2016-17 Premier League Goalkeeper Stats

Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the 2016-17 Premier League season:


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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.

Clean Sheets

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.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Clean Sheets
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 36 16
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 34 15
David de Gea Manchester United 35 14
Fraser Forster Southampton 38 13
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 12
Joel Robles Everton 20 10
Tom Heaton Burnley 35 10
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 28 9
Lee Grant Stoke City 28 9
Artur Boruc Bournemouth 35 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
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 36 116
Willy Caballero Manchester City 17 112
David de Gea Manchester United 35 109
Joel Robles Everton 20 87
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 28 84
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 84
Claudio Bravo Manchester City 22 76
Loris Karius Liverpool 10 75

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.

Most Saves

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.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Saves
Tom Heaton Burnley 35 141
Jordan Pickford Sunderland 29 135
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 37 115
Gomes Watford 38 115
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 114
Artur Boruc Bournemouth 35 114
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.

Save Percentage

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.

Goalkeeper Club Appearances Save %
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 34 76.5%
Petr Čech Arsenal 35 75.5%
Tom Heaton Burnley 35 74.6%
Joel Robles Everton 20 73.0%
Jordan Pickford Sunderland 29 73.0%
Lee Grant Stoke City 28 72.8%
David de Gea Manchester United 35 71.8%
Loris Karius Liverpool 10 71.4%
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 36 70.5%

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

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