Penalty saves make Guaita an FPL target

Penalty saves make Guaita an FPL target

Vicente Guaita can be a big value signing for Fantasy Premier League managers next season.

He arrives at Selhurst Park from Spanish side Getafe to compete with Wayne Hennessey for the No 1 jersey at Crystal Palace.

Guaita made 86 saves in the season just gone and claimed 12 clean sheets in LaLiga.

His new team-mate Hennessey produced 91 saves and returned seven clean sheets.

And Guaita saved 76.6 per cent of the shots he faced, compared with Hennessey’s 68.2.

Guiata v Hennessey in 201718

Hennessey Guaita Minsgoal conceded 59.3 114.2 Minsclean sheet 347.1 247.5 Minssave 26.7 34.9 Spot-kick specialist

Significantly, Guaita boasts an impressive penalty-saving record.

He stopped two of the three spot-kicks he faced in the season just gone. Only Lukasz Fabianski, with three, bettered that among FPL goalkeepers.

Over the last four seasons, Guaita has saved five penalties in LaLiga.

This can provide a significant boost to his points potential in Fantasy.

Goalkeepers earn five points for every penalty save.

Penalty bonus

They also pick up 12 points in the Bonus Points System, which determines how the bonus points are awarded in each match.

Palace were revived upon the arrival of manager Roy Hodgson from Gameweek 5.

They produced nine clean sheets from that point; a total bettered only by teams finishing in the top seven places.

Patrick van Aanholt was the big draw in their defence by the end of the season, with three goals in the final three Gameweeks.

That form means that the left-back could retain this season’s initial price tag of £5.5m.

But Guaita is expected to be cheaper.

Should he be handed a price of £4.5m, poker domino the new signing has the potential to become one of the top value picks in Fantasy for 201819.

‘A Guardiola team’

Fulham remind me of a Pep Guardiola team. They play attractive football based on movement and domination of the ball.

Led by a quality midfield trio, they like to dictate matches and wear rivals down.

It will be tougher to repeat this in the Premier League but I do not expect a shift in policy from Jokanovic.

Fulham are set to be a delight to watch.

Also in this series

Part 1: The promoted: Fast Wolves can take their big chancePart 2: Wolves: Three players to watchPart 3: The promoted: Cardiff can shake things upPart 4: Cardiff: Three players to watchPart 6: Fulham: Three players to watch.

Can you satisfy all of the requests?From looking at the sequence we know how many of these dates we can meet. When we can’t, the Premier League will ask the club which of the requests are most important.

We cannot accommodate everything but, on average, we satisfy higher than 85 per cent every year.

See: Thompson – If there are problems, we may go back to square one

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