Man Utd stopper tops PL keepers ranked on save percentage

Date published: Friday 7th May 2021 8:10 - Ian Watson

A delve into the goalkeeping stats reveals an easy choice for Ole and evidence of another wrong move by Arsenal…

 

It’s approaching decision time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he decides who might be his No.1 next season. If the Manchester United manager consults the raw stats, there appears to be a clear winner: the lad from Whitehaven wearing the kid’s baseball cap.

Some other takeaways from the Premier League keeper’s ranked by saves percentage…

– Ederson is quite good.

– Bernd Leno’s saves percentage has dropped by 10 per cent.

– Arsenal picked the wrong keeper last summer.

– Tottenham target Nick Pope is very marginally out-performing the bloke he’s rumoured to be replacing.

– Mat Ryan couldn’t stop a pig in a ginnel at Brighton before Arsenal took him off the Seagulls’ hands.

– Do Seagulls have hands? Probably not.

Sam Johnstone has been the busiest keeper in the Premier League this season.

– Jordan Pickford is having a better season, though it was a low bar.

 

Here are the Premier League keepers (to have played a minimum of 10 games) ranked by saves percentage:

 

1) Dean Henderson (Man Utd) – 82.4%
Games: 10
Shots on target faced: 34
Saves: 28
Goals against per 90 minutes: 0.63
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 75.2% (for Sheffield United)

 

2) Ederson (Man City) – 77.5%
Games: 33
Shots on target faced: 71
Saves: 55
Goals against per 90 minutes: 0.7
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 72.8%

3) Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa) – 77.0%
Games: 33
Shots on target faced: 148
Saves: 113
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.15
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 81% (in 9 games for Arsenal)

 

4) Nick Pope (Burnley) – 76.4%
Games: 31
Shots on target faced: 144
Saves: 110
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.19
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 71.1%

 


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5) Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – 76.2%
Games: 34
Shots on target faced: 126
Saves: 97
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.12
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 79.6%

 

6) Illan Meslier (Leeds) – 74.7%
Games: 33
Shots on target faced: 170
Saves: 128
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.55
Last season’s PL saves percentage: –

 

7) Robert Sanchez (Brighton) –  74.6%
Games: 23
Shots on target faced: 71
Saves: 54
Goals against per 90 minutes: 0.87
Last season’s PL saves percentage: –

 

8) Alphonse Areola (Fulham) – 74.1%
Games: 33
Shots on target faced: 139
Saves: 103
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.27
Last season’s PL saves percentage: –

 

9) Alisson (Liverpool) – 73.4%
Games: 28
Shots on target faced: 94
Saves: 68
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.04
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 72.2%

 

10) Jordan Pickford (Everton) – 71.6%
Games: 26
Shots on target faced: 19
Saves: 77
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.3
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 63.4%

 

11) Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) – 71.4%
Games: 28
Shots on target faced: 70
Saves: 50
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.79
Last season’s PL saves percentage: –

12) Sam Johnstone (West Brom) – 71.2%
Games: 33
Shots on target faced: 198
Saves: 141
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.91
Last season’s PL saves percentage: –

 

13) Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) – 69.5%
Games: 34
Shots on target faced: 118
Saves: 80
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.15
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 73.8%

 

14) Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United) – 68.9%
Games: 34
Shots on target faced: 183
Saves: 127
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.76
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 67.8% (for Bournemouth)

 

15) Łukasz Fabianski (West Ham) – 68.5%
Games: 32
Shots on target faced: 124
Saves: 88
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.31
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 68.4%

 

16) Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – 67.9%
Games: 31
Shots on target faced: 106
Saves: 76
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.14
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 77.6%

 


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17) David de Gea (Man Utd) – 67.5%
Games: 24
Shots on target faced: 77
Saves: 53
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.23
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 73.6%

 

18) Rui Patrício (Wolves) – 67.5%
Games: 34
Shots on target faced: 123
Saves: 84
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.35
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 67.5%

 

19) Karl Darlow (Newcastle) – 66.7%
Games: 25
Shots on target faced: 120
Saves: 81
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.72
Last season’s PL saves percentage: –

 

20) Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) – 65.6%
Games: 33
Shots on target faced: 154
Saves: 99
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.7
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 71.4%

 

21) Alex McCarthy (Southampton) – 64%
Games: 27
Shots on target faced: 125
Saves: 80
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.89
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 69.1%

 

22) Mat Ryan (Brighton and Arsenal) – 61.5% total (50% for Brighton, 88.9 for Arsenal)
Games: 11 for Brighton, 3 for Arsenal
Shots on target faced: 30 for Brighton, 9 for Arsenal
Saves: 16 for Brighton, 8 for Arsenal
Goals against per 90 minutes: 1.73 for Brighton, 0.67 for Arsenal
Last season’s PL saves percentage: 68.3%

 

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