The 11 outfield Premier League players with the best FIFA 20 goalkeeping stats

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Kyle Walker in goal was the last thing that people expected from Atalanta vs Manchester City on Wednesday night.

In what should have been a routine win for the Citizens, they finished the game with Walker between the sticks after Ederson picked up an injury and Claudio Bravo received a red card.

Pep Guardiola ensured that Walker wasn't called into action too much during the final 10 minutes, but the defender-turned-goalkeeper still made a save from Ruslan Malinovskyi's free kick.

All in all, it was an amusing Champions League tidbit and got people thinking: of all the secret goalkeepers out there, who's the greatest of them all?

It's a pretty tough question to answer, but we've called upon FIFA 20 statistics - courtesy of the data at FIFA Index - to suss out how Premier League players would fare between the sticks.

Best outfield goalkeepers

Your guess as to how EA Sports have drawn up some of these numbers is as good as ours, but the fact there's two obvious winners suggests it's more than randomisation.

From there on in, the statistics bunch together and we've implemented an entry standard of two 16 ratings across the five areas: positioning, diving, handling, kicking and positioning. 

So, without further ado, check out the best outfield goalkeepers that the Premier League has to offer:

11. Davy Propper (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Reflexes: 6
Diving: 16
Handling: 8
Kicking: 16
Positioning: 9

Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

10. Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United)

Reflexes: 12
Diving: 16
Handling: 16
Kicking: 7
Positioning: 7

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9. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth)

Reflexes: 8
Diving: 16
Handling: 14
Kicking: 7
Positioning: 16

Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

8. Ben Gibson (Burnley)

Reflexes: 11
Diving: 12
Handling: 8
Kicking: 16
Positioning: 16

Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir - UEFA Europa League Third Round Qualifier: Second Leg

7. Neil Taylor (Aston Villa)

Reflexes: 6
Diving: 15
Handling: 16
Kicking: 14
Positioning: 16

Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa - Pre-Season Friendly

6. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur)

Reflexes: 14
Diving: 6
Handling: 16
Kicking: 14
Positioning: 16

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Premier League

5. Jonny Evans (Leicester City)

Reflexes: 15
Diving: 12
Handling: 16
Kicking: 16
Positioning: 8

Leicester City v Atalanta - Pre-Season Friendly

4. Chris Wood (Burnley)

Reflexes: 16
Diving: 14
Handling: 16
Kicking: 16
Positioning: 7

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3. Ashley Young (Manchester United)

Reflexes: 15
Diving: 16
Handling: 10
Kicking: 15
Positioning: 16

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United - Premier League

2. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City)

Reflexes: 23
Diving: 22
Handling: 22
Kicking: 28
Positioning: 24

Norwich City v Swansea City - Premier League

1. Phil Jagielka (Sheffield United)

Reflexes: 34
Diving: 32
Handling: 33
Kicking: 38
Positioning: 32

Sheffield United v Arsenal

Emergency FIFA goalkeepers?

If you remember Jagielka's performance in goal against Arsenal in 2006, you can probably establish why the Sheffield United man has been given top spot by miles and miles.

But as to why Tettey is also head and shoulders above the rest? We have absolutely no idea and can't find evidence of the Norwich midfielder either playing in goal or claiming that he used to.

And after that, it seems to be a lottery. We're inclined to believe that players like Evans and Alderweireld would be as surprised to see their names here as we are.

However, statistics certainly matter on FIFA and if you're unlucky enough to see both your shot stoppers dismissed, this data could be the difference between winning and losing.

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