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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).

FPLMarc88 Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.”

473 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Long term who do you prefer

    A Christensen
    B Laporte
    C neither

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A. Think he plays plenty with James out and Azpi having to cover RB.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers guys

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      C

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I’m not feeling them either to be honest. I would much prefer the extra 0.5 to get cancelo Dias or azpi

    4. bodgejob
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A if you already have Rudiger and one of Dias/Cancelo

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Currently got rudiger taa semedo James and livramento

  2. KingPulis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Jota
    B) Gray
    C) A.Armstrong

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A

  3. fplking14
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Son or Wood for 1GW punt?

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Son

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Son

    3. bodgejob
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Wood

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Wood

  4. Superninteno Chalmers
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    I have a defensive dilemma which I think a lot of you also have.

    Alonso , TAA* , cancelo

    Bench : coufal * Tsimi

    With Coufal now at risk and Alonso at risk of rotation, do I take a hit to bring in a def for TAA / Coufal.

    0.5 itb

  5. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Jota > Mount -4 yes or no?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Not for a hit

    2. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      No way

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Why?

    3. Tango74
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Same , I don’t think jota start

      What’s the gut feeling ?

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I think Jota will be benched

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. bodgejob
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A or B

  7. bodgejob
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Gray or Gallagher?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Gallagher

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Gray

    3. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I think gray

  8. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Start Gray or Kovavic (have Shaw so ceiling higher with Kov)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Kovacic

  9. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Sanchez
    Manquillo-Shaw-Digne
    Benrahma-Salah-Traore-Raphina
    Toney-Antonio-Ronaldo

    Steel-Guilmour-Tsi-Taa

    2ft 2.5m ITB

    1. Rudiger in for:

    A. Digne
    B. Tsi

    2. Traore out for

    A. Mount
    B. Save FT

    3. Ronaldo out for Lukaku
    A. YES
    B. NO

    1. Bobjonesjnr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      1. A
      2. B
      3.Not yet. GW 9

  10. dshv
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Captain?

    1. Cr7
    2. Antonio

    And why?

    1. jayzico
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      CR7. Yet to score on from of a OT crowd since his return. HOWEVER. Cavani lurks. So Lukaku for me

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        he scored two against Newcastle and one against Villareal

        1. jayzico
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          I just rememberedNewcastle but couldn't delete comment. apologies

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      2, been burned too many times C in first game

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Ronaldo

    4. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Ronaldo - because he usually scores.

  11. abaalan
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Keep Sarr on WC with money ITB to transfer out next week (probably Grealish coming in)? Or bad to plan a transfer straight after WC?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Won't plan immediate transfer on WC

    2. deafcassette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I'd want to bank a free transfer week after WC.

  12. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    pick
    A dias benrahma
    B son manquillo
    cheers

    1. Erange
        10 months, 20 days ago

        One week or long term?

        1. Gizzachance
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Long term, had to hit w/c, to many injuries

    2. jayzico
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      UGLY.

      Play Livra (chels) or Williams (Burn) Yuck

      1. bodgejob
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Williams

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Play TAA for a disguise 😛

      3. European Bob
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'm playing both!

      4. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I’d go Livra … he’ll have a point to prove vs his old club ….. if attacking Alonso starts at left or a rusty chillwell at left … then Livra could have joy against either of them down his right.

      5. jayzico
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        superb answers. thanks fam

    3. john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Repost.

      Considering Semedo on my WC, how nailed on is he?

      Cheers

      1. Reinhold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Very nailed I think

      2. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Shhh keep it to your self.

    4. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Bench 1:

      White
      Coady
      Jota

      1. bodgejob
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        White

      2. GS456
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        White

      3. Reinhold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        White would be the last I would bench

      4. Bobjonesjnr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Jota

    5. Reinhold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I'm getting in a City defender for TAA. But which of Dias and Cancelo?

      Everyone is saying Cancelo right now, but I am not as sure. Dias more nailed, and how much worse are his attacking prospects really?

      Opinions?

      1. GS456
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Cancello

      2. bodgejob
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        What do you value more - greater certwinty of starts or greater chance of assists?

        1. Reinhold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Well, that's the thing - doesn't Dias have a greater chance of goals to compensate for the assist thing? Set pieces etc.?

