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

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 38 ft. Chelsea & Harry Kane

2 – Brothers Jordan and André Ayew scored on same day in the Premier League for a second time.

5 – Harry Kane became the fifth player to win the Premier League Golden Boot in back-to-back seasons (after Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie).

5 – Sergio Agüero became the fifth player to score 20+ goals in three consecutive Premier League seasons (after Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Harry Kane).

6 – Harry Kane became the sixth player to score consecutive Premier League hat-tricks (after Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney).

7 – Tottenham Hotspur become the third team team to score seven goals in a single Premier League game (after Sheffield Wednesday 1-7 Nottingham Forest and Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United).

11 – Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 11 goals in eight Premier League starts for Man City (7 goals, 4 assists).

12 – Leicester City’s 12th-place finish is the lowest by a defending Premier League champion.

16 – West Brom have scored more goals from corners than any other side.

17 – All 17 of Georginio Wijnaldum’s Premier League goals have been scored at home – more than any other player not to score an away goal.

18 – Manchester United have recorded a club record low 18 wins in a single Premier League campaign.

30 – Chelsea became the first team to win 30 games in a single Premier League season.

50 – Peter Crouch became the first player to score 50 headed goals in his Premier League career.

60 – Tottenham’s goal difference of +60 is the highest for a non-title winning side in Premier League history.

75 – Arsenal’s tally of 75 points is the most ever for a team finishing fifth in the Premier League.

93 – Chelsea’s 93 points is the second-highest by any club in a single Premier League season (behind their 2004-05 campaign – 95 points).

100 – Josh Harrop became the 100th different player to score a Premier League goal for Manchester United.

250 – José Mourinho took charge of his 250th Premier League game (W158, D59, L33).

492 – John Terry made his 492nd and final Premier League appearance for Chelsea.

2000 – Manchester United’s Angel Gomes became the first player born this millennium to play in the Premier League

3420 – César Azpilicueta became the fourth outfield player to play every minute of a Premier League title-winning campaign (after Gary Pallister, John Terry and Wes Morgan).

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 37 ft. Chelsea & John Terry

0 – Tottenham Hotspur have gone unbeaten at home in a Premier League campaign for the first time (W17, D2).

1 – Chelsea are the first team to win the Premier League on a Friday.

3 – Sunderland have tied Nottingham Forest’s record of finishing bottom of the Premier League on 3 occasions.

13 – Liverpool took 13 points from a possible 15 in London this season.

13 – Hull City have conceded a record 13 penalties in a single Premier League campaign.

13 – Curtis Davies became the 13th player to be relegated from the Premier League on four or more occasions (along with Tal Ben Haim, Marcus Bent, Nathan Blake, Steven Caulker, Marc Edworthy, Rob Green, Hermann Hreiðarsson, Roger Johnson, Carlton Palmer, Nigel Quashie Neil Redfearn and Ashley Ward).

14 – Tottenham have recorded a club record 14 Premier League wins at White Hart Lane in a single season.

14 – Waford’s José Holebas has picked up a joint-Premier League record 14 yellow cards in a single season (after Mark Hughes, Robbie Savage, Cheick Tioté and Lee Cattermole).

15 – Manchester United’s 15 draws this season is a club record in the Premier League era.

15 – Alexis Sánchez has scored 15 away goals in the Premier League this season – only Kevin Phillips (16 in 1999-00) has scored more in a single campaign.

16 – David Moyes has lost 16 times to Arsène Wenger in the Premier League – his most defeats against any manager in the competition.

17 – John Terry has scored in each of his 17 Premier League campaigns.

18 – Leicester City’s 18 defeats is the most by a reigning Premier League champion.

19 – Sunderland have now failed to score in 19 Premier League games this season – more than any other side.

25+ – Harry Kane became the fifth player to score 25+ goals in successive Premier League seasons (after Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie).

33 – Hull City are the 33rd team to be relegated from the Premier League in their first season following promotion from the second tier.

43 – Everton have picked up more points at Goodison Park this season than they have in any other single Premier League campaign.

52 – Liverpool have now won at 52 different grounds in the Premier League – more than any other side.

617′ – Watford have failed to score away from home in more than 10 hours (617 minutes).

