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FPL best goalkeeper picks: Complete budget, differential and premium tips for Gameweek 6

By Andrew Francis

Published: 13:45, 22 September 2023

Making the right pick in between the sticks can make all the difference in FPL. We’ve got all the info you need ahead of Gameweek 6. 

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 6. 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 6
Best cheap goalkeepers for Gameweek 6
Best goalkeepers with easy fixtures

Best FPL Goalkeepers

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
David Raya 64% Arsenal 4.8
Alisson 61% Liverpool 5.5
Bernd Leno 59% Fulham 4.6
Nick Pope 58% Newcastle 5.5
Alphonse Areola 54% West Ham 4.1
Ederson 54% Man City 5.6
Robert Sanchez 53% Chelsea 4.5
Emiliano Martinez 53% Aston Villa 4.9
Sam Johnstone 51% Crystal Palace 4.5
Neto 47% Bournemouth 4.5

Top goalkeeper pick for Gameweek 6

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 compare Bournemouth’s Neto (1.2% ownership) with Manchester City’s Ederson (21.0%).

Generally, you won’t go too far wrong by picking Ederson in your team. Though costing £5.6million, he’s the undisputed first choice for treble winners Man City and will be reliable more times than not.

But, for £1.1m less, you could opt for his compatriot Neto, who is one of the leading points scorers among goalkeepers so far this season, with plenty of saves helping him pick up several bonus points here and there.

Here is a closer look at how their 2022/23 stats compare on our Comparison Matrix

Best cheap goalkeepers for Gameweek 6

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 and Matt Turner also look like keeping the gloves for their respective sides as things stand. The below selections have been produced after running this year’s numbers through our Squawka Score super computer ahead of Gameweek 6.

The best 4.0 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Matt Turner, Nottingham Forest (N/A)
  2. Fraser Forster, Tottenham (47%)
  3. Robin Olsen, Aston Villa (N/A)

The best 4.5 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Alphonse Areola, West Ham (54%)
  2. Robert Sanchez, Chelsea (53%)
  3. Sam Johnstone, Crystal Palace (51%)

 Best goalkeepers with easy fixtures

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
Brentford Mark Flekken* 4.5
Brighton Jason Steele 47% 4.4
Crystal Palace Sam Johnstone 51% 4.5
Fulham Bernd Leno 59% 4.6
Liverpool Alisson 61% 5.5
Luton Thomas Kaminski* 4.5
Man City Ederson 54% 5.6
Man United Andre Onana* 5.0
Newcastle Nick Pope 58% 5.5
Wolves Jose Sa 40% 5.0

*Expected to start, but does not qualify for a Squawka Score until after GW6 as he did not feature in the Premier League last season.