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FPL prices: Sanchez can emerge as No 1 pick in goal

20 Jun 2021
Robert Sanchez

The Scout provides analysis as the cost of Brighton, Burnley and Palace players are revealed

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The Scout assesses the opening player prices in 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League and their implications.

No 1 choice in goal?

Robert Sanchez (£4.5m) could emerge as the go-to goalkeeper for initial squads, given Brighton & Hove Albion's excellent opening run of opponents. 

Sanchez claimed 10 clean sheets in his 27 appearances after securing a regular role last term.

And the Seagulls play only two of last season’s top nine teams in the first eight Gameweeks.

Sanchez's best 2020/21 saves

Brighton winger Leandro Trossard (£6.5m) can also appeal as a mid-price option in midfield.

His totals of 32 shots in the box, 23 shots on target and 50 key passes all ranked second for Graham Potter’s side last season.

Burnley options

Burnley No 1 Nick Pope remains at a cost of £5.5m. His average of 4.5 points per match ranked third among regular goalkeepers last term.

Striker Chris Wood (£7.0m) enjoyed a fine second half to 2020/21. 

He scored nine of his 12 goals for the season, and supplied all three of his assists, from Gameweek 20 onwards.

Wood's 50 Burnley goals

However, the Clarets' early schedule is likely to deter investment. 

Sean Dyche’s side face five of last season’s top 10 teams in the first six Gameweeks.

Wait to invest in Palace?

Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) and Vicente Guaita (£4.5m) were among Crystal Palace’s three top-scoring players last season. 

But the Eagles also endure a tough start to 2021/22, facing six of last season’s top eight in the first eight Gameweeks.

Also in this series

Part 1: 2021/22 FPL player price reveal
Part 2: Aubameyang now cheaper as a forward
Part 3: Dallas value affected by midfielder status
Part 5: Salah and Kane given equal billing
Part 6: West Ham offer value at both ends
Part 7: Top scorer Fernandes jumps in value
Part 8: Grealish and Toney to attract interest
Part 9: Everton stars look tempting for early fixtures
Part 10: Back cheaper Iheanacho over Vardy?
Part 11: Wilson has early appeal
Part 12: De Bruyne given highest-ever starting value

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