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FPL watchlist: Best goalkeepers for the run-in

The Scout 22 Mar 2022
Nick Pope, Burnley

The Scout says Nick Pope is the standout pick, with five matches in the next three Gameweeks

The Scout pinpoints the players who can score big points over the upcoming Gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League.

Goalkeepers
Nick Pope (BUR) £5.4m

Burnley are the only side who have five matches scheduled in the next three Gameweeks.

Both their fixtures in Double Gameweek 31 are at home, to Manchester City and Everton, while they visit West Ham United and entertain Southampton in Double Gameweek 33.

Pope has been the Clarets' standout performer in previous Double Gameweeks, earning 19 points in Gameweek 23 and 13 points in Gameweek 26. 

Although he is the most expensive pick in Burnley's rearguard, his multiple routes to returns means he is also their top-scoring player this term. 

He has 91 points, at least 17 more than any team-mate. 

Kasper Schmeichel (LEI) £4.8m

A very favourable run-in lifts the appeal of Leicester City’s No 1.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), seven of the Foxes' remaining 11 matches score only two.

That includes three of their next four, with that spell featuring a Double Gameweek 33 at Newcastle United and Everton. 

Crucially, two of Leicester's fixtures are yet to be rescheduled, which is expected to result in further Double Gameweeks later in the season.

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Martin Dubravka (NEW) £4.4m

The Newcastle 'keeper has only conceded six goals in his last nine outings, averaging 4.1 points per match from Gameweek 23 onwards.

At a cost of just £4.4m, Dubravka can provide strong value over the upcoming period in Fantasy. 

The Magpies have three home matches and a visit to Norwich City in the next four Gameweeks.

That includes a pair of St James’ Park encounters with Leicester and Crystal Palace in Double Gameweek 33.

Edouard Mendy (CHE) £6.1m

The Senegalese offers a secure route into a Chelsea side who have conceded just 19 goals this season, the second-fewest in the competition.

Crucially, Mendy is the only member of the Blues’ rearguard to have started all four of their matches since they returned from the FIFA Club World Cup.

While he has a lofty price tag, he can reward investors if Thomas Tuchel continues to rotate his defenders to cope with the busy schedule.

Just one of Chelsea’s final 10 matches scores more than three in the FDR, pointing to further clean sheets for Mendy.

Two of those fixtures are still to be rearranged, which should lead to Double Gameweeks later in 2021/22.

Also in this series

Part 2: Best budget defenders
Part 3: Best premium defenders
Part 4: Best budget midfielders
Part 5: Best mid-priced midfielders
Part 6: Best premium midfielders
Part 7: Best budget forwards
Part 8: Best premium forwards
Part 9: FPL experts' best players to own for the run-in

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