. Chopmahoney
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          Not a lot of thought you could just go around in circles just a feeling Man United with Everton injuries might score more goals than Chelsea as Southhampton also haven’t been too bad defensively

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 21 days ago

            yes very similar to my train of thought also.

  21. Shack
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    For effectively one week only, what are the best two Chelsea defenders to get in on FTs?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Take a punt on the two most attacking if you have a decent bunch.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Azpi and Rudi

  22. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Good to go? 3.0 ITB

    Sanchez
    Rudiger Christensen Marcal White
    Salah Raph Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

    Steele Gilmour Livramento Mendy

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      All good.

      Cap Antonio?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Can't decide. Want to put it on Lukaku. Antonio is a great option and I have a feeling Ronaldo will haul.

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      How have u got 3.0 itb with that team!

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        TAA out helps maybe!

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Who will you captain?

      I'm torn between Antonio, Ronaldo and Lukaku...

      Then there's Salah too.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Exactly. Cannot decide. Lukaku maybe.

  23. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Get alonso or azpi?

    Dont want rudiger

    1. Paddy Gooner
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Alonso for me. Plays more of a midfield role

  24. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Can I avoid WC before international break? Any opinions, got 1FT, 2.1 ITB, cheers!

    Sanchez,4.0
    TAA*, Shaw, Tsimikas,Veltman,Ayling
    Salah,Greenwood,Benrahma,Sarr,Sissoko
    Ronaldo,ASM,Antonio

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I think you can accepting average week this week with 1 def transfer

  25. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Alonso to be benched today.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Likely

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      They have been saying this every week, Chilwell was shite mid week when he came on.

      Look at it another way take a safe 6 or possible 12-21

  26. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    One week wonder punt please:
    A. Tierney
    B. Tarkowski
    C. Cresswell
    D. Cancelo

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      A

  27. Gideons Rolling Another One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Jota to Raphina?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Yup

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

    3. Gideons Rolling Another One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers

  28. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Still struggling with this one

    Sanchez,
    Livra, cancelo, Rudi
    Bissouma, Salah, Sarr, gray, raph
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Subs
    Begovic, taa* james* Obafemi

    Would u do
    A. James > Christensen
    B. Sanchez > ramsdale
    C. Bissouma > Douglas luiz
    D. Taa & Obafemi > Williams & Antonio

  29. winchester
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Who to bench? and who to C?

    a) esr
    b) greenwood (will he even start?)
    c) sarr
    d) benrahma

    1) antonio
    2) cr7

    1. masewindu
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      That is an impossible choice.

    2. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Personally I’d drop a and d and keep both forwards

  30. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Hey guys, considering Semedo on my WC, how nailed on is he?

    Cheers

    1. bodgejob
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      90%