2017-18 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats

Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the first half of the 2017-18 Premier League season:

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30 goalkeepers have entered the field in the Premier League so far this season.

Petr Čech (Arsenal), Asmir Begović (Bournemouth), Mat Ryan (Brighton & Hove Albion), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jonas Lössl (Huddersfield Town), Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), David de Gea (Manchester United) and Łukasz Fabiański (Swansea City) have played every minute for their teams so far this season.

Clean Sheets

Manchester United’s David de Gea currently leads the way in the race for the Golden Glove having kept 10 clean sheets; one more than Arsenal’s Petr Čech and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Clean Sheets
David de Gea Manchester United 19 10
Petr Čech Arsenal 19 9
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 19 9
Nick Pope Burnley 16 8
Ederson Manchester City 19 8
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 18 7
Mat Ryan Brighton & Hove Albion 19 7
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 17 6
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 19 6
Jonas Lössl Huddersfield Town 19 6

To be classed as a clean sheet a goalkeeper needs to have played at least 60 minutes in a game without conceding

Burnley’s Tom Heaton and Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow have played the most games without keeping a single clean sheet this season – 4 each.

Minutes per Goal Conceded

The Premier League’s top two clubs excel when it comes to shutting out the opposition.  Both Manchester City and Manchester United have conceded only 12 goals through 19 games so far this season but as Ederson missed the second half of his side’s 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool earlier this season it is David de Gea who narrowly tops this chart.  Burnley’s Nick Pope is having an excellent season in place of the injured Tom Heaton and ranks third so far this season.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Mins per Goal Conceded
David de Gea Manchester United 19 143
Ederson Manchester City 19 139
Nick Pope Burnley 16 128
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 19 122
Adrián West Ham United 5 90
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 18 90
Julián Speroni Crystal Palace 10 82
Petr Čech Arsenal 19 74
Mat Ryan Brighton & Hove Albion 19 74
Rob Elliot Newcastle United 15 68

Minimum 5 appearances

At the other end of the able, Orestis Karnezis made an appearance for the final 31 minutes of Watford’s 2-3 loss to Everton in which he conceded all three goals, and therefore averages a goal against every 10 minutes, 20 seconds so far this season.  Stoke City’s Lee Grant is next, conceding a goal every 39 minutes on average in his three appearances this season.  Newcastle’s Karl Darlow has conceded a goal every 40 minutes in his four appearances.

Most Saves

Swansea City will prop up the Premier League table on Christmas Day and their goalkeeper has been very busy this season.  Łukasz Fabiański has made 75 saves in 19 games – six more than David de Gea who is next on the list.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Saves
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 19 75
David de Gea Manchester United 19 69
Fraser Forster Southampton 19 66
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 19 61
Nick Pope Burnley 16 60
Jordan Pickford Everton 19 59
Mat Ryan Brighton & Hove Albion 19 58
Asmir Begović Bournemouth 19 57
Gomes Watford 19 48
Jack Butland Stoke City 16 46

Watford’s Orestis Karnezis didn’t make a single save of the three he faced at Everton earlier this season. whilst Claudio Bravo wasn’t called into action during his 45 minute run out versus Liverpool for Manchester City.

Save Percentage

Manchester United’s David de Gea is widely-regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world right now and the save percentage column backs that up.  Not only has the Spaniard saved 85% of the shots he’s faced this season but he’s made some top drawer saves too.  Burnley’s Nick Pope is also excelling in this category, also denying 85% of the shots he’s faced – 11% more than Łukasz Fabiański who is third on the list.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Save %
David de Gea Manchester United 19 85%
Nick Pope Burnley 16 85%
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 19 74%
Fraser Forster Southampton 19 73%
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 19 73%
Mat Ryan Brighton & Hove Albion 19 72%
Adrián West Ham United 5 71%
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 19 70%
Ederson Manchester City 19 70%
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 18 68%

Among regular goalkeepers, Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet (17 appearances) and West Ham’s Joe Hart (14 appearances) prop up this category, each only saving 55% of the shots they’ve faced so far this season.

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Data collected from Opta Sports