2014-15 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats

**Update** Please find the complete goalkeeper stats for the full 2014-15 season here.

Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the first half of the 2014-15 Premier League season:

2014-15 Premier League goalkeeper statsClick to enlarge

At the half-way stage of the season, 35 goalkeepers have made an appearance.

Seven goalkeepers have played every minute for their team this season: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tom Heaton (Burnley), David de Gea (Manchester United), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Asmir Begović (Stoke City), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) and Adrián (West Ham United).

 Clean Sheets

11 goalkeepers have kept at least five clean sheets in the opening 19 games of the season.

Premier League Clean Sheets 2014-15

At this stage last season there were four goalkeepers tied top for the Golden Glove, also with eight clean sheets.  Only Swansea City’s Łukasz Fabiański and Southampton’s Fraser Forster have reached that tally going into 2015.

Sunderland’s Costel Pantilimon has managed to keep a clean sheet on average every other game since replacing Vito Mannone.

Petr Čech has not conceded a goal in either of the two matches he has appeared in this season.  The Chelsea goalkeeper has not been forced into a single save either.

Arsenal’s Emiliano Martínez has kept two clean sheets in his four appearances.

Minutes per Goal Conceded

Premier League minutes per Goal Conceded

Amongst goalkeepers to have played at least half of their team’s games, Southampton’s Fraser Foster tops the list, averaging a goal conceded every 114 minutes.  Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City’s Joe Hart are the only other goalkeepers to go more than 100 minutes between goals against.

Manchester United’s David de Gea and Sunderland’s Pantilimon average exactly one goal conceded per game.

At the other end of the scale, Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel concedes a goal every 48 minutes, Queens Park Rangers’ Rob Green every 52 minutes and Everton’s Tim Howard every 56 minutes.

QPR’s Alex McCarthy conceded three goals in 90 minutes, therefore a goal every 30 minutes amongst all goalkeepers.  Notably, Newcastle’s Jak Alnwick has conceded a goal every 37 minutes and Liverpool’s Brad Jones a goal every 39.

Most Saves

Premier League goalkeeper most-saves 2014-15Newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers have had their goal peppered this season.  As well as conceding the most goals this season, their goalkeeper has been forced into the most saves also.

High-flying West Ham have relied on Adrián on 65 occasions this season with his save tally being as high as Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan.  Both of these more than Burnley’s Tom Heaton.

Thibaut Courtois and Tim Howard have both made 35 saves this season and Fraser Forster 36.  Courtois and Forster play behind solid defences whilst Howard is having a poor season following praise received during the summer at the World Cup.

Save Percentage

Premier League goalkeeper save percentage 2014-15Manchester United’s David de Gea has saved the highest percentage of shots faced amongst goalkeepers to have played at least half of their club’s games this season.  The highly-rated Spaniard has saved three-quarters of shots faced, narrowly better than Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan and Swansea City’s Łukasz Fabiański.

At the other end of the table, Everton’s Tim Howard has only saved 55.6% of shots faced.  The American is followed by Crystal Palace’s Julián Speroni (59.7%) and Hull City’s Allan McGregor (62.1%).

Notably, Brad Jones has saved only 44.4% of shots faced and Newcastle’s Jak Alnwick is at 47.6%.  These are the only goalkeepers to save fewer than half of the shots on target they have faced this season.

Data collected from Opta Sports

One Reply to “2014-15 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats”

  1. I don’t know how this stats have been compiled. I can’t believe that Joe Hart has made more saves per minute than all the keepers below him. 90% of the time Joe has nothing to do in a game. thanks to the defenders around him. When called upon the ball is in the back of the net. Teams know that now so the shoot from outside the penalty box. At least 80% of the goals he concedes are shots from outside the area. I have see every Man City match for the last two years.
    Goalies’ stats should never be based on ‘clean sheet’ because that is a collective effort, no entirely down to the goalkeeper.
    I am frustrated when I keep hearing how many clean sheet a keep has kept. The efforts of goalies of teams in a lesser teams will never be recognised when they prevent their teams from defeat extraordinary saves like Tim Howard did for the USA in the World Cup, even though his team did not win the cup.
    Please stop quoting clean sheets. I personally think it is the laziest way for commentators the assess the goalies.

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