The 2019/20 Premier League season kicks off on Friday when Liverpool host newly-promoted Norwich City on Friday 9 August.
Fantasy football is becoming more and more popular by the season and the official Premier League game is the most popular.
Heading into the new season everyone wants to find the best bargains and the reliable players to pick up points for your team. Here are five goalkeepers you should choose between:
The Liverpool goalkeeper won the Premier League Golden Glove award for most clean sheets last season as the defence in front of Alisson protected the Brazilian very well. Despite winning the Copa America over the summer Alisson still played in this past weekend’s Community Shield so he’ll be available for the season opener. Whilst Norwich City do pose an attacking threat on opening day there’s no doubt that Alisson will be among the top scoring goalkeepers come May.
If you have three attacking Liverpool players in your team then you may want to choose Manchester City’s Ederson. Or vice-versa. The Brazilian was second to Alisson in the Golden Glove battle last season. City’s defence isn’t outstanding but because they dominate possession Ederson often has little work to do. And when called upon he is a top goalkeeper anyway. Pep Guardiola’s side start the season at West Ham so they should be looking to kick start their season with a clean sheet.
Nick Pope (4.5)
Burnley play a defensive style of football which makes their goalkeeper, Nick Pope, a good selection between the posts. At 4.5, he’s among the cheapest starting goalkeepers this season too. And if you must start him against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, whilst he’s unlikely to pick up a clean sheet in those games, he should pick up a couple of bonus points from all of the saves he’s forced into.
Jordan Pickford (5.5)
Not a great value-for-money purchase, but the Everton defence finished the season very well and Marco Silva will be looking to take that momentum into the 2019/20 campaign. What’s more, Everton have a very favourable opening six fixtures. Jordan Pickford is an excellent shot stopper and has a decent centre-back pairing in Michael Keane and Yerry Mina in front of him. Seamus Coleman is fit again but Djibril Sidibe should replace the Irishman at right-back.
Dean Henderson (4.5)
Among the 4.5 goalkeepers I think Sheffield United are among the best hopes of keeping the most clean sheets. Chris Wilder’s side are very well organised and only play one up top. They will be looking to shut up shop against the top half teams and play for low-scoring wins against their fellow relegation contenders. On loan from Manchester United, Dean Henderson had an excellent promotion campaign from the EFL Championship and should pick up lots of points from making saves this season.