Fantasy Football

FPL best goalkeeper picks: Budget, differential and premium tips for Gameweek 10

By Andrew Francis

Published: 11:44, 25 October 2023

Who should you be your pick in goal this week? We’ve got all the info you need ahead of Gameweek 10. 

One of the underrated assets of a successful fantasy football team is a safe pair of hands behind your defence churning out consistent points hauls.

Using our brand new rating system, the Squawka Score, we look at the best goalkeeping options for Gameweek 10. Our tool judges a player’s output per 90 minutes for a group of selected stats and spits out a percentage based on their potential to score FPL points.

What is the Squawka Score? You can learn more about how we devised our fantasy football ranking system here

If you think you can beat our FPL boffins, you can join the Squawka Challenge League here.

Best FPL goalkeepers
Top goalkeeper pick for Gameweek 10
Best cheap goalkeepers for Gameweek 10
Best goalkeepers with easy fixtures

 Vicario tops our goalkeeper charts

Here are the top 10 Premier League goalkeepers based on their FPL Squawka Score from the 2023 calendar year.

Player FPL Squawka Score 23/24 Team 23/24 FPL Price
Guglielmo Vicario 67% Spurs 5.2
David Raya 63% Arsenal 4.8
Nick Pope 61% Newcastle 5.5
Bernd Leno 60% Fulham 4.7
Alisson Becker 59% Liverpool 5.5
Sam Johnstone 56% Crystal Palace 4.5
Ederson 54% Man City 5.6
Emiliano Martinez 53% Aston Villa 4.9
Alphonse Areola 53% West Ham 4.2
Andre Onana 51% Man United 4.8

Is Steele the best budget option?

As part of our FPL coverage, we are going to pick out a Differential Duel ahead of every Gameweek.

The idea is to pit two comparable assets against each other — one who isn’t necessarily being selected by most FPL managers, and one who is proving popular.

We will then give you the stats and it is your call as to who gets the final nod.

This week, we look for an alternative to Nottingham Forest keeper, Matt Turner (16.6%).

The American stopper has been the budget favourite this season, with his price of 4.1m enticing players into selecting Turner. With tricky fixtures against Liverpool, Aston Villa and West Ham coming up, it could be the time to look for another option between the sticks.

Looking for an alternative might be a wise move but who should you turn to?

We believe the answer lies with Jason Steele (2.6%) of Aston Villa. Brighton have some favourable fixtures in the next few weeks, taking on Fulham, Everton and Sheffield United.

Priced at 4.3m you’d need to spend a tiny amount more to make the switch but the points on offer from Steele could be worth the outlay.

Here is a closer look at how their 2023/24 stats compare on our Comparison Matrix

Johnstone the best cheap option available

It is fair to say that goalkeepers at the bottom end of the price scale might not start you many games, but that does not mean they should be completely ruled out when it comes to FPL.

For genuine starters, you might want to focus on our 4.5 picks, although Sam Johnstone looks like keeping the gloves for Crystal Palace as things stand. The below selections have been produced after running this year’s numbers through our Squawka Score super computer ahead of Gameweek 10.

The best 4.5 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Sam Johnstone, Crystal Palace (56%)
  2. Alphonse Areola, West Ham (53%)
  3. Mark Flekken, Brentford (51%)

 Raya to shut out the Cherries

Giving you further food for thought, we have crunched the numbers using both the FPL’s official Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR) and our Squawka Score tool to determine the best player to pick from each club facing an ‘easy’ fixture this weekend.

Team Top pick FPL Squawka Score 23/24 FPL Price
Arsenal David Raya 63% 4.8
Aston Villa Emiliano Martinez 53% 4.9
Bournemouth Neto 45% 4.5
Brighton Jason Steele 46% 4.3
Burnley James Trafford 44% 4.5
Liverpool Allison Becker 59% 5.5
Newcastle Nick Pope 61% 5.5
Spurs Guglielmo Vicario 67% 5.2
West Ham Alphonse Areola 53% 4.2