Ederson Moraes Analysis
In a swift move last summer Guardiola quickly looked to address a goalkeeping headache which had plagued his first team at the Etihad with the signing of 24 year old Ederson from Benfica for £40m.
One of the Key aspects of why he was so coveted by Man City and Pep was his distribution, a player who is comfortable receiving the ball to feet and who exhibits a great range of passing both short and long.
If you compare Ederson’s passing percentage with last seasons keepers that finished in the top 5 it truly shows how far ahead he is.
Player Name Pass success percentage %
Ederson Moraes 84.1%
Simon Mignolet 67.9%
Thibaut Courtois 66.1%
Hugo Lloris 65 %
David De Gea 57.8%
Almost 20% more than his closest counterpart is quite staggering and much of Manchester City’s success has stemmed from how comfortable they are at building an attack from the back and that they can get out of trouble by passing back to Ederson.
This is all well and good but should you include him in your fantasy squad? In Yahoo! Fantasy Football he is currently on a £15 salary which makes him the 3rd most xpensive keeper however at 8.0 points per game average this is a decent return, furthermore a positive next 4 fixtures means that investment could be very prudent.
Leicester City (A)
Huddersfield Town (A)
West Ham United (H)