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GW20 review: Foster the top goalkeeper in FPL

The Scout 29 Dec 2019
Ben Foster, Watford

Watford player overtakes Ramsdale with third home clean sheet in a row, while Ings matches Alexander-Arnold and Calvert-Lewin tempts managers

A third successive home clean sheet has helped Ben Foster (£4.8m) to the top of the Fantasy Premier League goalkeeper standings.

The Watford No 1 recorded his sixth shutout of the campaign in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

With six points he moved above AFC Bournemouth's Aaron Ramsdale (£4.8m) as the highest-scoring goalkeeper in the game.

Foster has been a reliable source of returns at Vicarage Road, in particular.

Indeed, his five home clean sheets are joint-top with Nick Pope (£4.7m) of Burnley among goalkeepers this season.

Calvert-Lewin in demand 

Foster's team-mate Troy Deeney (£6.2m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m), of Everton, are the top scorers in Gameweek 20 so far.

Both forwards scored twice and collected maximum three bonus on Saturday to record 12 points apiece.

Calvert-Lewin has five goals in as many matches since Marco Silva's departure as manager. 

The 22-year-old is the most-bought forward in the Gameweek, with 42,000 new owners ahead of a visit to Manchester City.

And his prospects look good for further attacking returns after New Year's Day. All of Everton's four matches from Gameweeks 22-25 score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

Double-digit differentials

Deeney and Calvert-Lewin were among the six players who registered double-digit scores on Saturday.

And all of them were FPL differentials, with ownerships of less than five per cent.

Aaron Mooy (£4.8m), James Tomkins (£5.0m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) broke the 10-point barrier for the first time in 2019/20.

While Gameweek 20's most-captained player, Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), missed out on Leicester City's 2-1 win over West Ham United, his team-mate Ayoze Perez (£6.0m) helped himself to a 10-point haul.

Four of Perez's five highest Gameweek totals of the season have come in away fixtures.

Rashford and Ings march on

A pair of in-form frontmen were again on the scoresheet again on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) netted his 12th goal of the campaign in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Burnley.

He now has 17 attacking returns this term, matching his total for the whole of 2018/19.

Danny Ings (£6.6m), meanwhile, scored Southampton's equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace to match Rashford's nine points.

Ings has climbed to fourth overall among FPL forwards on 109 points. 

He is now level with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) at the top of the FPL form table. Both players have produced 7.3 points per match over the last 30 days.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW20 FPL stats: Vardy absence hits managers
Part 2: GW20 bonus points: De Bruyne delivers maximum

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