Fantasy Football

FPL best goalkeeper picks: Gameweek 11 Budget, differential and premium tips

By Andrew Francis

Published: 9:15, 3 November 2023

Who should be your choice between the sticks this week? We’ve got all the info you need ahead of Gameweek 11. 

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 11. 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 11
Best cheap goalkeepers for Gameweek 11
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 66% Spurs 5.2
David Raya 63% Arsenal 4.8
Nick Pope 61% Newcastle 5.5
Alisson Becker 60% Liverpool 5.6
Bernd Leno 59% Fulham 4.7
Ederson 55% Man City 5.5
Sam Johnstone 54% Crystal Palace 4.5
Mark Flekken 53% Brentford 4.5
Alphonse Areola 53% West Ham 4.3
Emiliano Martinez 52% Aston Villa 4.9

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 (17.8%)

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 Guglielmo Vicario of Spurs (7.8%). As you can see on the Comparison Matrix below, Vicario is outperforming Ederson in all of the key goalkeeping metrics this season

As an added bonus, Vicario is priced at 0.3m less than his goalkeeping rival.

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 11.

The best 4.5 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Sam Johnstone, Crystal Palace (54%)
  2. Mark Flekken, Brentford (53%)
  3. Alphonse Areola, West Ham (53%)

 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
Aston Villa Emiliano Martinez 52% 4.9
Brentford Mark Flekken 53% 4.5
Brighton Jason Steele 45% 4.3
Burnley James Trafford 44% 4.5
Crystal Palace Sam Johnstone 54% 4.5
Liverpool Allison Becker 60% 5.6
Man City Ederson 55% 5.5
Man United Andre Onana 47% 4.8
Wolves Jose Sa 40% 5.0