Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the 2016-17 Premier League season:
42 goalkeepers in all made an appearance this past season.
Southampton’s Fraser Forster and West Brom’s Ben Foster were the only goalkeepers to play every minute for their team, whilst Gomes also started every game for Watford but didn’t finish two of them.
10 goalkeepers kept at least nine clean sheets with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois winning the Golden Glove award. Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris missed out on the award after conceding a late goal at Hull City on the final day of the season.
|Hugo Lloris||Tottenham Hotspur||34||15|
|David de Gea||Manchester United||35||14|
|Lee Grant||Stoke City||28||9|
The Tottenham goalkeeper conceded few goals than Chelsea’s number one, whilst Manchester United’s David de Gea came in third place. Everton’s Joel Robles kept an impressive 10 clean sheets in only 19 Premier League starts.
Minutes per Goal Conceded
Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris averaged the most minutes between goals conceded – a massive 125 minutes.
|Goalkeeper||Club||Appearances||Mins per Goal Conceded|
|Hugo Lloris||Tottenham Hotspur||34||125|
|Willy Caballero||Manchester City||17||112|
|David de Gea||Manchester United||35||109|
|Claudio Bravo||Manchester City||22||76|
Last season, Petr Čech topped this category averaging 99 minutes. The Arsenal goalkeeper was down at 84 minutes per goal this past season but there were four goalkeepers in all that had longer spells between goals conceded than the Arsenal goalkeeper of 2015-16. Thibaut Courtois averaged 116 minutes between goals conceded, Manchester City’s Willy Caballero 112 minutes and Manchester United’s David de Gea 109 minutes.
Burnley’s Tom Heaton was the clear winner in this category, making 141 saves during his 35 Premier League appearances during 2016-17 for the newly-promoted side. Credit to Jordan Pickford for finishing six saves behind Heaton as he played six games fewer for bottom of the league Sunderland.
|Łukasz Fabiański||Swansea City||37||115|
|Kasper Schmeichel||Leicester City||30||110|
|Ben Foster||West Bromwich Albion||38||109|
|Lee Grant||Stoke City||28||91|
|Wayne Hennessey||Crystal Palace||29||83|
Watford’s Gomes topped this category in 2015-16 with 120 saves – he made five fewer this past season but enough to tie in third spot with Swansea City’s Łukasz Fabiański.
Manchester United’s Sergio Romero saved all 10 shots he faced in his two games, giving him a 100% record.
Chelsea’s Asmir Begović made only one save from the six shots on target he faced in his two appearances (versus Manchester United and Watford).
Arsenal’s David Ospina faced eight efforts on target – saving four and conceding four goals.
Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris had the safest hands in the Premier League this past season as he saved a league-high 76.5% of the shots he faced, of goalkeepers to have made at least 10 appearances. Petr Čech had been joint-top of this category last season on 76% and was only a fraction down on that in 2016-17 with a 75.5% save percentage.
|Hugo Lloris||Tottenham Hotspur||34||76.5%|
|Lee Grant||Stoke City||28||72.8%|
|David de Gea||Manchester United||35||71.8%|
Tom Heaton, Joel Robles and Jordan Pickford all round off the top five, whilst Stoke City’s Lee Grant placed in sixth having initially been brought in on a late loan deal from Championship side Derby County.
Asmir Begović’s one save gave him a 16.7% save percentage in the Premier League this past season – by far the lowest among the 42 goalkeepers.
Data collected from Opta Sports