The quality of goalkeeping in the Premier League has never been better, thanks to the likes of Alisson, David De Gea, and Ederson. But who amongst them is at the top after 22 games?
If Alisson has managed to keep Liverpool at the top, another Brazilian shot-stopper, Ederson, is helping Manchester City chase the Reds. And in the other part of Manchester, a Spaniard beast named David De Gea has recently returned from his exceptional performance at the Wembley.
Let us look at the ‘Top 5 Goalkeepers in the Premier League after matchday 22:
5. Ben Foster (Watford):
The huge chunk of credit must go to Ben Foster for Watford’s current position in the Premier League. The 7th placed club had Foster to thank once again against Crystal Palace as the Hornets won 2-1. The shot-stopper made 6 saves last week, taking his season tally to 67.
4. Ederson (Manchester City):
Despite the fact that Ederson had little to nothing to do on Monday night against Wolves, the Brazilian simply cannot be kept out of the Top 5 when you take the whole season into consideration. The City goalkeeper has kept 9 clean sheets so far and play a crucial role in following Pep Guardiola’s tactics with his passing abilities and an odd but pin-point long ball.
3. Alisson (Liverpool):
Liverpool have conceded just 10 goals in the Premier League so far and Alisson Becker has played the equally important role in maintaining those numbers along with Virgil Van Dijk. The Brazilian has kept 13 clean sheets and has made 48 saves in 22 games, helping The Reds to stay 4 points clear at the top.
2. Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham):
It is easy to ignore Lukasz Fabianski for this list as the Polish goalkeeper has kept just four clean sheets so far. But what if I tell you he has made the most saves in the ongoing campaign? Yes, the veteran has made 83 saves in 22 games, with 3 of them coming against Arsenal in an impressive 1-0 victory for West Ham on Saturday.
1. David De Gea (Manchester United):
This guy needs no introduction and at this point, he doesn’t need any explanation to back his inclusion in this list either. The Spaniard was at his absolute best at the Wembley, making 11 saves and saving Manchester United from what looked like at least a certain draw if not a defeat. And to make those saves against the likes of Harry Kane, Son, and Dele Alli just makes it all even better.