Goalkeepers are priced lower than any other position in Telegraph Fantasy Football Premier League 18/19, capped at just £4.0m.
They're notoriously low point-scorers compared to the other positions too. David de Gea, arguably the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment, topped the charts last season with just 165 TFF points, while Marcos Alonso (184), Mohamed Salah (279) and Harry Kane (252) produced considerably more points at the top of their respective categories.
How goalkeepers score points
- Starting XI appearance (2 pts)
- Substitute appearance (1 pt)
- Goal scored (5 pts)
- Key Contribution (3 pts)
- Red card (-3 pts)
- Yellow card (-1 pt)
- Missed penalty (-2 pts)
- Own Goal (-3 pts)
- Penalty save (5pts)
- Full Clean Sheet - player plays 60 mins or more (5 pts)
- Part Clean Sheet - player plays fewer than 60 mins (2 pts)
- First goal conceded (0 pts)
- Each additional goal conceded (-1 pt)
Premier League goalkeeper stats: Clean sheets
David de Gea has been set as the most-expensive goalkeeper for the upcoming season at a standalone price of £4.0m. He produced more clean sheets than any other keeper in 2017/18, with 18.
Manchester City could be set for a spell of dominance under Pep Guardiola and therefore Ederson Moraes should also be there or thereabouts come the end of the season. He was just nine points behind de Gea last time out.
Tottenham have a tricky start to the new season with three away matches in their first four fixtures. In fact, their single home tie in that spell is against Fulham at Wembley, before they make their first appearance at their new stadium in Week 6 against Liverpool. Hugo Lloris is probably best left watched for the opening few games but the World Cup winning captain can't be ignored once Spurs settle into their groove. £3.7m will acquire his services.
Ben Foster managed 11 clean sheets last season which is pretty impressive considering his side suffered relegation. His displays earened him with an immediate return to top flight football and he's priced at £2.8m for Watford this year.
Burnley's goalkeeping crisis, with injuries to both Nick Pope and Tom Heaton, has led them to the purhcase of Joe Hart from Manchester City. The former England number one is priced at just £2.8m and looks a great addition to free up budget over the rest of the pitch.
New faces to look out for
Rui Patricio is one of many Portuguese starlets to arrive at Molineux for the upcoming season and at just £3.0m he's well worth consideration.
Liverpool paid £67m to Roma for Brazilian international Alisson and he's been priced up at a relatively modest £3.7m, considering his world record fee.
Unai Emery has brought Bernd Leno over from Bayer Leverkusen and he'll give Petr Cech plenty of competition for the number one jersey at the Emirates this season too.
Jordan Pickford (£3.4m)
Perhaps it's the nostalgia of his heroics in Russia over the summer that have influenced this decision, but something tells me Jordan Pickford is going to pull out all the stops for Everton this season
Under the direction of new boss Marco Silva the Toffees can surely only improve on their last campaign and at £3.4m Pickford looks better value than his counterparts.
What's more, Everton have a relatively easy start to the season with Wolves, Southampton, Bournemouth, Huddersfield and West Ham in their opening five fixtures.