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The best FPL goalkeepers for a Gameweek 28 Wildcard

With Double Gameweeks 28 and 29 on the horizon, many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers intend to use their second Wildcard chip over the coming days.

It’s a chance to aggressively attack the Double Gameweeks yet have the squad depth to survive Blank Gameweek 30, if a Free Hit can’t be used.

Below, we look at some of the better goalkeeper options for the final stretch of the season – relevant to both Wildcard activations and normal weekly free transfers.

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

Jose Sa

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The game’s joint-highest scoring stopper, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Jose Sa (£5.3m) has been a fantastic replacement for Rui Patricio. When Wolves went through a binary period whereby every score between Gameweeks 12 and 21 were either 1-0 or 0-0, their defence kept six clean sheets out of a possible eight.

However, just as FPL managers started to commit to their Molineux asset, this form slipped and only one clean sheet has been kept in the six matches since.

No team has conceded fewer than Wolves over the past 16 Gameweeks yet their expected goals conceded (xGC) tally is vastly higher, ranking in the worser half for both this and shots conceded. A huge reason for this overachievement has been the 56 saves from Sa, bringing in 14 save points and eight bonuses.

A promising Double Gameweek at home to both Crystal Palace and goal-shy Watford is a great way for Wolves’ back line to get back on track. Five of their next six fixtures have the best possible ‘Fixture Difficulty Rating’ score.

Aaron Ramsdale

Xhaka and Moura recalled as Ramsdale starts again

Arsenal’s number one is still popular and for good reason – the Gunners have established themselves as a strong, budget-friendly defensive side. Only Ederson (£6.1m) and Alisson (£6.0m) have kept more clean sheets than Aaron Ramsdale‘s (£5.1m) 11, with Arsenal never going more than two games without one since his Gameweek 4 debut.

Five were kept in the seven matches between Gameweeks 16 and 24 but a goal was conceded in their last two against Brentford and Wolves. Therefore, going by statistics, Arsenal are due another one at the weekend against Watford.

Beyond that, Ramsdale has a Double Gameweek 29 against Leicester City (h) and Liverpool (h), whilst they are currently one of only six teams to definitely have a Gameweek 30 outing, as both they and Aston Villa are already out of the FA Cup.

Remaining fixtures are steady, so Ramsdale offers both the safety of having Arsenal defensive coverage and the reliability of having the optimum situation over Gameweeks 29 and 30.

Fraser Forster

 

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426 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sentz05
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Would you WC?

    DDG Bachman
    TAA Cancelo Lamptey Dalot Regulion
    Salah Jota Maddison Bowen Foden
    Antonio Dennis Weghorst

    I’m concerned that people are shaping a team based on fixtures and we should be basing our teams on players whom will get the highest amount of points?

  2. NATSTER
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    9 starters are nailed for DGW28. Who should take the last two spots?

    A) Air Nouri - DGW but it looks likely to start just 1 game
    B) Cancelo - best potential, but Manchester derby
    C) Saka - WAT (A) looks good, but not sure

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Digne* - xxxx
    Salah - Son - Coutinho* - Ramsey*
    Kane - Broja*

    Bench : ??? - Weghorst - Amartey

    1. Buck The Trent
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      BC

      1. nolard
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        yep

    2. tommo1989
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I’ve got Ait-Nouri and I think he’ll play both. Was only rested yesterday because Wolves played Thursday night then Sunday afternoon

  3. Nate(U)dog(ie)
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    This is a helpful article. I currently have Pope + Ramsdale (after GW25 WC), I need to get rid of one (most likely to Foster) to afford to get in a Chelsea defender and have a little bit of room to manoeuvre as for the first time in a long time I have nothing itb.

    Is Pope the best one to downgrade? Ramsdale has the double and Arsenal have good fixtures until the end of the season really, I know they've conceded in the last two but one was an error and the other just seemed to be more a case of pinball in their box. Also, if I went this way would you play Foster over Ramsdale this week?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I’d play Foster this week and keep Ramsdale long term

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers, I think that feels like the best move

    2. Catalan Rangers
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Why not Forster?

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Contemplated it but I have Broja and am getting Elyounoussi this week, I don't fancy a triple up, I know they have 2 clean sheets on the bounce and he's a good keeper but Southampton play so gung-ho that I don't see them keeping many clean sheets

  4. gomez123
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Whats a good BB score??
    Thinking of using mine this GW
    Foster( Ars H & Wolves A)
    Lacazette/Saka/Tierney all Watford Away

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      20 points?

    2. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Same as my bench, with those players bb is a good idea.

  5. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    completely out of the loop, when is the Chelsea double?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Gw28 providing Chelsea beat Luton or Liverpool beat Norwich in the FA Cup

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers, any idea who they would play?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Burnley and Norwich both away

    2. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      After the Russian surrender

      1. Debauchy
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        ok I dunno

  6. wulfrunian
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Good afternoon!I will use my BB this gw.Is it worth to make any of these transfers below or save ft?

