Quality Keepers courtesy of Big Man Big Hands

http://bigmanbighands.wordpress.com is the place to be – a superb goalkeeping blog from a future England international (you heard it here first)! Here’s an extract from their latest post:

Who has been the Premier League’s best goalkeeper so far this season?

David de Gea? Petr Cech? Joe Hart? How about rising star Jack Butland? Or Tottenham’s shot-stopper Hugo Lloris? While Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois has seen his game time limited by injury, that quintet have stood out. But do the stats put them ahead of the rest?

Minutes played

Seven Premier League goalkeepers have played every minute of their team’s matches so far this season, including Stoke City’s Butland and Arsenal’s Cech. Lloris missed Spurs’ opening day 1-0 defeat at Manchester United but has played every game in the Premier League since then, helping his club record the best defensive record in the division – Tottenham have conceded just 16 goals in 20 games.


Butland has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper this season, dealing with an average of 3.85 shots on target per match. Cech’s 66 saves – the third highest in the Premier League – shows just how much Arsenal have relied on him. He’s made 25 more saves than Manchester City’s Hart.

Save percentage

As well as being the busiest goalkeeper in the division in terms of saves made, Butland has also registered the best save percentage. The Stoke shot-stopper has kept out 78.05 per cent of shots headed for his goal…

You can read the rest of that post and find out who has been the best so far this season, plus a load more great keeping content at http://bigmanbighands.wordpress.com

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