Who should be your choice between the sticks this week? We’ve got all the info you need ahead of Gameweek 13.
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 13. 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.
Here are the top 10 Premier League goalkeepers based on their FPL Squawka Score from the 2023/24 season.
|Player||FPL Squawka Score||23/24 Team||23/24 FPL Price|
|Andre Onana||55%||Man United||4.8|
|Alphonse Areola||52%||West Ham||4.3|
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 Man City keeper, Ederson (16.8%)
The Brazilian keeper has been one of the most popular choices in between the sticks this season but does he represent true value?
If you are looking for an alternative, who should you turn to?
We believe the answer lies with Jason Steele of Brighton (2.5%). As you can see on the Comparison Matrix below, Steele is outperforming Ederson in all of the key goalkeeping metrics this season.
As an added bonus, Steele is priced at 1.2m less than his goalkeeping rival.
Here is a closer look at how their 2023/24 stats compare on our Comparison Matrix.
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 Alphonse Areola looks like keeping the gloves for West Ham as things stand. The below selections have been produced after running this year’s numbers through our Squawka Score super computer ahead of Gameweek 13.
The best 4.5 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Alphonse Areola, West Ham (52%)
- Jason Steele, Brighton (51%)
- Mark Flekken, Brentford (50%)
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|
|Crystal Palace||Sam Johnstone||51%||4.6|
|Man United||Andre Onana||55%||4.8|
|Sheffield United||Wes Foderingham||25%||4.5|
|West Ham||Alphonse Areola||52%||4.3|