    Sa
    Saiss/Taa/Digne
    Salah/Son/Coutinho/Raphinha
    Jimenez/Broja/Laca

    Dubravka/Saka/KWP/Tierney
    1ft 0.1itb

    a)Laca->Watkins
    b)Saka->Willock
    c)save

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      C

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Out of those, C

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Who to buy for Mee/Weghorst?

    A. Rudiger and Hwang
    B. White and Jiménez
    C. Tierney and ASM

    looking to BB, rest of team is...

    Sa
    TAA Siass KWP
    Salah Son JWP Raphinha
    Kane Broja

    Dubravka Ramsey Digne

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

    2. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Cheers !

    4. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      If ASM was fully fit C,

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thanks mate, yeah Tierney would also cover gw30, not sure ASM or Hwang will play both right enough.

    5. tommo1989
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      That bench boost team is very similar to mine. Who are you planning to captain?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Right now, Salah, but might be tempted by a dgwer like Rudiger.

  8. elpiratacordobes
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Please need your help, is this lot worth a WC?

    Sa-Foster
    TAA-Cancelo-Cucurella-Konsa-Keane
    Son-Mahrez-Bruno-Bowen-DLuiz
    Antonio-Jimenez-Weghorst

    I would keep about 4/5 of these players o tempted to WC in 28. Still have 2 FH and BB.

    Thanks

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      100% WC imo

    2. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      WC

    3. elpiratacordobes
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Thanks guys!

  9. Original Sin
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Martinelli or kulusevski?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Or Willock? I want to know too...

    2. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Willcock due to the Double Double

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Has Willock got any competition for his place? Will he start both doubles?

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Bruno is pushing for a place, but Joelinton, Shelvey and Willock playing well at the minute.

        2. CABAYE4
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Bruno G will start a game in the midfield 3 at some point.

          The 3 in there are all playing their best stuff of the season atm so it will probably only come after a poor performance/a loss.

          1. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Maybe worth a punt or perhaps Fraser?

  10. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Anyone saving their wildcard? I was all set to save it but am getting tempted.

    Don’t want to miss out and feel my team is decent as it is.

  11. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    On WC what is the best 14.5 GK/DF/MF combo for this team

    Ramsdale xxxxxxx

    Cancelo Robertson Rudiger Walker-Peters xxxxxxx

    Salah Saka Willcock Ramsey xxxxxxx

    Kane Jimenez Dennis

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Lucky Z
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I am planning in JWP, and then FT JWP => Saka in 29

    2. ct mariner
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Foster, Schar and Kulu?

    3. elpiratacordobes
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Downgrade Willcock to Fraser, then do Foster+Schar+ Raph?

  12. Debauchy
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Rather sad that all the talk is about FPL at this time when the population of Ukraine are backs to the wall to just live another day

    1. Zilla
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      It's sad but at the end of the day what you could do, world will always be like this. (See: Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, etc).

      1. Debauchy
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah I know Zilla , very pissed bad times

    2. PTC
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You must be lost or confused. This is a website dedicated to fantasy football and discussions relating to this subject.

      1. Debauchy
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        oh really . ok

    3. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      but guess the way it is until the wallowing mass wake up to their first challenge

    4. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Frankly, FPL is a welcome distraction from Ukraine, Cost of Living crisis and other horrible stuff happening in the world right now.

      1. Debauchy
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Agree Biggs but as a community here I expect more talk on what is the most horrible stuff that I have seen in the last 40 years

  13. mojoindojo
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    WC or take hits?

    Lloris 3.9
    TAA Cancelo Dias Dalot Coady
    Jota Saka Bowen Ramsey Son
    Kane Watkins Dennis

    1. Lucky Z
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You are settled, only missing Salah

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      2-3 transfer could fix this team

  14. manu4life99
    • 14 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) Lamptey/Reg > Kilman
    B) Lamptey/Reg > Alonso/T.Silva
    C) Both (-4) bench Cancelo

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Tierney
    Salah Cout* Ramsey* Raphinha*
    Kane Broja* Jimi*

    Sanchez Bowen Lamptey Regulion

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Reguilon to Kilman

  15. gomez123
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    A) Lacazette > Wood
    B) Saka > Willock

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Neither

    2. artvandelay316
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Get Willock, but not at the expense of Saka.

  16. dshv
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Ddg foster
    Cancelo trent cash reguilon ait nouri
    Bowen salah son jwp saka
    Watkins jimenez weghorst

    1ft 1.3itb

    Reguilon to Rudiger (play 5-3-2) ??

    1. winchester
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Great move.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yes if Chelsea double in 28 (pending FA Cup)

  17. winchester
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Hey! Have 1fh, wc and bb left. Would you WC this team? Would use bb come gw29 if i wc now. Cheers

    foster
    taa cancelo saiss livra
    bruno bowen salah saka
    dennis watkins

    (ddg edouard jota* keane)

    a) jota -> raph/coutinho
    b) bowen -> raph/jwp

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No WC. Sell Bruno before Jota and Bowen imo

      1. winchester
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers. That is indeed wiser

  18. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Looking to possibly BB in 29. Just find it a bit comical my bench keeper Foster will be playing one of my starting strikers, Broja. Apart from 36, can't see any other week that'll be as good as this to BB though.