          1. No Need
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Baps

            1. Reinhold
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              Who do baps point towards then?

              1. No Need
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 20 days ago

                Dias

      3. XX SMICER XX
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Both for me!

      4. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Dias is more nailed but to be fair he actually looks like he's getting forward a lot more than last season, Stones was the one getting to corners the most last season and while Laporte is doing that now Dias is still up there a lot and seems to be carrying the ball higher up the pitch and trying to play balls through every now and then

    6. GS456
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Best 4.0 bench fodder?

      Williams or Manquilo??

      1. bodgejob
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Williams. Livramento if you can push to 4.2

        1. GS456
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks

    7. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      What two Chelsea defenders on Wildcard?
      Currently on Rudiger & Alonso but worried about Alonso’s minutes

      1. GS456
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I’ve ended up with Mendy and Rudiger

      2. vova
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I went with Rudi and Azpi

      3. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Alonso & Rudi

      4. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I've gone with Rudi and Azpi

      5. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Rudi and ive still got james. Hopefully he comes good

    8. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      On WC, down to last decision. Basically Dias or rotating the cheapish mids. Leaning towards A.

      xxx
      TAA, Rudiger, Azpi, Cancelo, xxx
      Salah, Raphinha, Saka, Sarr, xxx
      Lukaku, Antonio, 4.5 cheapie

      A) Ramsdale, Dias, Janelt (play 532)
      B) Ederson, Livra, Mbeumo (play 442)

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers

      2. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrah…
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A is a bit different but I like it. Go for it if you can hack playing 5 at the back each week.

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers

    9. steven8991
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Keep Jota or Greenwood?

      1. Reinhold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'd keep Greenwood

      2. Ninja Škrtel
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Jota

      3. dshv
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        For this week greenwood

      4. Bobjonesjnr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Green

    10. Fuddled FC
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Jota > Raphina (-4)

      Yay/nay

      1. Tango74
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Not if he misses gw8 due to IB

    11. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Raya (whu)
      or
      Sanchez (ARS)

    12. andre_c
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Any ideas here?

      Sanchez - Foster
      Digne - TAA - Tsimikas - Cancelo - Livramento
      Doucoure - Raphinha - Salah - Torres - Benrahma
      Ronaldo - Antonio - Toney

      1 Free Transfer, $0.0 in bank

      Thanks

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Trent to Rudiger or Alonso

    13. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      G2G?

      Sa
      Rudi, Semedo, Tierney
      Salah, Jota, Traore, Raph
      Lukaku (C), Antonio, ASM

      Williams first sub. I have plenty of cash ITB, plan to bring in Cancelo or another Chelsea def next week for one of my 4.0 bench defenders.

      1. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Sweet.

        Cannot choose between Kaku & Antonio

    14. JEZOOS
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Any early man united team news leak?

    15. SantaCruz87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Guys,

      Need some help over here. Which option you would try for this week?

      A) Mane + Armstrong + TAA -> Bruno + Wood + Azpi and -8 (Bench Gray)
      B) Mane + TAA-> Bruno + Azpi and -4? (Start Gray)

      Is Wood worth a -4 hit against Norwich?

      TIA

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Don’t like any of those

    16. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Repost

      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. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Yh just take Trent out for whoever you think the top scoring defender will be this week, you can afford anyone. No point in a hit if you WC next week.

        I’d personally consider wildcard

      2. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        yes - I wouldn't wildcard that and id roll my FT

    17. Michelle Davin
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Captain pick really difficult if you dont own lukaku.

      A)cr7 (save my gw rank)
      B)antonio (brentford has good defence)
      C)emile rowe smith (risky pick)

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

    18. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Seriously considering

      Taa & Obafemi > Williams & Antonio

      Trouble is I have no plan to get Taa back. Is this a bad move?

    19. Manamongst
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Who would you bench out of the following:

      Benrahma
      Saka
      Sarr
      Raphinha
      Salah
      Ronaldo
      Sant Maximin
      Antonio

      And why?

      1. Old Bull
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        You trying to win the prize for most tricky question of the day?

        The first 2. Why? Because they’re the only ones who’ve never scored more than 2pts for me.

      2. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        If I had to bench one it would be Benrahma and after that Saka but I wouldn't personally bench any of them this GW