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Costel Pantilimon

Goalkeeper     Sunderland  Premier


Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Nationality:  Romania    

March 4, 2015    Costel Pantilimon News

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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.

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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.

February 7, 2015

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Pantilimon made six saves en route to a 1-1 draw against Swansea Saturday.

Pantilimon kept Sunderland alive in the match as the offense was only able to contribute four shots in the uneven draw. Pantilimon has had to make three saves or more in every match since Christmas and he's become a top notch option at goalie for his ability to make saves in correlation with his bad defense. Sunderland have a couple of favorable matches approaching as they host QPR and West Brom in their next two matches.

January 31, 2015

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Pantilimon picked up a clean sheet and a yellow card, making four saves in the 2-0 win over Burnley Saturday.

After being out-shot by 61 shots their last three matches, Sunderland were only out shot in this match by five and Pantilimon had his least busy day in quite some time. Pantilimon is a very talented keeper with an incredible wing span and his ability to make saves on a bad defensive team will keep him fantasy relevant all season long. He should be busy once again next Saturday when Sunderland travel to Wales to take on Swansea.

January 17, 2015

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Pantilimon had an eventful game Saturday, making six saves en route to a 2-1 loss to Tottenham.

Pantilimon was on his heels all game long as Spurs' dominated and out-shot Sunderland 25-8. This is quite the theme for Sunderland as they have been out-shot an incredible 78-17 in their last three matches. The one positive here is that Pantilimon has plenty of opportunities to makes saves as Sunderland sport one of the worst defenses around. If the defense doesnt improve, Sunderland could be relegated at the end of the season. Pantilimon and Sunderland have a nice matchup in two weeks after a short break when they host Burnley in whats a crucial game for both squads.

January 10, 2015

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Pantilimon made three saves but allowed the only goal of the game in the 1-0 loss to Liverpool Saturday.

It was a solid performance as Pantilimon was tested all afternoon, with his team getting outshot 21-5. Pantilimon looks like a solid keeper with his lengthy wing span and ability to make tough saves. He'll be a reliable source for saves for the remainder of the season and will likely have to make another 3+ in their next match against Tottenham next Saturday.