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Costel Pantilimon

Goalkeeper     Sunderland  Premier


Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Nationality:  Romania    

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Pantilimon had a rough game Saturday, making only one save in the 4-1 loss to Crystal Palace Saturday.

With how many shots Sunderland allows, games like this will happen for Pantilimon. Pantilimon has avoided the big blowout losses by making saves, but there was no stopping this Palace outburst today in a crucial relegation battle game. Sunderland have an even tougher matchup next Saturday when they travel to Arsenal.

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April 5, 2015

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Pantilimon grabbed a clean sheet making only a single save in the 1-0 win over Newcastle.

This was the least amount of saves Pantilimon has had to make all year and it came in Sunderland's biggest rivalry game. Pantilimon has been fantastic since filling in for Vito Mannone and has garnered attention from bigger clubs with his form. Pantilimon and Sunderland have a good matchup next Saturday when they host Crystal Palace.

March 21, 2015

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Pantilimon made three saves and conceded a single goal in the 88th minute to lose a heartbreaker in the 1-0 loss to West Ham Saturday.

Pantilimon and Sunderland made it a definite priority to defend in this match and they should have been rewarded a clean sheet, but were undone late to blow a crucial draw. Sunderland are barely surviving right now and if it weren't for Pantilimon providing endless saves, Sunderland would surely be in the drop zone. Pantilimon is still a top notch fantasy option and will look to continue making saves as he has a huge rivalry game in two weeks time when Sunderland host Newcastle.

March 14, 2015

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Pantilimon had a rough game Saturday, conceding four goals and making four saves in the 4-0 loss to Aston Villa.

Pantilimon continues to provide saves, but his defense continues to play horribly in front of him. In a fantasy format that rewards saves, Pantilimon is a stud. In contrast, in a format that takes value away for goals, Pantilimon is far less valuable. In his last three games he has made 16 saves and allowed seven goals to emphasize the contrast. Pantilimon will look to bounce back next Saturday when Sunderland travel to West Ham.

March 4, 2015

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Pantilimon made five saves and conceded a single goal in the 1-1 draw to Hull City Tuesday.

Pantilimon has been fantastic this season since securing the starting role and now has 80 saves in just 19 games. He also has seven clean sheets in that span and has put himself atop the ranks of the best goalie options in fantasy. Look for him to continue to provide saves as Sunderland's defense is dreadful and Pantilimon has an amazing ability to make tough saves. Pantilimon and Sunderland host Aston Villa in their next match on the 10th.

February 28, 2015

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Pantilimon had a very busy day Saturday, as he made seven saves in the 2-0 loss to Manchester United.

Pantilimon had to be very active Saturday as Man Utd had 30 shots, 74% possession, and a man up in the mismatch. This was just one of those games for Sunderland, but as for fantasy, the seven saves were fairly valuable for Pantilimon. After making only three saves in his past two matches, Pantilimon was back at it Saturday adding another seven to his impressive tally of 75. He would likely be in first in saves if he started the campaign over the likes of Vito Mannone. Sunderland have a very important match this Tuesday, when they play another relegation-battle team in Hull City.

February 21, 2015

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Pantilimon made one save en route to a clean sheet in the scoreless draw against West Brom Saturday.

Sunderland dominated possession in the match and Pantilimon was asked to do very little as he cruised to an easy clean sheet. After having an impressive stretch of saves he's only has to make three in his past two matches. It's tough to say whether it's the defense that is playing better or if it's just dumb luck because Sunderland have only one win in the past two months. Pantilimon and Sunderland have a brutal matchup next Saturday when they travel to Old Trafford to take on an angry Manchester United

February 11, 2015

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Pantilimon conceded two goals and made two saves in the 2-0 loss to QPR Tuesday.

It was a disappointing performance for Pantilimon and Sunderland as they finally got a friendly matchup against a lower ranked club, but couldn't capitalize and struggled defensively against a bad squad. Pantilimon is almost a better option against better teams in fantasy terms, simply due to the fact that he is asked to do more and has the ability to make difficult saves, even without a clean sheet. Sunderland host West Brom two Saturdays from now in a match the Black Cats need to get some points.