Premier League goalkeepers ranked by expected goal statistics

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The Premier League plays host to some of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Sure, La Liga is lucky enough to have Jan Oblak and Marc-Andre ter Stegen on their books, but it was a shot-stopper who plies his trade on English shores that was named top dog in 2019.

Liverpool's decision to pay a then world-record fee for Alisson Becker has been vindicated and he was named the world's best goalkeeper at both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA ceremonies.

Outside of the ex-AS Roma man, there's also his compatriot Ederson, the ever-improving Kasper Schmeichel, Arsenal's Bernd Leno, Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga and many more.

Besides, perhaps the biggest argument for the Premier League having the best cohort of goalkeepers is the strength of the shot-stoppers lower down the table.

Premier League goalkeepers

Ben Foster is playing some of the best football of his life, Dean Henderson looks a real talent at Sheffield United and the likes of Martin Dubravka and Vicente Guaita are criminally underrated.

As a result, it should come as no surprise that football fans get up in arms when Premier League goalkeepers are compared to one another.

Here at GIVEMESPORT, we can certainly vouch for that fact having already sifted through the best number ones in the realm using both TierMaker and WhoScored.com.

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Expected goals statistics

But now we're getting more statistical than ever, calling upon data from StatsBomb that has emerged on Reddit this week to see how goalkeepers fared against expected goals.

In other words, have goalkeepers saved more shots that were expected to find the net or have they conceded more shots they were expected to save? Well, we have the answers.

The bigger the green bar, the more goalkeeper has been over-performing and a larger red bar means the opposite. You can check out the full graph down below:

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GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

De Gea's poor form is no longer a blip, it's a full-blown crisis.

Sure, there's still the odd spectacular save that rears its head, but mistakes have been creeping into De Gea's game for 18 months now and Henderson must be rubbing his hands together.

The fact of the matter is that the United loanee is having a better campaign and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should instate him as their number one next season on current trajectory.

London clubs Chelsea and Spurs could also do with looking at Arrizabalaga and Paulo Gazzaniga, considering they're both in the bottom five amongst players at struggling teams. 

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Meanwhile, top clubs could do a lot worse than looking at Lukasz Fabianski (although he has featured in just nine games), who is statistically the competition's leading 'keeper.

It goes to show that the measure of a team isn't also the measure of their goalkeeper.

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