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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.”

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  1. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Burnley at home against Norwich...

    Anyone got Wood this morning?

    1. JEZOOS
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah I had a morning Wood.

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        right time for it

    2. No Need
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      I have Williams so would need about 100 blue pills

    3. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Not for the game

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        I got Hugh G Rection instead….

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Heard he's always up for it

  2. Jdpz
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Play
    a) Azpilicueta
    b) Wood

    1. JEZOOS
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Both. How good is your team to afford benching any of those 2?

      1. Jdpz
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        no, I don't know who to buy.

    2. Mozumbus
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Both

    3. Junks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

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

      Steele / Pereria / Gilmour / TSI
      Out.. pick two
      A. Shaw
      B. TAA
      C. Pereira

      In.. pick two
      1. Semedo
      2. Cancelo
      3. Alonso
      4. Rudiger

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Trent and probably Pereira > Alonso and Rudiger

    4. Super John McGinn-
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Team is a shambles but saving Wildcard until after the deadline, so which hit should I take?

      Sanchez
      Alonso, Coady, Livramento
      Salah, Jota, Raphinia, Sarr, Gilmour
      Lukaku (C), Antonio

      Foster, TAA, Bamford, Ayling

      0.7 ITB

      A) Bamford > Jimenez
      B) TAA > Rudiger
      C) Ayling > Semedo

      1. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        B, gives you safe cover
        C, seems a decent upgrade

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        B so you don't have to play Livra Vs Chelsea.

    5. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      -4 for this,

      Antonio Captain - Y or N?

      Sa
      Rudiger, Alonso, Tierney, Semedo
      Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
      Lukaku, Antonio

      4.0, Sissoko, Livramento, #Bamford

      2.5

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Captain Lukaku

        1. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Sou kept City, Wolves & United quiet recently

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 15 days ago

            Then go Antonio

            1. g40steve
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Enjoy the game later.
              When I used to go to the games loved having Cap while watching live 🙂

      2. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Is mount playing for Chelsea today?? I went Antonio last week and it paid off but this week I just think it’s got to be Lukaku

    6. steven8991
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      One week punt:
      A. Tierney
      B. Tarkowski
      C. Cresswell

      1. Mozumbus
          10 months, 15 days ago

          B

        • g40steve
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          A

        • Hulk Smash
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          B

        • Dammit_182
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 15 days ago

          B

      2. Manamongst
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Who would you bench out of the following:

        Benrahma
        Saka
        Sarr
        Raphinha
        Salah
        Ronaldo
        Sant Maximin
        Antonio

        And why?

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          That’s tough

        2. Reinhold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Don't know why you are even listing Ronaldo, Antonio and Salah (and Raph). But ASM or Benrahma

          1. Manamongst
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 15 days ago

            Just for context...for sure someone would ask me who else I have starting...

        3. Manamongst
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          I know I currently have Sant Maximin benched but thinking maybe Benrahma or Even Salah benching this week...scary.

        4. Mozumbus
            10 months, 15 days ago

            What are the other 3 options which you're not benching other than GK?

            1. Manamongst
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Cancelo, Shaw and Perreira in defense.

              1. Mozumbus
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Saka then

            2. Mr Ozil
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              I’d bench ASM kr Sare

            3. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Saka … tough fixture .. just think he is most likely to blank.

            4. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Ben

            5. Hulk Smash
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Benrahma.

              Of those options I'd say he's just about the least integral to his side's attack.

              1. Manamongst
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 15 days ago

                Thanks!

            6. Dammit_182
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Salah if your brave…..

          • Reinhold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 15 days ago

            Anyone know how often Cancelo got cameos last season?

            If he almost never gets them, you can sort of count the cheap substitute's appearance points into his points total.

            1. Manamongst
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              he´s playing...Pep would start the Ukrainian after coming off a knock.

              1. Reinhold
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 15 days ago

                I'm talking in general - over the season

                1. Manamongst
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  long term without injuries he should play every week, with Mendy out and Cancelo playing on both left and right side. He will likely only play in the league and big games.

              2. Manamongst
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 15 days ago

                wouldn´t*

            2. thegaffer82
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Seems to be playing consistently this year! More so than last season (though early days yet!)

          • Guru Mediation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 15 days ago

            Defence is:
            TAA, Ayling, Shaw, Livra, Amartey.
            1.0m itb
            Do I:
            A) TAA, Ayling > Rudiger, Semedo (-4, Bench Livra, WC gw8)
            B) Ayling > Christensen (play Livra)
            C) Alying > Semedo (play Livra)
            D) TAA > Rudiger/Alonso (Play Livra)

            Thanks in advance

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 13 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              B

            2. Mozumbus
                10 months, 15 days ago

                B

            3. theBoose
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 15 days ago

              Who to bench?

              1. Sarr
              2. Saka
              3. Benrahma
              4. Toney?

              1. smix
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 15 days ago

                Toney maybe . Tough

              2. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 13 Years
                10 months, 15 days ago

                4. Can see a West Ham cleanie

                Thoughts on mine below

              3. Mozumbus
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  2

                • Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Headache …. Saka.

                • Manamongst
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Toney

              4. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 13 Years
                10 months, 15 days ago

                Seriously considering

                Taa & Obafemi > Williams & Antonio

                Trouble is I have no plan to get Taa back.

                Yay or nay?

