In the last few seasons, the goalkeeper position has become less of a concern for FPL managers. You can transfer in Ederson or a goalkeeper from defensively strong sides like Newcastle United or Brentford, and your team will be set for most of the season.
However, this doesn’t mean that other goalkeepers are useless. You can save budget even in this part of defense while scoring more points if you are good at rotating between two decent ones.
To make your team stand out, it is necessary to spend the available budget in the most cost-effective manner.
Below is my recommended list of 5 budget goalkeepers that you can consider for your FPL team. I will keep updating the list throughout the season.
5 Best Budget Goalkeepers in FPL:
1. Alphonse Areola (West Ham United)
- Price: £4.2m
Alphonso Areola of West Ham United has firmly established himself as one of the premier budget goalkeepers in FPL this season.
With an attractive initial price tag of just £4.0m, he not only provided an economical solution for FPL managers but also showed reliability as a starting keeper.
Areola’s consistent performances made him an excellent choice for managers looking to maximize their points potential without breaking the bank.
He is currently the most selected among all FPL shot stoppers, which speaks volumes about the confidence and trust FPL managers have in his ability to deliver value and secure points for their teams throughout the season.
His price due to great performances has gone up from 4.0 to 4.2 in FPL.
2. André Onana (Man Utd)
- Price: £4.9m
André Onana is currently the third most selected goalkeeper in FPL behind Areola of West Ham United and Ederson of Manchester City.
This is his first season in the Premier League, and he is already feeling the heat of it. Looking at his performances from last season for Inter Milan suggest that there is a lot of points potential in having Onana in your team.
The Cameroonian played in the UEFA Champions League final with Inter Milan last season, which they unfortunately lost to the mighty Manchester City, but now he is their city rival at United.
He is a complete package, capable of distributing the ball well with his accurate passes.
Check out some of his goalkeeping highlights from last season in the video below:
3. Nick Pope (Newcastle United)
- Price: £5.5m
Newcastle United is defensively one of the strongest sides in the Premier League.
They conceded just 32 goals last season, and their shot stopper, Nick Pope, had to stop only 87 shots on target.
Price-wise, he is a bit high at 5.5m, but still, considering their track record, having a keeper from The Magpies is not a bad idea for FPL managers.
My recommendation is to sign him from gameweek 4 onward. He can be your primary keeper, with a 4.0m keeper as a second option, and you’ll be good to go for the whole season.
4. Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)
- Price: £4.9m
You might be wondering why a Villa keeper, but believe me, Emiliano Martínez can earn you lots of points in FPL.
They didn’t have a good start to the season, but if you look at their previous record, Aston Villa conceded only 46 goals in the 2022/23 season.
It’s good that they received an early wake-up call from Newcastle United.
Their run of fixtures from there on is very favorable, and you can put all your belief in Emiliano Martínez to earn you points.
It’s football—anything can happen. He might fail miserably if Aston Villa continues to make errors in defense, but risk is a part of the game, and having a keeper from Aston Villa can surely be very rewarding.
5. David Raya Martin (Arsenal)
- Price: £5.0m
Things will get very confusing for FPL managers when selecting an Arsenal keeper in the upcoming gameweeks.
Ramsdale was a regular, but they have signed Raya from Brentford, who was one of the top scorers last season.
I think Raya will stay the first choice as long as he doesn’t make mistakes, and Ramsdale will start in cup fixtures, but that first-choice priority can change at any time.
Given the added performance pressure and Arsenal’s status as league title contenders, I believe it would be a very good idea to consider Raya for your FPL team.
Best 4m Goalkeeper in FPL:
It’s not clear at the moment. We are very early in the season. But it has to be one of either Areola of West Ham or Turner of Nottingham Forest. They are both currently starters and were initially priced at 4m in FPL.
I think Turner of Nottingham Forest is a safer option to predict as the best 4m goalkeeper in FPL in the long run because he doesn’t have any real competition from the bench.
Areola, on the other hand, is a starter, but West Ham also has Fabianski on the bench, who was a regular last season and in the seasons before for the team.
PS: If you are looking for defenders in 4m range, there are several in our updated list.
Best 4.5 Goalkeeper FPL:
Bernd Leno is by far the best 4.5m goalkeeper in FPL. He had the best stats among all 4.5m goalkeepers in FPL last season.
Leno kept 8 clean sheets in 3240 minutes on the pitch last season, and he is the guaranteed starting goalkeeper for Fulham in the league.
Some other good options for a 4.5m goalkeeper include Foderingham of Sheffield Utd, Johnstone of Crystal Palace, and Jason Steele of Brighton.
Among them, we recommend transferring Jason Steele of Brighton into your team. Robert Sánchez has moved from Brighton to Chelsea, and Steele is now the first-choice keeper who can benefit you significantly in terms of points.
That’s all in FPL budget goalkeepers. Personally, I prefer 1 solid keeper for the team, for the sole reason that I don’t want to get confused between 2 good ones every game week.
And keeper prices are not that high anyway so it’s not a thing to worry about.
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