The best Premier League fantasy football goalkeepers for 2021-22

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Goal looks at some of the top picks to take the No.1 shirt for your FPL team in the new season

With the 2021-22 Premier League season just around the corner it's an exciting time for all fantasy football managers as you piece together your squad for the new campaign.

As always, the FPL game requires the selection of two goalkeepers, with it being vitally important that at least one of your two picks is a regular starter for their club.

Should you need assistance with who to opt for, Goal has listed some of the best goalkeepers available, and the price they'll set you back, while you can also check out our ultimate guide for more hints, tips and advice.

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  1. Alisson | Liverpool | £6m
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    #1 Alisson | Liverpool | £6m

    Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is the joint most expensive goalkeeper on the game and although he conceded more than in any other season with the Reds last term, it should be a different story in 2021-22.

    Indeed, the return of Virgil van Dijk should prove significant in boosting their chances of more clean sheets this campaign, with the club's Brazilian No.1, who had his own injury issues, looking to improve on his 140-point haul from last season - only the joint-sixth best in the league.

  2. Ederson | Manchester City | £6m

    #2 Ederson | Manchester City | £6m

    Another of the joint most expensive goalkeepers on the game, the beauty of having Ederson in your team is that he's very rarely rotated out of the starting XI.

    Indeed, Pep Guardiola is renowned for chopping and changing his team from game to game although the Brazilian, who has won the Premier League Golden Glove award two years in a row, should rack up a more than healthy match total.

  3. Edouard Mendy | Chelsea | £6m
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    #3 Edouard Mendy | Chelsea | £6m

    Edouard Mendy had an impressive first season in English football, with the Chelsea goalkeeper having established himself as the No.1 at Stamford Bridge under both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.

    He scored 140 points in the 2020-21 season, keeping 16 clean sheets, and he looks an appealing option heading into the new campaign, with Chelsea having looked increasingly assured at the back under their German head coach. 

  4. Emiliano Martinez | Aston Villa | £5.5m
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    #4 Emiliano Martinez | Aston Villa | £5.5m

    Alongside Lionel Messi, Emiliano Martinez proved to be Argentina's hero at the Copa America and that won't have come as a surprise to Fantasy Premier League fans, given his incredible domestic campaign with Aston Villa.

    The 28-year-old was the highest-scoring goalkeeper in the game in 2020-21, recording 186 points - and 27 bonus points - just one point short of Brad Friedel's record FPL haul.

  5. Nick Pope | Burnley | £5.5m
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    #5 Nick Pope | Burnley | £5.5m

    Had Nick Pope not seen his 2020-21 season disrupted by injury he would have undoubtedly gained more than the 144 points he ended up with.

    Indeed, Pope kept 11 clean sheets and made 114 saves last term - earning him 20 bonus points - and the fact that Sean Dyche's side begin the new campaign with a home clash against Brighton should see the England international earn a place in plenty of FPL squads.

  6. Illan Meslier | Leeds United | £5m
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    #6 Illan Meslier | Leeds United | £5m

    With his total of 154 points, Illan Meslier was the third highest-scoring goalkeeper last season as he enjoyed a hugely impressive first campaign in England's top flight.

    The 21-year-old missed just three league matches all season and with Leeds having the fourth worst defensive record in the league, Meslier claimed plenty of additional points for saves made, as well as bonus points earned.

  7. Jordan Pickford | Everton | £5m
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    #7 Jordan Pickford | Everton | £5m

    Arguably England's best performer at the European Championship, Jordan Pickford defied his critics to help England all the way to the final of the competition - saving two penalties in the shootout defeat to Italy.

    Whether he can replicate that sort of form for Everton remains to be seen but with the likes of Southampton, Burnley and Norwich all to play at Goodison Park in the first six matches, Pickford could prove to be a wise investment.

  8. Kasper Schmeichel | Leicester City | £5m
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    #8 Kasper Schmeichel | Leicester City | £5m

    Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been providing points for FPL bosses for years now, with the Denmark international having recorded a century or more in each of the past six seasons.

    He's almost certain to achieve that again in the 2021-22 season too, with Brendan Rodgers's Foxes looking to continue the trajectory they've enjoyed since the former Celtic boss took charge of the club.

  9. Bernd Leno | Arsenal | £5m

    #9 Bernd Leno | Arsenal | £5m

    Arsenal have been defensively suspect in recent seasons, but Bernd Leno still scores relatively well. The German shotstopper accumulated 131 fantasy football points in 2020-21 - that's more than Kasper Schmeichel and puts him in the top 10.

    He managed that thanks to 11 clean sheets and now with Ben White in front of him this season he'll hope to get a few more points on the board.

  10. Robert Sanchez | £4.5m | Brighton
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    #10 Robert Sanchez | £4.5m | Brighton

    If you're looking for more of a bargain-choice goalkeeper that will start the majority of matches and ensure a steady stream of points then look no further than Robert Sanchez.

    Brighton's No.1 is generously priced at £4.5m, given he accumulated 101 points last season, and that's not been lost on the FPL community, with Sanchez proving a popular pick ahead of the new campaign getting underway.