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Fantasy Football tips: Best Premier League goalkeepers for your FPL team
A complete guide to Fantasy Premier League goalkeepers you should consider signing in 2022/23.
Premier League title-winning sides are built on the rock-solid foundations of a reliable goalkeeper - and the same goes for would-be Fantasy Football champions.
Read on for our tips on which shot-stoppers you should consider including in your side for the 2022/2023 campaign.
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Having failed to oust David de Gea from between the sticks at Manchester United, Dean Henderson has the chance to show what he is made of at Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest.
Forest's new number one, having joined on a season-long loan, is available at £4.5m as the newly-promoted outfit look to replicate their stingey defensive record in the top flight.
Henderson banked 160 points during his debut Premier League campaign with Sheffield United in 2019/20 and will be part of a Forest backline that conceded just 0.74 goals per game under Steve Cooper last season.
Having slipped down the England pecking order in recent years, the highly-rated shot-stopper will be desperate to put his name back in contention with the 2022 World Cup just months away.
Managers searching for value next season need look no further than Brentford's David Raya.
Raya was one of Brentford’s best players in their debut Premier League campaign, as they ended in 13th place, 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
Raya's average of 4.0 Fantasy points per match was bettered by only three other regular starters in goal.
Despite being limited to only 24 appearances due to injury, he kept eight clean sheets on the way to an impressive end-of-season-total of 95 points.
The fourth-highest scoring Premier League goalkeeper from last season, only three stoppers managed to notch up more saves than Wolves number one Jose Sa.
Only 4.6% of Fantasy managers have opted for the Portuguese as we rapidly close in on the start of the season but expect to see that number rise.
Sa recorded 11 shut-outs as Wolves finished 10th and is guaranteed to continue as first choice under Bruno Lage, which makes him an attractive option.
Pope suffered relegation with Burnley last season but the long-limbed shot stopper quickly became the focus of Premier League suitors.
In the end Newcastle won the race for the 30-year-old's signature and he is now set to replace Martin Dubravka as Eddie Howe's No.1.
With the arrival of Dutch defender Sven Botman in front of him, Howe has worked quickly to bolster a brittle backline that almost cost Newcastle their Premier League status last season.
A Pope-Botman spine could transform the Magpies into one of the best defensive sides in the top-flight, making the ex-Burnley man a safe pair of hands for any Fantasy manager.
Lloris has had his critics during his time at Tottenham, but he was a rock as the last line of defence for Antonio Conte's side towards the back end of the 2021/22 campaign.
He kept a total of 16 Premier League clean sheets as Spurs pipped arch-rivals Arsenal to fourth place.
Conte sides are renowned for being miserly in defence and the summer additions of Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence and Ivan Perisic will only make Spurs stronger at the back.
Having finished 2021/22 as the second-highest scoring goalkeeper, the Frenchman is likely to feature in plenty of Fantasy drafts as the season gets under way next weekend.
Alisson won the Premier League's Golden Glove award for the most clean sheets for the second time in his career last season, leading Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to describe him as "the best in the world".
The Brazilian has been central to Liverpool's resurgence under Klopp and will again be a pillar of any Fantasy side worth its salt.
David de Gea
De Gea was back to his brilliant best last season in an otherwise shambolic Manchester United side.
The Spaniard was voted Man Utd Player of the Season by his team-mates after making the third-most saves in the Premier League with 128, more than double City goalkeeper Ederson's tally.
The former Atletico man kept a clean sheet in United's eye-catching 4-0 win over Liverpool in pre-season and there are high hopes new manager Erik ten Hag will bring greater structure and organisation to a team that conceded more goals than relegated Burnley last season.
Johnstone was superb for West Brom despite their relegation to the Championship in 2020/21.
The Preston-born gloveman picked up 140 points including 19 bonus points, a haul that would put him fifth in the list of keepers' last season totals.
If he can beat Vicente Guaita to the Eagles number one shirt, Johnstone is likely to thrive in a Crystal Palace team that kept more clean sheets than any team outside of last season's top five.