1000 – John Terry’s opener versus Watford was Chelsea’s 1,000th Premier League goal since Roman Abramovich took over in the summer of 2003.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 36 ft. Arsenal & Nicolás Otamendi

0 – Southampton failed to produce a single shot on target in both games versus Liverpool this season.

1 – Arsène Wenger recorded his first Premier League win over José Mourinho (D7, L8).

1 – Sam Allardyce has taken only one point from his last nine visits to Manchester City.

2 – Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City saw both teams score an own goal for the first time a Premier League game this season.

2 – Danny Welbeck has scored in his last two Premier League appearances versus former club Manchester United.

4 – Jürgen Klopp is still winless versus Southampton (D3, L1).

4 – Middlesbrough have been relegated from the Premier League for a joint-record fourth time – (level with Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Sunderland).

5 – Bournemouth have now scored a joint-Premier League high five own goals so far this season (along with Hull City and Swansea City).

7 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has provided as many assists in the Premier League this season as in his previous five seasons combined for Arsenal.

9 – Fraser Forster’s penalty save from James Milner was the first time the Southampton goalkeeper has saved a Premier League spot kick – it was the ninth he’s faced.

15 – West Brom have scored a league-high 15 goals from corners this season.

15 – Kevin de Bruyne has provided a Premier League-high 15 assists so far this season.

20+ – Diego Costa is the third Chelsea player to score 20+ goals in a Premier League campaign on two occasions (after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 2000-01 & 2001-02 and Didier Drogba in 2006-07 & 2009-10).

25 – Arsenal ended Manchester United’s 25-game unbeaten Premier League run.

32 – Liverpool had 32 shots in the Premier League without scoring versus Southampton this season.

100 – Riyad Mahrez became the first Algerian to make 100 Premier League appearances.

300 – Chelsea became the third club to win 300 Premier League home games, (after Manchester United (347) and Arsenal (306)).

400 – Nicolás Otamendi’s goal during Manchester City’s 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace was the 400th by an Argentine in the Premier League.

530′ – Salomón Rondón’s goal in West Brom’s 2-2 draw at Burnley ended the Baggies’ run of 530 minutes without a goal.

1035 – Jermain Defoe ended his goalless streak of 1,035 minutes with his stoppage-time goal in Sunderland’s 2-0 win at Hull City.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 33 ft. Man Utd & Christian Benteke

0 – Chelsea failed to get a single shot on target in their 2-0 loss to Manchester United.  It was the first time since September 2007 that the Blues had fired blanks for 90 minutes (also versus Manchester United).

2 – Liverpool’s 1-0 win at West Brom on Sunday was only their second clean sheet in 14 Premier League games in 2017.

3 – Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka has scored in three successive Premier League matches.

5 – West Ham have picked up a league-high five red cards so far this season.

8 – Everton have won eight successive Premier League matches at Goodison Park for the first time in the Premier League.

8 – Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has been involved in eight goals in his seven Premier League games under Craig Shakespeare (6 goals, 2 assists).

10 – Chelsea have now gone 10 Premier League games without a clean sheet – their longest run this millennium.

12 – Tottenham have now won a club record 12 consecutive Premier League games at White Hart Lane.

13 – Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne now leads the Premier League in assists.

13 – Alexis Sánchez has scored more Premier League away goals this season than any other player.

15 – Middlesbrough have now gone 15 league games without a win (D6, L9).

22 – Manchester United extended their Premier League unbeaten run to 22 matches (W12, D10).

23 – Middlesbrough have scored only 23 goals in 32 league games this season – the lowest tally of all English football league clubs.

24 – Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen scored his first Premier League goal in open play in what was his 24th appearance in the competition.

31% – Bournemouth’s 31% possession in their 4-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur is the lowest figure they have recorded all season.

33% – Christian Benteke has scored 21 of his 63 Premier League goals with his head.

34 – Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in 34 Premier League goals (21 goals, 13 assists) since the start of last season – more than any other Liverpool player.

34 – Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea means that José Mourinho has now beaten all 34 teams he has faced in the Premier League.

115 – There were 115 different players who scored a Premier League goal between Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe’s goal against Crystal Palace and Wahbi Khazri’s goal against West Ham.

700′ – Sunderland went 700 minutes without a Premier League goal in between Jermain Defoe’s strike at Selhurst Park on 4 February and Wahbi Khazri’s goal directly from a corner on Saturday.