Fantasy Premier League

GW24 Lessons learned: Fabianski chases De Gea

The Scout 23 Jan 2018
Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool

Swansea City star is second in the Fantasy goalkeeper rankings but betters Man Utd's top points scorer for value

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.6m) has reclaimed his place among the top Fantasy Premier League goalkeepers after his heroics of Monday night.

A pivotal figure in Swansea City’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Monday night, the Pole made four saves and recovered the ball on 14 occasions.

That helped him score 31 in the Bonus Points System (BPS), top for goalkeepers in Gameweek 24, but he still earned only one bonus point.

Defenders Alfie Mawson (£5.0m) and Federico Fernandez (£4.4m) got 38 and 36 BPS after combining for Swansea's goal.

Top three performers

That extra point was still enough to lift Fabianski to joint-second in the goalkeeper standings, level with Ederson (£5.6m) on 100 points.

David De Gea (£5.9m) leads the way with 127 points, but in terms of value, Fabianski has edged ahead of the Manchester United star.

Fabianski has recorded 21.7 points per million to De Gea’s 21.5, with both goalkeepers ranking top across all four positions for that statistic.

Saving points

Monday’s clean sheet was Swansea City’s first since Gameweek 16 and one of seven shutouts for Fabianski over the season.

His shot-stopping has kept him among the best.

Goalkeepers earn an extra point for every three saves made in a match.

With 93 saves, Fabianski is 12 ahead of nearest rival Jordan Pickford (£4.9m and 81), and no goalkeeper can match his 24 additional points earned.

Top five goalkeepers for saves
 Player Club Saves Save points
Fabianski SWA 93 24
Pickford EVE 81 19
De Gea MUN 80 19
Ryan BHA 79 17
Schmeichel LEI 77 18

Swansea City host Arsenal next in Gameweek 25, with fixtures against Leicester City (A) and Burnley (H) to follow.

After those three matches, their next four opponents all score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

That run gives Fabianski the platform to retain his position as the top-value player and close in on De Gea.

Swansea's next seven Gameweeks
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
25 ARS (H) 4 29 WHU (H) 2
26 LEI (A) 3 30 HUD (A) 2
27 BUR (H) 3 31 SOU (H) 2
28 BHA (A) 2      
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Part 1: GW24 Lessons learned: Willian value turns heads
Part 2: GW24 Lessons learned: Martial staking his claim

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