Most generous Premier League fantasy goalkeepers

Posted by John Culea

Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC/Getty ImagesBrad Guzan conceded 65 goals last season for Aston Villa including a whopping eight at Stamford Bridge.

Minding the nets in the Premier League is a daunting task, especially in the 2012-2013 season when a near record 1,063 goals were scored.

While Manchester City's Joe Hart was the best goalkeeper with 18 clean sheets and conceded just 34 goals in 38 matches, and West Ham's Jussi Jaaskelainen had a league-high 166 saves, which GKs leaked the most goals?

Brad Guzan, Aston Villa
The American played in 36 games and conceded 65 goals. Aston Villa's porous defense allowed nearly 17 shots on goal a game. Not surprising, the 28-year-old Guzan only kept his sheets clean five times. Guzan recorded 114 saves and despite the assault on his goal, was instrumental in staving off Villa's relegation.

Ali Al Habsi, Wigan
Al Habsi was part of the Latics' disastrous relegation season and surrendered an astounding 57 goals in 29 games. His goalkeeping looks even worse when you consider that Wigan gave up 14 shots on goal a game (compared with Aston Villa's 17) and Al Habsi had only 85 saves (averaging less than three a match). It remains to be seen where the battle-fatigued 31-year-old Omani will end up.

Mark Schwarzer, Fulham
While Schwarzer was the fifth best fantasy point-producer among PL goalkeepers, he conceded 57 goals in 36 matches. The Cottagers were favorite targets for opponents and the 40-yer-old Australian made 137 saves, including three penalty rejections. Schwarzer had just eight cleans sheets and by his choice, left Fulham and was signed by Chelsea to back up Petr Cech in 2013-2014.

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