                1. Mozumbus
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    No

                  • theBoose
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Nay, keep TAA on the bench.

                2. fplking14
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Sarr or Wood for 1GW punt?

                  1. Manamongst
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Sarr

                  2. DA Minnion (Former great)
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Wood

                  3. Reinhold
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Sarr

                  4. Dammit_182
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Wood

                3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Rudiger or Azpi?

                  1. George Agdgdgwngo
                    • 13 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Rudi

                4. thegaffer82
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  If you don’t mind guys, I have a simple, but tricky dilemma.

                  I want TAA long term, but I also want to get Cancelo.

                  Should I do TAA > Cancelo (-4) now?
                  Or should I just play Livramento (surely won’t get many points)?
                  Or should I do TAA > Azpi for a hit instead (already have Rudi)? -But this will end up with me booking in 2 transfers down the line (One to bring back TAA & another to bring in Cancelo)

                  1. George Agdgdgwngo
                    • 13 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Get cancelo

                  2. Reinhold
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    I wouldn't do that for a hit. Find some other way of getting Cancelo then

                  3. Hulk Smash
                    • 7 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Play Livramento.

                5. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  What am I missing here … seems to be a very big swing towards people believing chillwell is the favourite to start today?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Many thought Brexit would turn out well

                  2. g40steve
                    • 4 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Has been since before the games started, one has played while the other has kept the pine warm.

                6. mcginnntonic
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  -4 for bamford to wood? Would mean I don’t have to play livra too

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    WHy not

                7. DA Minnion (Former great)
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Guiata
                  Christensen Coady Rudiger
                  Salah Gallagher Sarr Greenwood
                  Lukaku Antonio Ronaldo

                  Duffy Williams Bissouma
                  Good to go?

                  1. George Agdgdgwngo
                    • 13 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Yep

                  2. ExpressoMySonny
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    AzPi

                    1. ExpressoMySonny
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      Woops reply fail

                8. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Thoughts on Mount? Shopping for a Jota replacement. Other option is Saka.

                  1. DA Minnion (Former great)
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Mount could be a great option during this run of fixtures.

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Mount, I went Saka, but only cause I could not afford Mason

                  3. Forgetmeknot
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Yep I like it, I’m thinking he will be my Jota replacement on WC

                9. Champions League Varane
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Who to play?

                  Douglas Luiz
                  Sissoko.

                  1. ExpressoMySonny
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    A

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    A

                10. ExpressoMySonny
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 15 days ago

                  Hmm last WC spots and i cannot make a decision....
                  A) Jimi, Gallagher and Saka
                  b)Grealish, Toney and ESR

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    A

                  2. Erange
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      I would pick A

                    • Peter O'Hanraha-hanrah…
                      • 5 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      I have A on my wc

                    • adams_6
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      b

                  3. Jet5605
                    • 8 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    CR7 on penalties again after Bruno's miss?

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      My gut says Bruno keeps

                    2. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrah…
                      • 5 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      If I'm not mistaken Bruno said in an interview that they're sharing them with Ole picking the penalty taker for each game

                  4. Ohh1454
                    • 4 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Alonso or Azpi ?

                    1. adams_6
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      Azpi for me
                      But then I went for Mount instead

                    2. Superninteno Chalmers
                      • 4 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      Azpi more nailed
                      Feeling chilli starts today

                  5. Stranger Mings
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Any info f Greenwood starts?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      Why is he a doubt?

                      1. Stranger Mings
                        • 1 Year
                        10 months, 15 days ago

                        Slightly worried gets rested for Sancho or lingard ?

                        1. Reinhold
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          10 months, 15 days ago

                          Yeah makes sense to play Lingard to help out with Digne on that side

                          1. Stranger Mings
                            • 1 Year
                            10 months, 15 days ago

                            Hope not but may bench him for ESr in case

                  6. Wigflex
                    • 8 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Keeping trent, start Sissoko or Livramento?

                    1. adams_6
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      siss

                  7. AC/DC AFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Ronaldo ahead of Lukaku in the goal scorer odds.

                    Antonio some way behind.

                    https://www.fantasyfootballreports.com/premier-league-goalscoring-odds/

                    1. g40steve
                      • 4 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      They have odds on Wilson who is out for weeks

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        10 months, 15 days ago

                        I think the bookies publish them in case he plays.
                        No show bet returned.

                  8. Jet5605
                    • 8 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Who to start? Have Sanchez as GK

                    A - Duffy (ARS)
                    B - Livra (che)

                    1. adams_6
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      a

                  9. Jdpz
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Captain
                    a) Bruno
                    b) Antonio

                    1. adams_6
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      a

                  10. adams_6
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    playing Cancelo Rudiger already

                    Bench A Dias or B White

                    1. Superninteno Chalmers
                      • 4 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      White

                  11. Superninteno Chalmers
                    • 4 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Defensive dilemma:

                    Starting: Alonso , TAA* , cancelo

                    Bench : coufal * Tsimi

                    With Coufal inj and Alonso at risk of rotation and WC next week:

                    A : TAA to Rudi (-4)
                    B: TAA to Azpi (-4)
                    C: hold and hope for the best

                    Will lbring TAA back on WC next week

                  12. Beatle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 months, 15 days ago

                    Any rumors on Shaw starting today?

                    1. g40steve
                      • 4 Years
                      10 months, 15 days ago

                      No, but feel free to start one 🙂