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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.

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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. Jones Kusi
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Do I WC this team now or do I just take
    some hits?
    Got both FH left and BB.

    1 FT 2.8 ITB
    De gea Gunnarsson
    Dawson Mee Cancelo Taa Livra
    Bowen Salah Son Bernardo Brownhill
    Weghorst Jimenez King

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I think that's approaching WC territory but a couple of hits could sort it for now and stave off a WC for a few more weeks. Depends when you want those chips played

  2. TopBinFC
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Time to sell Guiata ya? Who to buy?

    1. Sa (have Coady and RAN already)
    2. Dubraka

    My other keeper is Sanchez

    Cheers all

    1. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      A triple up on a defense that has lost its mojo a bit seem excessive. Go Dubravka,

      1. TopBinFC
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Cheers pal

  3. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Kane or Son on WC?

    1. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I'd go Kane, purely because of the lack of good strikers

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        I'd second this

      2. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        I am looking for the most points. Don't care about if it is from mid or striker.

        1. FPL Emu
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          You need to fill three forward spots though. It's not like you can go Idah, Gelhardt, Broja. If you are on a WC, I'd certainly restructure to allow for him.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Yes, and therefore Kane is good to have, since we must have at least one forward.

        3. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Kane + another midfielder should outscore Son + another forward due to the absolute dearth of any quality in the forward lines and some great value picks in the middle.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I am happy to have both 🙂

  4. FPL Emu
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    My impression is that it's usually most likely to see a new manager bounce from players that downed tools before the sacking.

    I'd say that goes for Raphinha

    1. TopBinFC
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Let's hope so

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Would you rather Willock or Raph over the next 2-3?

      1. FPL Emu
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        If you are going to FH GW 30, I'd probably go Willock. If not, Raph

      2. TopBinFC
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Raph for me

    3. Stranger Mings
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I am getting raph as can see starting all 3 games

  5. anish10
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    When’s everyone planning to BB

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Now

    2. Stranger Mings
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Saving til potential other DGWers

  6. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Do you reckon Forster is nailed for the time being? Thinking of bringing him in on my BB.

    1. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Yeah there is no other option right now right?

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Doesn't this article suggest McCarthy has a long term injury?

      1. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        No, it does not.

    3. Stranger Mings
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Yea

  7. FPL Emu
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    This GW 28 team is simply too good to wildcard, right?

    Sa (CRY, WAT)

    Digne (SOU, lee), TAA (WHM), Livramento (avl, NEW),

    JWP (avl, NEW), Ramsey (SOU, lee), Son (EVE), Fernandes (mcy)

    Dennis (ARS, wol), Broja (avl, NEW), Ronaldo (mcy)

    Subs: Cancelo (MUN), White (wat), MacAllister (new), 3.9

    Will probably take a hit for Ronaldo out, maybe even one for MacAllister to Raphinha

    1. frenchfries
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Missing Salah but i think you should be ok with a few transfers or hits.

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Too good to WC but I'd definitely shift the United assets and MacAllister

      1. FPL Emu
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Yeah, can't do all of them though, -12 seems unnecessary. But may go Ronaldo and MacAllister to Jimenez and Raphinha, which sets me up great for GW 30. Then I will free hit GW 29

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          I'd probably do those moves for -4, although not sold on Jiminez myself

          1. FPL Emu
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 3 months ago

            No I know, me neither, but there is just nothing to choose between among strikers, especially with a GW29 free hit (I'll get in Richarlison then). Jimenez has a great GW30 fixture.

            1. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 years, 3 months ago

              I'm on a WC but actually thinking of Weghorst if he plays in 30 as can bench in 28, decent 29 fixture and beyond.

              1. FPL Emu
                • 13 Years
                2 years, 3 months ago

                Yeah, he's an alright option if so I think.

  8. frenchfries
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    On WC, would appreciate some inputs for the combinations for the last 5 spots. Is TAA worth the extra 0.8 over Robertson, or should i cash in and spend elsewhere?

    Ramsdale | Foster
    Rudiger ___ ___ | Schär Livramento
    Salah Son Raphinha Coutinho ___
    Kane Broja | Rodriguez

    A) Tierney, Robertson, Fraser

    B) Ait Nouri, Robertson, Willock

    C) Cedric, TAA, Fraser

    1. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Don't like Cedric or Fraser, very short term. But I also think you should keep TAA.

      Out of your options I guess I'd go B. But I'd downgrade someone to allow TAA and Willock.

      1. frenchfries
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Can downgrade Coutinho to Ramsey ofc. I will look more into it. Thanks

        1. FPL Emu
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Yeah that's an option. Could also go one fodder defender, or go Rodriguez to Gelhardt.

        2. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          I'd downgrade Son. Spurs not consistent enough to justify 20% - 25% of your budget if you're compromising on players in other positions

          1. frenchfries
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 3 months ago

            Hmm, i really rate Son, and would not want to go without Kane. I will create a team without Son and see what it would look like, thanks for the opinion

  9. Stranger Mings
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Ramsey over countinho?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Yes very useful bench fodder with GW30 fixture

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Thanks does save lots of cash

  10. Kryptonite666
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    I think I will end up wildcarding this week

    Hows this team like?

    Sa (Ramsdale)
    Rudiger James Kilman (Robertson) (Doherty)
    Salah Mount Coutinho Raphinha (Martinelli)
    Kane Broja Adams

    1.2 ITB.

    1. TopBinFC
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Keepers too dear, only need one. No Cancelo and trent is risky

  11. The 12th Man
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    How are these moves?
    Dawson,Bowen > Rudiger,Willock -4

    Give me

    Taa,DIGNE,Cancelo,RÜDIGER
    Son,WILLOCK,JWP,Odegaard
    BROJA,DENNIS

    Pickford,Bruno,Weghorst,Tarkowski

    Bruno > Salah in 29.

  12. pundit of punts
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Different take

    RMFHT

    Mendy
    Rudiger - Saiss - Coady
    Salah - Mount - Coutinho - Raphinha - JWP
    Watkins - Adams

    1. ElChapo
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Son or Kane for Spurs decent run in?

  13. Silecro
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Which route do you find better?

    A) GW28, Foden > Mount
    GW29, Digne > Robbo

    B) GW28, Foden > Ramsey
    GW29, Watkins > Kane

    1. ElChapo
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      B

  14. ElChapo
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA-Tierny-Cancelo-Reguillon
    Son-Bilva-Salah-Saka
    Dennis-Edouard

    DDG-Antonio-Bowen-Keane

    Replace Reguillon with - A) RJames, B) Matip, C) Kilman, D) Digne
    Replace Antonio with 1) Jimenez, 2) Broja, 3) Watkins

  15. Bobby's Teeth
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Hey legends,

    Needed your expertise to solve this conundrum:

    Need to bench 1 out of Cancelo and Saka. Thoughts?