Best fantasy football goalkeepers in the Premier League 2017-18 season


With the new season inching closer, Goal takes a look at the best shot-stoppers available to virtual coaches, including some bargain buys

The 2017-18 Premier League season headed into the festive period, meaning that fantasy football managers will be kept busy as games come thick and fast.

Our very own Goal Fantasy Football is up and running — and it’s free to play. The mobile app can be downloaded here  so that you can create and update your panel wherever you are in the world.

The Fantasy Premier League game on the Premier League’s official website is also a popular choice for fantasy gamers, but regardless of what you use, we’ve broken down the best fantasy football goalkeepers, including a few bargains, to help you mould your squad!


BEST FANTASY FOOTBALL GOALKEEPERS


When mulling over what goalkeepers to choose for your fantasy football team, the first consideration is usually whether they are first choice or not. Most teams will stick to using one player between the posts for a season, so you want your number one to be playing regularly.

Naturally, clean sheets will boost a goalkeeper’s appeal, so those who have a formidable defence in front of them are sensible picks. Interestingly, however, shot-stoppers who are kept busy are often the highest scorers, so it is worth keeping in mind goalkeepers at clubs towards the bottom half of the table. For example, Burnley’s Tom Heaton was the highest scoring goalkeeper last season, despite being part of a…



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