With the season fast approaching, Billy Lumsden focuses on the goalkeepers who could shine in Sky Sports Fantasy Football.
Top Five 2018/19
- Alisson: 226 points
- Ederson: 216 points
- Jordan Pickford: 181 points
- Hugo Lloris: 177 points
- Kepa Arrizabalaga: 169 points
Stemming from the top five of last campaign, Alisson and Ederson proved that, often is the case with anything, you get what you pay for. This can be reinforced though their respective points-per-million tallies, which stood at 30.96 and 27.34.
It is worth having a good stopper, which can actually act as the spine of your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team alongside your centre-halves or defenders.
It is pivotal in striking a balance with respect to your £100m budget, although having a top goalkeeper is an avenue worth venturing down.
Ones to Watch
Kasper Schmeichel (11th: 2018/19) - Leicester
- Wolves (H)
- Chelsea (A)
- Sheffield United (A)
- Bournemouth (H)
Schmeichel reached double figures for clean sheets last term and was ever-present for Leicester, with Brendan Rodgers taking charge at the latter stages of the campaign.
Despite what may seem a tough first away game, the Dane kept a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge in 2018/19 - he may well fancy his chances of doing so again with Chelsea’s transfer embargo and of course, the expected departure of Eden Hazard.
Leicester seemed rejuvenated after Rodgers took over and could be one of the few teams to challenge the ‘big six’ for one of those desired spots.
This does depend on whether Harry Maguire stays or leaves, as Schmeichel does need a strong and sturdy defence in front of him.
Lewis Dunk is 8/13 with Sky Bet to go to Leicester and could be a potential replacement if Maguire is to depart to Manchester United. Regardless, Rodgers will have a plan and Schmeichel should expect a strong back four come the start of the season.
Rui Patricio (8th: 2018/19) - Wolves
- Leicester (A)
- Man Utd (H)
- Burnley (H)
- Everton (A)
Patricio enjoyed a solid debut season in the Premier League and could take his team to new heights if they are to compete for the sixth spot, even with their charge into the Europa League incoming.
His Sky Sports Fantasy Football tally was not so bad either, racking up 21.52 points-per-million, with his price standing at £6.6m throughout 2018/19.
He may only have recorded seven clean sheets, but the Portuguese international clocked up 142 points, making for an impressive campaign.
Regarding his first four, Wolves themselves will not fear anyone at Molineux, and certainly not Manchester United after dispatching them twice and drawing the fixture at Old Trafford.
The real point power is with clean sheets, so if Patricio and Wolves can keep more of those this year, it leaves little doubt as to why he could not break the barrier into the top five point scorers from this position, as well as being a stalwart for Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers all year round.