The Premier League also called the English Premier League or the EPL is the top level of the English football league system. With 20 participating clubs, it functions on a system of promotion and relegation. The Seasons run from August to May with each team playing a total of 38 matches which decide their fate in the competition.
The league has been more than just a competitive event for football fans all across the globe. The most recent season of Premier League (i.e) 2020-21 turned out to be one of the best ones’s ever witnessed. More than the thrill to watch their favourite strikers dig in the back of the net, it turned out to be a wonderful season for the goalkeepers too.
Fans got to witness some of the best shot-stoppers in the business at the competition while some were extremely disappointed with their performances. Goalkeepers have always been one of the most integral parts of a team in every stage of a game.
Goalkeepers are pressured more than any other players in the world of football, as their mistakes make bigger headlines than the saves they make. The 2020-21 season was no different, as they made some of the best saves to win matches while some miss interpretations proved to be very costly.
The Premier League has seen the likes of Petr Cech to Peter Schmeichel, they’ve seen them all. With that being said, let’s take a look at the top five current goalkeepers of the Premier League.
Undoubtedly one of the best in business, Ederson has been the star of the show with the gloves at the competition for Manchester City.
The Brazilian goalkeeper has done a fantastic job in the team’s journey in winning the Premier League title of 2020-2021. He’s been present on the field for a whopping 3240 minutes in 36 matches. He has 19 clean sheets to his name, a 53% clean sheet record.
The 27-year-old has been doing an exceptional job with the gloves for Manchester City and has played a crucial role for the side in their triumph to becoming the current defending champions. He has played 145 Premier League games with 73 clean sheets in total.
David de Gea
The youngster from Madrid has done a fantastic job for Manchester United over the years in the Premier League. He’s proved to be a valuable asset in the club’s biggest and most victories ever to be recorded.
He was awarded the Golden Glove in 2017/18 and has been crowned Champions of the Premier League back in 2012/13 with Manchester United.
He played 26 games last season with 2296 minutes on the pitch. He recorded 9 clean sheets out of the 26 games. Overall, in 339 appearances, DDG has 122 Clean sheets in total. He has a whopping 928 saves and has saved two crucial penalties in his career.
The Chelsea keeper has turned many heads with his excellence as the guardian of the goalpost. He has been excellent and has led the blues to one of the most memorable victories in the history of the club.
He had an excellent PL season last year playing for 2746 minutes in 31 matches while claiming 16 clean sheets. The 29-year-old has saved 57 times in 31 appearances while saving a crucial penalty.
2020/21 was his debut season in the Premier League and he has already made it to the current top five Goalkeepers. He’s in the up and running for the best Goalkeeper and the race for the Golden Glove with Manchester City star, Ederson.
The Brazilian star has been one of the finest players in the history of Liverpool. In 2019, he was named The Best FIFA Goalkeeper and was also the recipient of the inaugural Yashin Trophy.
Allison has been the star for Liverpool. In a recent competitive match, Allison Becker scored a last-minute goal to complete Liverpool comeback and increase the side’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League, with a 2-1 win against West Brom.
His sensational stint with the glove in the 2020/21 season in the Premier League was spoken about in a hushed tone. He stood tall for 2970 minutes in 33 games with 10 Clean sheets to his name.
Overall, in 100 appearances, he has 44 clean sheets and a goal and one assist under his belt. His “Can do it all” attitude has helped him come a long way. He won the Golden Glove in 2018/19 while his side was crowned PL champions in 2019/20.
The 28-year-old is an Argentine professional who represents Aston Villa in the Premier League and is one of the premium goalkeepers ever witnessed at the sporting competition.
He had just recently won the Copa America with Argentina. He was on a roll with his keeping skills while saving several penalties to help his side bag the title. For his heroics with the gloves, the guardian was awarded the 2021 Copa América’s Golden Glove award as the best keeper of the tournament for his performances.
Other than that, he had a phenomenal run in the 2020/21 season of the Premier League. He played all 38 games intact for his side while standing strong for 3400+ minutes on the field. He had a total of 15 clean sheets. In overall 53 appearances, he has 21 Clean sheets and 185 saves to his name.
He has been in the form of his life and his shoot-stopping skills are currently better than ever. After his mind-blowing performance in the national sector, he’ll be one of the key players to look out for in the 2021/22 season of the Premier League.