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Fantasy Premier League 2021-22: Best Goalkeeper Options

By Amreen
Ederson is one of the top goalkeepers to pick next season
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The Premier League's 2021-22 season isn't far off, and we're sure you've been scratching your head trying to put together the perfect team for your Fantasy Premier League for quite some time now.

Picking the perfect goalkeeper for your team is hard enough considering the options currently available. But with the transfer window still open, and players moving in and out, your task becomes significantly harder.

We've put together a list of 10 goalkeepers you can pick for your team, but we've also done you one better and divided the list between five premium options and five budget options. Go forth and pick your best goalkeeper ahead of the new season.

Five Best Premium Goalkeeper Options

10. Nick Pope | Burnley | £5.5m

Nick Pope
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Pope kept 11 clean sheets and made 114 saves last term, and ended up with 144 FPL points. He would have undoubtedly gained more had his season not been disrupted by injury. Sean Dyche's side begin the new campaign with a home clash against Brighton, and Pope has the opportunity to award his owners with points on the opening weekend of the season.

9. Emiliano Martinez | Aston Villa | £5.5m

Emiliano Martínez
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Martinez proved to be a star for Villa last season and shone for Argentina at Copa America this summer. He scored 186 FPL points in the 2020-21 campaign - 26 more than second-placed Ederson, kept 15 clean sheets (3rd), made 142 saves (1st), and accumulated 27 bonus points (1st).

8. Edouard Mendy | Chelsea | £6m

Edouard Mendy
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Chelsea kept an impressive 18 clean sheets (2nd in the league) last season with only 36 goals conceded, and they have Mendy to thank for that. He ended the FPL season with 140 points, 16 clean sheets, 57 saves, and eight bonus points.

7. Alisson | Liverpool | £6m

Alisson Becker
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Alisson conceded more goals last season than in any other season, but he still remains an option to consider. Virgil van Dijk's return will no doubt improve Liverpool's chances of keeping more clean sheets, and the Brazilian will be looking to improve on his 140-point haul from last season - only the joint-sixth best in the league.

6. Ederson | Manchester City | £6m

Ederson Moraes
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Ederson is the joint most-expensive goalkeeper in FPL along with Alisson. He finished as the second-highest scoring goalkeeper last season with 160 points, and also managed the most clean sheets (19). The one advantage of having Ederson in your team is that he is very rarely rotated out of the starting XI.

Five Best Budget Goalkeeper Options

5. Martin Dubravka | Newcastle United | £4.5m

Martin Dubravka
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Dubravka suffered a heel bone injury at the start of the last campaign and would have finished only four points behind Nick Pope had he played the entire season. In the 2019/20 season, he scored 143 points, making 139 saves and earning seven bonus points.

4. Robert Sanchez | £4.5m | Brighton

Robert Sanchez
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The Brighton keeper has the second-highest ownership behind only Martinez. Sanchez kept 10 clean sheets last season in only 27 games, conceding only 27 goals while also making 66 saves and accumulating eight bonus points.

3. Kasper Schmeichel | Leicester City | £5m

Kasper Schmeichel
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The Denmark international has scored more than 100 points in each of his last six seasons, and is almost certain to do the same in the 2021-22 season. Schmeichel helped the Foxes to a second successive fifth-placed finish in the Premier League and lifted the FA Cup trophy for the first time in the Club's history.

2. Jordan Pickford | Everton | £5m

Jordan Pickford
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Pickford defied his critics at Euro 2020 and was arguably England's best performer at the European Championship. Everton are up against Southampton, Burnley, and Norwich in their first six games at Goodison Park, and Pickford could prove to be a wise investment.

1. Illan Meslier | Leeds United | £5m

Illan Meslie
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Meslier was the third highest-scoring goalkeeper last season with his total of 154 points. The 21-year-old missed just three league matches all season and claimed plenty of additional points for saves made and earned several bonus points.