  19. Karan14
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    How does this BB team look for -8?

    Ramsdale Sa*
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger* Digne* Livra*
    Salah Son Bowen Raphinha* Saka*
    Laca Broja* King*

    DGW players*

    Would you sell Bowen for Willock for another -4?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yes to BB. Not ideal taking hits to remove good asset and isn't blanking

      1. Karan14
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Willock’s 4 fixtures are very tempting!

  20. tambourineman
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Leeds United can today announce the appointment of Jesse Marsch as the club’s new head coach, pending international clearance.

    https://www.leedsunited.com/news/team-news/29569/jesse-marsch-appointed-leeds-united-head-coach

  21. nolard
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Hmmm - Watkins or Jimi for the next 3-4 weeks?

    Wolves doesn't score much.
    Jimi on pens

    Villa have been in a rut.
    Watkins too.

    1. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You answered your own question 🙂

      1. nolard
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I did?
        Where did I end up ? 🙂

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Not sure I would recommend bringing in those 2 for the reasons you've given.

      I've held Watkins for 2 price drops!

    3. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Adams or ASM if fit at that price?

      1. nolard
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Aha, but I do have Broja already.
        ASM, is good, but too injury prone.

        It is no biggie as this striker would be a placeholder I think.

        1. g40steve
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Cool

  22. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Which Chelsea defender?

    Tilva 5.6
    Alonso 5.6
    Rudi 6.1
    James 6.2

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Rudi

      1. g40steve
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        .6 over Tilva & Alonso goes a long way on WC?

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          It's the guaranteed starts for me. The rest could all be rotated

          1. g40steve
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            For sure, need to tweak WC to fit Trent, Cancelo, Teirney, Digne, Mee

            Thinking Trent, Tilva/Alonso, Kilman, KWP, Teirney dropping Cancelo don’t sit right but no doubles in next three?

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Rudiger or James

    3. nolard
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      T for me.

    4. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Squad now considering WC?

      DDG
      Cancelo, Mee, Digne,
      Zaha, Bowen, Bruno, Gallagher,
      Weghurt, Dennis, Maupay,

      Rambo, Salah, Trent, Teirney,

      1.8

      1. nolard
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I think I would, if Chelsea get the DGW. it is a nice shift now.

        1. g40steve
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Cheers

  23. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Have BB, 2FH and WC left. Should I WC this lot? I'm currently set on 5 DGW players in 28 and 29 with a -8 across the 2 weeks

    Foster - De Gea
    TAA - Cancelo - Dias - Digne - Williams
    KDB - Salah - Bowen - Moura - Ramsey
    Weghorst - Broja - Maupay

    Cheers

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Don't see the need to WC. Consider using one of the FHs before 31

  24. manu4life99
    • 14 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Best option

    A) Digne (SOU,lee)
    B) Cash (SOU,lee)
    C) Saiss (CRY,WAT)
    D) Kilman (CRY,WAT)

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      C or D.

      D is cheaper

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      D

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Chelsea defense?

    4. GE
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      D

    5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      C

  25. GE
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Lost on last page

    Wildcard this team?
    (have 1FH and BB left)

    (1FT, 1.5 itb)

    Foster
    TAA/Cancelo/Reguilon
    Salah/Bowen/Maddison/Saka/Raphinha
    Lacazette/Dennis

    Bench: Ramsdale, Antonio, Dias, Dawson

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Probably no to WC

    2. Lucky Z
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No

    3. nolard
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      no

  26. Lucky Z
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on WC? Is it to heavy in defence?

    Sa • Foster
    Robertson • James • Digne • Tierney • Coady
    Salah • Son • Kulusevski • JWP • Gordon
    Kane • Jimenez • Broja

    JWP to Saka in 29

  27. CheesyZoot
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Play Son or Livramento in 28?

    1. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      um

    2. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yes

      1. Debauchy
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        😆

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You don't bench either.

    4. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'd honestly consider benching Cancelo over either of those for this week.

  28. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Time to WC to target 28/29 & 30, want to ideally keep FH for future.

    Possibly BB29

    1. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      DDG
      Cancelo, Mee, Digne,
      Zaha, Bowen, Bruno, Gallagher,
      Weghurt, Dennis, Maupay,

      Rambo, Salah, Trent, Teirney,

      1.8

  29. The Mighty Whites
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    1FT, 1.8 ITB

    Ramsdale - Bachmann
    TAA - Cancelo - Dawson - White - Livramento
    Salah - Bowen - Raphinha - Saka - Luiz
    Ronaldo - Antonio - Dennis

    Think I’m going to have to WC - thoughts??

    1. Lucky Z
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Just Ronaldo => Kane

  30. CONNERS
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Defenders aside, has anyone considered Mendy as a way into the Chelsea defence?

    It's between him and Sa for the second GK slot for my BB. Chelsea have 2 extra fixtures so I'm thinking he may be worth the extra cash (already have Rudi).

    1. nolard
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I have looked at a premium keeper, but ended up on Ramsdale due to the fixtures. also doubles.