2015-16 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats

Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the 2015-16 Premier League season:

2015-16 Premier League goalkeeper statsClick to enlarge

47 goalkeepers in all made an appearance; two more than last season.

Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel was the only goalkeeper to have played every minute for their team this season.  Watford’s Gomes was the only other goalkeeper to start every game, but the Brazilian missed the final 23 minutes of their 3-2 win at Aston Villa at the end of November.

Clean Sheets

10 goalkeepers kept at least nine clean sheets during the season, with Arsenal’s Petr Čech coming away with the Golden Gloves award in his first season at the Emirates.  Manchester City’s Joe Hart won this award with 14 clean sheets in 2014-15.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Clean Sheets
Petr Čech Arsenal 34 16
David de Gea Manchester United 34 15
Joe Hart Manchester City 35 15
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 38 15
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 37 13
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 34 11
Gomes Watford 38 11
Jack Butland Stoke City 31 10
Adrián West Ham United 32 9
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 37 9

Manchester United’s David de Gea, Manchester City’s Joe Hart and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel all finished one clean sheet behind the experienced Czech Republic international.

Crystal Palace’s Alex McCarthy made the most appearances (7) without keeping a single clean sheet.  He was followed by Bournemouth’s Adam Federici (6) and Stoke City’s Jakob Haugaard (5).

Minutes per Goal Conceded

Among goalkeepers to have played at least 15 Premier League games, Arsenal’s Petr Čech topped the list of minutes between goals conceded, allowing only one goal on average every 99 minutes. Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris was only one minute behind, whilst Fraser Forster, Kasper Schmeichel and David de Gea were the only other goalkeepers to go more than 90 minutes between goals against.

Goalkeeper Club Minutes Played Minutes per Goal Conceded
Petr Čech Arsenal 3,060 99
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 3,330 98
Fraser Forster Southampton 1,620 95
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 3,420 95
David de Gea Manchester United 3,060 93
Joe Hart Manchester City 3,110 86
Maarten Stekelenburg Southampton 1,530 81
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 1,350 79
Jack Butland Stoke City 2,790 75
Vito Mannone Sunderland 1,710 74

At the other end of the table, Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan averaged a goal against every 43 minutes, Sunderland’s Costel Pantilimon every 46 minutes and Newcastle’s Rob Elliot every 50 minutes.

Watford’s Giedrius Arlauskis technically conceded goals most frequently having conceded one in his 23-minute appearance this season.

Most Saves

Watford’s Gomes made the most saves during the season with 120 in all.  There were actually four goalkeepers who made more saves than this last season [see 2014-15 Premier League goalkeeper stats].  Swansea City’s Łukasz Fabiański was the next busiest goalkeeper, followed by Stoke City’s Jack Butland before an injury with England ended his season at the start of April.

Goalkeeper Club Minutes Played Saves
Gomes Watford 3,397 120
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 3,330 115
Jack Butland Stoke City 2,790 103
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 3,420 99
Adrián West Ham United 2,880 98
Petr Čech Arsenal 3,060 98
Brad Guzan Aston Villa 2,520 89
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 3,330 87
Tim Howard Everton 2,250 81
David de Gea Manchester United 3,060 81

Watford’s Giedrius Arlauskis, Bournemouth’s Ryan Allsop, Liverpool’s Ádám Bogdán and Bournemouth’s Adam Federici all conceded more goals than saves made in their brief spells on the pitch.

Save Percentage

Sunderland’s Vito Mannone proved pivotal in their dramatic escape from relegation as he lead the league in save percentage among all goalkeepers to have made at least 10 appearances this season.  His record was a very small fraction better than Golden Gloves winner Petr Čech, both 1.4% better than Fraser Forster in third place.

Goalkeeper Club Minutes Played Save %
Vito Mannone Sunderland 1,710 76.0%
Petr Čech Arsenal 3,060 76.0%
Fraser Forster Southampton 1,620 74.6%
Jack Butland Stoke City 2,790 73.6%
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 3,420 73.3%
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 1,350 72.1%
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 3,330 71.9%
Adrián West Ham United 2,880 71.5%
David de Gea Manchester United 3,060 71.1%
Gomes Watford 3,397 71.0%

At the bottom of the table, neither Giedrius Arlauskis or Ryan Allsop made a single save in their 23 or 45 minutes respectively.  Of those whom played at least five games, Bournemouth’s Adam Federici had a 46.4% save percentage, Stoke City’s Jakob Haugaard and West Ham’s Darren Randolph both had a 50% success rate.

Data collected from Opta Sports