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FPL 22/23 Gameweek 1 Budget Goalkeepers And Best Bargains Picks Tips For Your Team Selection

FPL 22/23 Gameweek 1 Budget Goalkeepers And Best Bargains Picks Tips For Your Team Selection

Every seasoned FPL manager knows that having a good budget goalkeeper in your squad goes a long way towards scoring points. With the new season right at our doorstep, it’s time to check out FPL 2022/23 Gameweek 1’s best budget goalkeepers

In other positions, you have the option to play your budget players besides your premium players. However, budget goalkeepers need to fully stand-in for your first choice. This makes choosing your budget goalkeepers very crucial. Moreover, having a good budget goalkeeper allows you to save up funds elsewhere.

FPL 22/23 Gameweek 1 Budget Goalkeepers And Best Bargains Picks Tips For Your Fantasy Premier League Team Selection

There is always a bargain that emerges every season, and besides, nobody likes spending big money on a back-up goalkeeper position.

Honorable Mentions: Before we start, here are some honourable mentions: Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale (£5.0m), Nottingham Forest’s Dean Henderson (£4.5m), Everton’s Jordan Pickford  (£4.5m), and Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martnez (£5.0m).

Best Budget Goalkeepers in FPL 2022/23

David Raya (BRE) £4.5m

First on the list is Brentford FC’s No. 1 choice, David Raya. In fact, the 26-year-old Spanish goalkeeper can emerge as the go-to budget goalkeeper in FPL this season.

Last season, Raya averaged 4.0 points per match, second only to three other players in his position.

Moreover, according to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), out of Brentford’s first seven matches, only two matches rate above two.

Robert Sanchez (BHA) £4.5m

With 14 percent ownership among FPL managers, Robert Sanchez is the most popular budget keeper in FPL.

He had an impressive 126 points last season, which made him the highest-scoring goalkeeper under £4.5 million.

The Seagulls also have kind early fixtures, facing just one of last season’s top six clubs during the first eight gameweeks.

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Nick Pope (NEW) £5.0m

Nick Pope is one of the most consistent keepers in the Premier League, scoring at least 130 points in each of his four FPL seasons.

The 30-year-old is one of Newcastle United’s most recent summer signings and will expect to claim the club’s No. 1 spot.

Illan Meslier (LEE) £4.5m

Illan Meslier is currently a hot commodity among FPL managers owing to his extended run of kind opponents.

Meslier’s kind run of early fixtures can make him a budget differential, as he is owned by less than 3.0% of FPL managers.

 Three of his first five opponents have low XG (expected goals) and feature I the bottom 10 for goals scored.

Meslier could become a true asset if he can rediscover his form from 2020/21, when he finished as the second top-scoring keeper with 154 points.

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Edouard Mendy (CHE) £5.0m

Mendy is currently one of the most popular assets, with 23.1% overall ownership among FPL managers. As such, his price is expected to rise.

Mendy managed to keep 14 clean-sheets last season, scoring 130 points in the process, and he plays for a defensively strong team.

His opening run of fixtures between Gameweek 1 and 7 features a kind run with the highest FDR being 3.

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