Fantasy Premier League Draft Rankings Top 20 Goalkeepers
Before entering into a live draft it is essential that you have thought out, who you want to pick in each position and when you want to pick them.
Here we will look at goalkeepers. Clean sheet potential is obviously the most important consideration when drafting a keeper, in a 10 team draft league it is likely that all starting keepers at each Premier League club will be snapped up in the initial draft, making these early decision will impact your entire season.
After considering clean sheet potential, save points are the next most common source of goalkeeper points, meaning keepers from clubs in the bottom half of the table are well worth owning
1. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)
Courtois is our number one goalkeeper pick. Last season he kept 16 clean sheets in 36 appearances for the champions. Playing behind a solid defence again will all but guarantee another good return for owners
2. Hugo Lloris (Spurs)
Lloris kept 15 clean sheets in 34 appearances last season, Vorm kept a further two clean sheets in Lloris' absence making the Spurs number 1 a wise draft pick
3. David De Gea (Man Utd)
Man Utd kept 17 clean sheets last term, 14 of which were when De Gea was playing. Man Utd have furthered strengthened their team in the summer, which points to another solid season at the back. Man Utd have a nice opening run of fixtures further making De Gea an ideal early goalkeeper pick
4. Petr Cech (Arsenal)
Petr Cech is the most experienced keeper in the league, and kept 12 of Arsenal's 13 clean sheets in an indifferent campaign for the club where they finished fifth in the league. Providing Arsenal return to the form of previous seasons Cech is a safe bet as a season long squad member.
5. Fraser Forster (Southampton)
The Southampton keeper kept 14 clean sheets last season. He is proven in the league and has an excellent opening run of fixtures.
6. Tom Heaton (Burnley)
Burnley's Tom Heaton kept 10 clean sheets last season, the highest of any keeper playing for a club in the bottom half of the table
7. Ederson (Man City)
Man CIty kept 12 clean sheets last season have a very good group of fixtures to start the season and will expect to be challenging for the title. New signing Ederson looks to be first choice in pre-season making him an ideal goalkeeping choice
8. Joe Hart (West Ham)
Hart has joined West Ham on loan from Man City. The Hammers have a decent start to the season, and Hart good run. Form at Man City and Birmingham has shown he is capable of putting in performances for a different ends of the table. To date, Hart has kept 119 clean sheets from 302 games, second only to Petr Cech in active Premier League goalkeepers.
9. Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Everton goalkeepers were credited with 14 clean sheets last season Robles (10) and Stekenlenburg (4). New signing Pickford arrives having kept four clean sheets for relegated Sunderland in a season disrupted by injury, but joins a team with an excellent clean sheet and a manager in Koeman who has organised defences well in his three seasons managing in the Premier League.
10. Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
Mignolet kept Nine of Liverpool's 12 clean sheet's last season. The club's opening fixtures are relatively kind making him a very good choice to be a manager's number one goalkeeping draft pick.
- Ben Foster (West Brom)
- Jack Butland (Stoke)
- Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth)
- Heurelho Gomes (Watford)
- Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea)
- Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester)
- Wayne Hennessy (Crystal Palace)
- Rob Elliot (Newcastle)
- Mathew Ryan (Brighton)
- Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield)