As Manchester City have found out to their dismay, you can have the best attack in the world but without a top goalkeeper, you'll win nothing.
Goalkeepers are highly undervalued in today's game with prevalent goal scorers frequently monopolising individual awards.
In fact in the long history of the Ballon d'Or only one goalkeeper, Lev Yashin, has ever been awarded the prize.
But the safehands of the Premier League will go neglected no more as we aim to get their vital match contributions recognised alongside that of top goal scorers.
We start with this top 10 countdown of the best performing goalkeepers of the Premier League so far this season*.
*The top 10 has come courtesy of EA Sports' player performance index (PPI) - the only index recognised by the Premier League.