The championship stops due to the commitments of the national teams and it is therefore time to draw up an initial assessment of the fantasy football season taking a cue from the information provided by these first 7 days. Let’s analyze the situation of goalkeepers indicating in order of preference which players to bet on in any exchanges or in a possible repair auction.
Mike Maignan (Milan)
He immediately settled in the Italian championship, collecting the legacy of a certain Gianluigi Donnarumma without making him regret it. He is contributing to the solidity of the Rossoneri defense with valuable interventions. It is also an excellent penalty-keeper even if the first +3 has yet to arrive.
David Ospina / Alex Meret (Naples)
To be taken strictly in pairs since the Colombian goalkeeper seems to have overturned the initial hierarchies in his favor but during the course of the season a new alternation between the two is possible, albeit less frequently than the management. Gattuso, also considering that both are often victims of physical problems. Currently Ospina is the first goalkeeper in the league by fantasy media and the second by average rating, the main unknown is the defensive strength of the Napoli in January / February when it will have to do without Koulibaly, engaged in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus)
10 goals conceded, some of which due to his serious individual errors, 5.67 of average grade and 4.25 of fantamedia: a nightmare start for the Polish goalkeeper, undoubtedly one of the highest paid in the auctions at the beginning of the season. But as Max is known Allegri he pays great attention to the defensive phase and already in the last matches against Chelsea and Turin there has been a clear reversal of the trend compared to the very first seasonal engagements, with a more buttoned up and attentive team. The performance of the Juventus are destined to improve and the Polish goalkeeper will also benefit. To be taken together with Mattia Perin which as already happened could space especially in the weeks with 3 close encounters.
Samir Handanovic (Inter)
Beginning of seasons in alternating phases for the Slovenian goalkeeper who alternated errors marks with high-level performances such as those provided against Fiorentina e Sassuolo. Inzaghi’s Inter appears less solid than Conte’s but it is likely that some corrections will be made to the defensive phase in the next matches. As well as for Szczesny also the numbers of Handanovic, currently not exceptional, seem destined to improve.
Rui Patricio (Rome)
The number 1 of the Portuguese national team seems to have filled the gap in the goalkeeper that has influenced the last 3 seasons of the Roma. 3 clean sheets, 6.29 of MV AND 5.07 of FM.: undoubtedly positive numbers for a player who was perhaps slightly underestimated at the beginning of the season. The main unknown factor concerns the defensive hold of Roma in the big matches: the first test with Lazio in this sense did not give positive answers. To be taken in tandem with a goalkeeper who owns a small-medium sized one who can relieve him on the most demanding days on the card.
Juan Musso (Atalanta)
Start of the season slightly below expectations for the former Udinese goalkeeper who saw his numbers plummet in the last 2 matches against Inter and Milan, contributing among other things to the goal of the Rossoneri advantage. In the previous 5 games theAtalanta on the defensive level he had not disfigured by conceding only 4 goals. To be taken in pairs with his deputy Sportiello which could make him breathe in the matches immediately following the commitments with the national teams.
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Turin)
Probably the happiest surprise of this start of the season. The Torino he currently has the third least-beaten defense in the league and he is currently in third place in both the average rating and fantasy rankings, taking into consideration goalkeepers who have scored at least 5 appearances. The Turin of Juric has an excellent defensive and were it not for the penalties naively caused by Djidji against Lazio and Venice the Serbian goalkeeper would lead the league table clean sheet.
Bartlomiej Dragowski (Fiorentina)
He is currently the fourth goalkeeper in Serie A both by average rating and by fantasy, thanks also to the penalty saved by Insigne in the recent match against Napoli. Fiorentina’s defense up to now has proved to be quite solid with the small and medium-sized ones, not so much against the big ones. However, the Polish goalkeeper remains a good option, especially for those using the modifier. To be paired with his assistant Terracciano in order to overcome the physical problems of which he is occasionally a victim and with another goalkeeper of an average team.
