England stopper ranks best for Premier League keepers, Mendy struggling, Ward woeful

Date published: Wednesday 21st September 2022 3:17 - News Desk

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford celebrates during the Merseyside derby.

Jordan Pickford has denied his opponents more goals than any other top-flight keeper. Leicester may be ruing their Kasper Schmeichel decision.

 

Jordan Pickford has started the season in fine form, where he left off last season. The Everton keeper has the best PSxG – GA figure in the Premier League.

What the f*** does that mean, you ask? PSxG+/- is the number of goals a keeper has conceded minus the expected goals against their team. Everton’s xGA is 9.4; Pickford has conceded only six, giving him a score of +3.4.

Robert Sanchez has also been showing why we’ve touted him for Chelsea, while Edouard Mendy has also demonstrated why we’ve touted Sanchez for Chelsea.

Nick Pope is firming up his place in the England squad, while Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson have conceded more than expected.

Leicester opted against signing a goalkeeper to replace Kasper Schmeichel in the summer and Brendan Rodgers might be cursing that decision while watching Danny Ward flail in the Foxes goal.

Manchester City’s Ederson has conceded a goal for every other shot he’s faced on target, while Neto is proving a smart signing with the Bournemouth keeper starting his Premier League career with the highest save percentage.

With thanks to FBREF, Here’s how the Prem keepers rank for PSxG+/-, with only keepers who have played at least three games eligible.

 

1) Jordan Pickford (Everton): +3.4
Games: 6
Shots on target faced: 31 (5th highest in PL)
Goals conceded: 6
Expected goals against: 9.4
Saves percentage: 83.9 (PL ranking: 2nd)

 

2) Robert Sanchez (Brighton): +2.6
Games: 6
Shots on target faced: 17 (19th)
Goals conceded: 5
Expected goals against: 5.6
Saves percentage: 70.6 (9th)

 

3) Nick Pope (Newcastle): +2.4
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 38 (3rd)
Goals conceded: 7
Expected goals against: 9.4
Saves percentage: 81.6 (3rd)

 

4) Bernd Leno (Fulham): +2.3
Games: 5
Shots on target faced: 28 (7th)
Goals conceded: 9
Expected goals against: 11.3
Saves percentage: 71.4 (7th)

 

5) José Sá (Wolves): +1.4
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 25 (13th)
Goals conceded: 7
Expected goals against: 7.4
Saves percentage: 71.4 (6th)

 

6) Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa): +1.1
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 26 (6th)
Goals conceded: 10
Expected goals against: 10.1
Saves percentage: 65.5 (13th)

 

7) Neto (Bournemouth): +0.7
Games: 3
Shots on target faced: 11 (21st)
Goals conceded: 3
Expected goals against: 3.7
Saves percentage: 90.9 (1)

 

8) Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace): +0.5
Games: 6
Shots on target faced: 24 (14th)
Goals conceded: 9
Expected goals against: 8.5
Saves percentage: 62.5 (16th)

 

9) Alisson (Liverpool): +0.1
Games: 6
Shots on target faced: 18 (18th)
Goals conceded: 6
Expected goals against: 6.1
Saves percentage: 72.2 (5th)

 

10) David de Gea (Manchester United): +0.1
Games: 6
Shots on target faced: 25 (12th)
Goals conceded: 8
Expected goals against: 8.1
Saves percentage: 68 (11th)

 

11) Łukasz Fabiański (West Ham): 0.0
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 19 (17th)
Goals conceded: 7
Expected goals against: 6
Saves percentage: 68.4 (10th)

 


 

12) Dean Henderson (Nottingham Forest): -0.3
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 43 (highest in Prem)
Goals conceded: 17
Expected goals against: 16.7
Saves percentage: 60.5 (17th)

 

13) Ederson (Manchester City): -0.6
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 12 (20th)
Goals conceded: 6
Expected goals against: 4.4
Saves percentage: 50 (19th)

 

14) Hugo Lloris (Tottenham): –0.7
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 22 (15th)
Goals conceded: 7
Expected goals against: 6.3
Saves percentage: 72.7 (4th)

 

15) Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal): –0.9
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 20 (16th)
Goals conceded: 7
Expected goals against: 5.1
Saves percentage: 65 (15th)

 

16) Illan Meslier (Leeds): –1.4
Games: 6
Shots on target faced: 26 (10th)
Goals conceded: 10
Expected goals against: 8.6
Saves percentage: 65.4 (14th)

 

17) Mark Travers (Bournemouth): –1.7
Games: 4
Shots on target faced: 27 (9th)
Goals conceded: 16
Expected goals against: 12.3
Saves percentage: 40.7 (23rd)

 

Edouard Mendy speaks about Liverpool

 

18) Edouard Mendy (Chelsea): –1.9
Games: 6
Shots on target faced: 27 (9th)
Goals conceded: 9
Expected goals against: 7.1
Saves percentage: 66.7 (12th)

 

19) David Raya (Brentford): –2.1
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 42 (2nd)
Goals conceded: 12
Expected goals against: 9.9
Saves percentage: 71.4 (8th)

 

20) Gavin Bazunu (Southampton): –2.5
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 26 (11th)
Goals conceded: 11
Expected goals against: 7.5
Saves percentage: 57.7 (18th)

 

21) Danny Ward (Leicester): –6.1
Games: 7
Shots on target faced: 36 (4th)
Goals conceded: 22
Expected goals against: 14.9
Saves percentage: 41.7 (20th)

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