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FPL prices: Save points boost appeal of Dubravka

The Scout 17 Aug 2020
Martin Dubravka, Newcastle United

The Scout analyses the mid-priced goalkeepers and picks out Newcastle No 1 as a leading candidate

The Scout takes a look at the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League player list, assessing the best options according to position and price.

Martin Dubravka (NEW) £5.0m

A total of 143 points helped the Newcastle United No 1 finish joint-fifth alongside David De Gea (£5.5m) among goalkeepers in 2019/2020.

Dubravka recorded 11 clean sheets but it is his potential for save points that really catches the eye.

The Slovakian made 139 saves last season, more than any other goalkeeper in FPL.

Indeed, he earned 36 points from saves alone. 

Vicente Guaita (CRY) £5.0m

The Spaniard placed seventh among goalkeepers in his first full season as a regular for Crystal Palace.

Guaita tallied 137 points thanks to his ability to provide multiple routes to FPL returns.

He combined 10 clean sheets with 16 bonus points and 27 save points.

Owned by just 1.3 per cent, Guaita could emerge as a differential between the posts if the Eagles are handed a favourable opening schedule.

Lukasz Fabianski (WHU) £5.0m

The West Ham United goalkeeper was limited to 25 appearances in an injury-hit 2019/20.

As a result, Fabianski produced just 83 points for the Hammers.

But managers shouldn’t overlook his record across the previous two campaigns, with the Poland international delivering 157 and 143 points over 2017/18 and 2018/19 respectively.

Now fully fit and back as the Hammers’ No 1, he can be a standout source of value once again.

Nick Pope (BUR) £5.5m

The Burnley goalkeeper has earned a £1.0m rise in cost from the start of last term after finishing as the top-scoring goalkeeper in 2019/20.

Despite that price hike, Pope can still be a key figure this season.

His 170 points were bettered only by three defenders in FPL - Liverpool trio Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m).

The 28-year-old was among the top four goalkeepers in a number of key areas such as clean sheets, bonus and saves.

That all-round potential can continue to make Pope the go-to choice for managers seeking a set and forget pick in goal.

Also in this series

Part 1: Ryan No 1 among budget goalkeepers
Part 3: Vinagre standout option from budget defenders
Part 4: Wan-Bissaka an all-round prospect
Part 5: Alexander-Arnold still a bargain
Part 6: Armstrong offers goals at little expense
Part 7: Greenwood can provide outstanding value in new role
Part 8: Salah goal threat gives edge over rivals
Part 9: Maupay can shine among budget forwards
Part 10: Ings has platform to hit ground running

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