Andrea Consiglio (Sassuolo)
Surprisingly so far the Sassuolo he has better numbers in the defensive phase than in the offensive one. 2 clean sheets, a maximum of 2 goals conceded per game for a total of 9 in 7 days, figures that make the black-green defense the sixth least beaten in the championship. Thanks also to Andrea’s contribution Advice, third goalkeeper for media vote e seventh per fantamedia despite the negative performance against Inter.
Marco Sivestri (Udinese)
11 goals conceded, 7 of which concentrated only in the matches against Napoli and Sampdoria. This means that in the remaining 5 matches the former Verona goalkeeper has collected only 4 goals while keeping the clean sheet 2 times, demonstrating the good defensive resistance of the Friulian team, especially against the small and medium-sized ones. He can be a good goalkeeper to alternate with an extreme defender of a top team.
Pepe Reina (Lazio)
certainly the most disappointing of the top team goalkeepers, above all due to the poor defensive resistance of Lazio which in the league has not yet managed to finish a match without conceding goals. At the moment only 7 teams have done worse than the Biancocelesti who have not yet found a good balance between the departments. The situation will likely improve over the course of the season but at the moment the former Napoli goalkeeper is certainly not to be considered among the top of the department.
Lukasz Skorupski (Bologna)
A singular start to the season for the Polish goalkeeper who kept a clean sheet in 3 circumstances, but suffered as many as 14 goals in the remaining 4 games. In the last match against Lazio Mihajlovic he lined up the team with a more cautious 3-4-1-2 which has given decidedly convincing answers so at least in the immediate future it is likely that it will continue on this path with possible benefits for the defensive phase and consequently for Skorupski.
Emil Audero (Sampdoria)
Speech similar to that of Skorupski. After a very promising start with 2 clean sheets and only 3 goals conceded in the first 4 games, 10 of them arrived in the following 3. Mister D’Aversa he has always paid great attention to the defensive phase and it is likely that at the resumption of the championship he will make some tactical corrections to a team that at the moment lacks balance between the departments.
Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli)
Another of the positive surprises of this start of the season also considering the proactive attitude of theEmpoli. At the moment the blue-white goalkeeper is third by average and tenth by fantamedia in front of much more titled and accredited colleagues. It can be a good option to complete the goalkeeper park together with a pair from a top team.
Lorenzo Montipò (Verona)
Fresh from the first seasonal clean sheet the former Verona goalkeeper is having a yield fantasy football lower than expectations above all due to the poor defensive resistance shown by the Scala team which appears less solid than the Juric management.
Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa)
By average rating he is the best goalkeeper in the league, on the level of the fantamedia however, he is only fifteenth due above all to the weakness of the rossoblu backlog, still unable to close a game without conceding goals. A safety for those who play with the modifier, for those who do not use it better to tack on other goalkeepers while waiting for the Genoa you find a solidity that at the moment does not have.
Alessio Cragno (Cagliari)
As well as Sirigu pays for the bad defensive performance of his team. This trend, however, seems destined to improve considering the conservative attitude adopted in the first management batches Mazzarri
Vid Belec (Salerno)
La Salernitana in Serie B he made defensive solidity his trademark but obviously with the leap in category the music has changed. However, after a difficult first impact in the last few races the team of Beavers seems to have found a decent defensive balance. And the Slovenian goalkeeper is surprisingly turning out to be a good option for the modifier. To be taken as a third goalkeeper to alternate with two other holders.
Luca Lezzerini / Niki Maenpaa (Venice)
Il Venezia has a fair defensive phase but their purchase is not recommended because they should be taken in pairs given the frequent physical problems of Lezzerini, designated holder.
Jeron Zoet (Spice)
5.79 of average grade and 3.5 of fantamedia, disastrous numbers that could soon cost him his place as a starter. Of course it is highly discouraged.
Di Giovanni Maggio