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FPL best goalkeeper picks: Gameweek 13 Budget, differential and premium tips

By Andrew Francis

Published: 11:58, 20 November 2023

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.

Best FPL goalkeepers
Top goalkeeper pick for Gameweek 13
Best cheap goalkeepers for Gameweek 13
Best goalkeepers with easy fixtures

 Raya tops our goalkeeper charts

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
David Raya 67% Arsenal 4.9
Nick Pope 63% Newcastle 5.5
Ederson 62% Man City 5.5
Alisson Becker 62% Liverpool 5.6
Bernd Leno 58% Fulham 4.7
Guglielmo Vicario 56% Spurs 5.2
Andre Onana 55% Man United 4.8
Robert Sanchez 52% Chelsea 4.6
Alphonse Areola 52% West Ham 4.3
Jason Steele 51% Brighton 4.3

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 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

Areola 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 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

  1. Alphonse Areola, West Ham (52%)
  2. Jason Steele, Brighton (51%)
  3. Mark Flekken, Brentford (50%)

 Johnstone to shut out The Hatters

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
Bournemouth Neto 47% 4.5
Brighton Jason Steele 51% 4.3
Burnley James Trafford 44% 4.5
Crystal Palace Sam Johnstone 51% 4.6
Fulham Bernd Leno 58% 4.7
Luton Thomas Kaminski 36% 4.5
Man United Andre Onana 55% 4.8
Sheffield United Wes Foderingham 25% 4.5
West Ham Alphonse Areola 52% 4.3
Wolves Jose Sa 40% 5.0