Fantasy Premier League bargains: goalkeepers for the 2018/19 season

Find a safe and affordable pair of hands.

Find a goalkeeper for the 18/19 season in these Fantasy Premier League bargains
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Find a safe and affordable pair of hands with these Fantasy Premier League bargain goalkeepers.

Recommended picks ahead of the 2018/19 season include players from Burnley, Everton, Wolves, Southampton and Watford.

💸 Tom Heaton/Nick Pope BUR, £5m

Whichever one starts as Burnley’s first-choice will play in a team whose system seems tailor-made for goalkeeper fantasy football points.

Clarets custodians tend to make plenty of saves, meaning they can pick up extra points even when not keeping a clean sheet.

This is evidenced by the fact that both Pope and Heaton have ended recent seasons as one of the top-scoring FPL goalkeepers.

A word of caution, however – Burnley’s Premier League form could well be disrupted by their Europa League campaign.

💸 Jordan Pickford EVE, £5m

Fresh from his heroics for England at the World Cup, the Everton ‘keeper starts 2018-19 with one of the best sets of fixtures on paper.

Away to Wolves, home to Southampton, away to Bournemouth, home to Huddersfield and home to West Ham is a run of games that could yield clean sheets.

💸 Rui Patrício WOL, £4.5m

Wolves had the joint best defensive record in last year’s Championship and they’re making some ambitious signings, including Portugal’s World Cup goalkeeper.

Nevertheless, Wolves have some interesting options for defenders so you might want to opt for one of them instead.

💸 Alex McCarthy SOU, £4.5m

Buoyed by a late rally for survival under Mark Hughes last season, not to mention some choice signings, Southampton could be an improved side.

Their opening run of fixtures looks reasonable – home to Burnley, away to Everton, home to Leicester, away to Crystal Palace and home to Brighton.

💸 Ben Foster WAT, £4.5m

Four of Watford’s first five games are at home, although do bear in mind just how topsy turvy results can be early on in the season.

If they can make Vicarage Road a fortress then Foster, returning to his old club, could prove to be a real bargain.