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The best Premier League fantasy football goalkeepers for 2019-20

18:30 GMT+3 10/01/2020
Alisson Liverpool 2018-19
There are two goalkeeper spots and you have to choose wisely if you want to get the best out of your fantasy football team

In fantasy football, as in real life, a good goalkeeper can make all the difference between winning a league and not.

Shot-stoppers don't command the same sort of fees that forwards do, but they are nonetheless quite capable of surpassing them when it comes to points tallies.

For the new Premier League campaign, Goal takes a look at the best goalkeepers to select in your fantasy football team, including a few bargain picks.

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Best fantasy football goalkeepers

When pondering which goalkeepers to put into your team, the first consideration should always be: does this guy keep clean sheets?

That means you will also have to think about the defence the net-minder has in front of them.

After that, attributes such as shot-stopping, saving penalties and so forth - things that earn bonus points - should come into your thinking.

*Prices from the official Fantasy Premier League game .

Kasper Schmeichel | Leicester City | £5.4m

Leicester City shotstopper Kasper Schmeichel has arguably been the most consistent goalkeeper in the Premier League over the past few years.

The Denmark international looks to be full of confidence once more after a difficult campaign last season and that has resonated with the Foxes defence.

Rui Patricio | Wolves | £5.2m

In Rui Patricio, Wolves boast one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and one who can put his hand up as a European champion.

The experienced campaigner has a solid defence in front of him too, which can only help in the acquisition of points in fantasy football.

Dean Henderson | Sheffield United | £4.9m

The success of Sheffield United on their return to the Premier League this season has been built on a solid defensive foundation and a key part of that is Dean Henderson.

A Manchester United loanee, Henderson's performances for the Blades over the past few years have demonstrated quality which belies his experience.

Vicente Guaita | Crystal Palace | £5.1m

Former Valencia and Getafe shot-stopper Vicente Guaita may not be the first option for a goalkeeper for most, but the Spaniard has collected a few clean sheets this season.

If choosing Guaita, though, it's crucial to keep an eye on Palace's form and fixtures as they can be inconsistent.

Bernd Leno | Arsenal | £5m

Arsenal's defensive woes have been well documented over recent seasons, but one player who can claim some credit is Bernd Leno.

The German goalkeeper is one of the cheaper options when it comes to using a net minder from one of the traditional top six.

Alisson | Liverpool | £6m

Brazil Number One Alisson made an incredible difference to the Liverpool defence following his record move from Roma and he finished his maiden Premier League campaign with the Golden Glove award.

As a result, he is one of the most expensive goalkeepers in fantasy football. With Virgil van Dijk and Co. in front of him, it is be a case of 'more of the same' from the Reds backline this season.

His price may be off-putting to some fantasy football gamers who like to spread their budget, but Alisson has shown that he is worth it.

Best fantasy football bargain goalkeepers

It's generally wise not to shy away from spending a portion of your budget on a reliable goalkeeper, but occasionally bargains can be found.

They usually come from teams whose strength lies in their defensive solidity or the newly promoted clubs who are forced to contend with an onslaught each week.

Mat Ryan | Brighton | £4.8m

Australia international Mat Ryan has featured in the FPL Dream Team on a number of occasions over the season and has posted some strong scores in recent seasons.

The former Valencia man is an excellent cheaper option - even as a substitute perhaps - even if his price has gradually increased.

Aaron Ramsdale | Bournemouth | £4.7m

Bournemouth may be struggling somewhat in front of goal, but at least they can rely on the talents of Aaron Ramsdale at the other end of the pitch.

Ramsdale has cemented his position as the Cherries' number one and has marshalled his defence to some creditable results.

Nick Pope | Burnley | £4.7m

Burnley have established a reputation as being one of the hardest teams in the Premier League to break down and behind their backline lies a formidable goalkeeper in Nick Pope.

His form for the Clarets two seasons ago earned him international recognition, but he spent last season on the sidelines due to injury. However, he has returned with a point to prove in 2019-20.