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The best Goalkeepers in the Premier League Right Now

by Sawongam

Ederson (Manchester City)

The best goalkeeper in the Premier League 2019-20 season in terms of the number of clean sheets earned, Ederson is the 26-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper of Manchester City who tops the list of best Premier League goalkeepers in 2019-20 season with a total of 16 clean sheets earned.

Ederson has been playing for Manchester City since 2017 and has earned 52 clean sheets in his 109 league appearances for them which translates to almost one clean sheet in every two appearances he has made for the Premier League club since joining them.

Ederson has conceded a total number of 28 goals this season that when divided by the number of his league appearances for Man City (109) gets him a goals-conceded-to-appearance ratio of 0.25. That means Ederson has conceded a goal in every 4 league appearances he has made for the Premier League club on average.

Ederson is also the winner of Premier League Golden Glove this season which is an award given to the goalkeeper in a Premier League season who has kept the most number of clean sheets in that season. Ederson was also named in the UEFA Champions League Breakthrough 11 in the same season he joined Manchester City (2017).

Nick Pope (Burnley)

Ranking second on the list of top 10 Premier League goalkeepers in 2019-20 season, Nick Pope is the 28-year-old English goalkeeper of Burnley who keeps the most number of clean sheets this season (15) after the Brazilian Ederson.

Pope has joined Burnley since 2016 and in his 73 league appearances for the Premier League club he has kept 24 clean sheets in total which translates to one clean sheet in every three appearances.

Pope has also made the most number of high claims this season with 52 claims in total and a wide margin with the second position on the list of most number of high claims made by Premier League best goalkeepers occupied by Ben Foster of Watford with 30 high claims.

And with 122 saves he has made this season, Pope ranks fourth on the list of most saves made this season by Premier League best goalkeepers.

On the list of clearances made this season by Premier League best goalkeepers, Nick Pope ranks sixth jointly with Bernd Leno of Arsenal with a total of 26 clearances.

So with all these records, we can say Nick Pope is among the top 6 goalkeepers in the Premier League 2019-20 season when it comes to the number of clean sheets kept, and saves and clearances made.

David de Gea (Manchester United)

The 29-year-old Spanish goalkeeper of Manchester United, David de Gea, is the third best goalkeeper in EPL in 2019-20 season in regard to the number of clean sheets kept.

He has actually earned 13 clean sheets this season which puts him on the third position jointly with Rui Patricio of Wolverhampton Wonderers who has also earned 13 clean sheets this season.

De Gea has been serving Manchester United since 2011 and in the 313 appearances, he has made for the Premier League giants he has managed to keep 113 clean sheets.

That means de Gea has kept a clean sheet in every 2.76 appearances he has made for Manchester United. If we just omit those 13s – we mean those 13s in 113 and 313, de Gea has kept a clean sheet exactly in every 3 appearances he has made for the Premier League club.

And although de Gea is just behind Nick Pope by one position on the list of most clean sheets kept by best Premier League goalkeepers, he’s behind Pope by a wider margin on the list of most saves and high claims made in this season of the Premier League.

The Spaniard ranks 13th jointly with Alisson of Liverpool on the list of high claims with 10 claims and 9th on the list of most saves jointly with Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City with 96 saves made. It is as Pope ranks 4th on the list of saves and 1st on the list of high claims made in this season of the Premier League.

Alisson (Liverpool)

Like David de Gea, Alisson has also managed to keep 13 clean sheets in this season of the Premier League along with Rui Patricio of Wolverhampton Wonderers and Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City.

So why have we preferred Alisson to these goalkeepers? Because Alisson has earned a number of honors and titles the above-mentioned goalkeepers haven’t.

Alisson was named the Best FIFA Goalkeeper in 2019, Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year in 2017-18 season, and UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season in 2018-19 season.

He has also won Premier League Golden Glove in 2018-19 season, and Globe Soccer Awards Best Goalkeeper of the Year in 2018 and 2019. And these are only a few of the awards the 27-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper has won so far.

In truth, the only goalkeeper who can compete with Alisson in terms of the number of titles and honors earned, is David de Gea. If we were to sort the best goalkeepers in the Premier League based on the number of titles won, Alisson and De Gea would surely rank first and second on the list, but since our list of best goalkeepers in the Premier League is based on the number of clean sheets kept, these two rank third and fourth on the list.

Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wonderers)

The 32-year-old Portuguese goalkeeper of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rui Patricio is the third goalkeeper jointly with David de Gea of Manchester United and Alisson of Liverpool with the most number of clean sheets (13) in this season of Premier League.

Patricio has been serving Wolverhampton Wanderers since 2018 and has kept 20 clean sheets in total in his 75 appearances for the Premier League club.

That means Patricio has earned one clean sheet in almost every four appearances he has made for Wolverhamtpon Wonderers, however, since he has earned twice as much cleans sheets this season than the previous season, we can say he’s made progress this season, though not in every aspect.

Although Patricio is a tall keeper, he has finished 8th jointly with Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea, Aaron Ramsdale of AFC Bournemouth, and Mat Ryan of Brighton and Hove Albion on the list of most high claims made by Premier League goalkeepers this season with 20 high claims made this season.

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