Ranked 5 Premier League Goalkeepers Who Are Good at Catching the Ball Based on Statistics

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“No. 2 and 3 are quite surprising because they come from a mediocre club.”

ONENEWS.MY.ID – In a competition as tight as the Premier League, scoring goals is not an easy job. In addition to a solid opponent’s defense, the presence of a formidable goalkeeper is also very difficult for the forward players.

For a long time, the Premier League has been flooded with top-notch goalkeepers from various countries. They not only enlivened the English highest caste football competition, but also became stars. Some can even become legends that are remembered to this day.

Peter Schmeichel and his son Kasper for example. They are the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Both are known for often stressing opposing forwards heavily.

But, the Premier League is not just Schmeichel. There are many other goalkeepers who are no less great. Some of them are known as good at catching the ball alias thwarting the opponent’s attack with his hands.

The following is a ranking of 5 goalkeepers in the Premier League who are statistically very good at catching the ball:

5. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)

This one goalkeeper has almost a decade with Tottenham Hotspur. And, Hugo Lloris has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers ever.

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Despite Spurs’ inconsistency this season, Lloris has played a vital role in saving the net from conceding with his brilliant saves. The French goalkeeper has conceded 18 Premier League goals, faced 60 shots and prevented an average of 1.5 of them.

4. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

Since his arrival at the start of the 2020/2021 season, Edouard Mendy has become an important player for Chelsea, including when they won the Champions League trophy. His role between the crossbars has brought a lot of stability to the Blues back line.

The Senegalese had an amazing first season. He recorded 16 clean sheets with a save percentage of 70.5 percent. Mendy has also done well in the 2021/2022 season, keeping eight clean sheets in 19 games.

Mendy has faced 58 shots this season and conceded just 14 goals. With a save percentage of 82.8 per cent, the goalkeeper has prevented an average of 1.7 goals per game in the Premier League campaign this season.

3. Robert Sanchez (Brighton and Hove Albion)

The Premier League is full of surprises. This season, Brighton and Hove Albion delivered some surprises in the early stages of the league. Having stayed in the top six for a while, the Seagulls struggled with consistency as time went on.

Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez played an important role in helping Brighton have a good run in the Premier League. The Spanish goalkeeper made some incredible saves.

He only conceded 16 times in 17 games. With a save percentage of 78.1 per cent, Sanchez has saved 2.1 goals per game this season against a total of 64 shots.

2. Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

With the departure of Rui Patricio to AS Roma, Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Jose Sa at the start of the 2021/2022 season. The transfer has gone well for the club and the player. Then, Wolves conceded just 14 goals in 18 games with Sa as goalkeeper.

The Portuguese goalkeeper looks confident, tough, and very effective in guarding his goal. His excellent reflexes combined with his ability to stop shots were very important for Wolves.

Sa has a save percentage of 85.1 percent in the 2021/2022 season, having faced 67 shots. His shot-stopping ability has helped prevent an average of 6.7 goals so far.

1. David de Gea (Manchester United)

Loyalty is well personified by David de Gea. He has stuck with Manchester United, even in the worst times in the Premier League. This Spanish goalkeeper is arguably one of the best goalkeepers to have ever played for the Red Devils.

With his acrobatic saves, superb reading and brilliant reflexes, De Gea has become a huge asset between the crossbars. If it weren’t for him, United would have conceded more goals this season.

Playing in his 11th Premier League campaign for United, De Gea has kept just four clean sheets this season. United’s defense is to blame. Because, De Gea has actually saved 57 of the 81 shots he faced. The Spanish goalkeeper has prevented an average of 7.6 goals this season.

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