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Premier League clean sheets and most saves: Golden Glove standings for 2020/21

By Ben Green

Published: 11:00, 14 January 2021

With sweeper ‘keepers all the rage in football at the minute, the spotlight has arguably never been greater on the man between the sticks.

Managers are increasingly demanding that their goalkeepers must be proficient with the ball at his feet and quick off the line to anticipate danger. But, fundamentally, a goalkeeper’s main objective is to prevent the ball hitting the onion bag.

Do this and your team stands a greater chance of winning. So, while we may laud the ball-playing exploits of Alisson, or the crisp precision of Ederson’s passing range, these modern requirements of the No. 1 would count for little if opposition shots were consistently hitting the stanchion.

Fortunately for Man City and Liverpool fans, the above duo are pretty good at doing both, with Ederson currently in joint-first position for the Golden Glove, alongside Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez. But, who will win the race come May?

Golden Glove: Premier League most clean sheets 2020/21 season

Position Player Clean sheets Minutes Played
1st Emiliano Martinez 8 1,350
2nd Ederson 8 1,350
3rd Alex McCarthy 7 1,440
4th Edouard Mendy 6 1,170
5th Nick Pope 6 1,350
6th Hugo Lloris 6 1,530
7th Illan Meslier 6 1,530
8th David de Gea 5 1,305
9th Lukasz Fabianski 5 1,440
10th Kasper Schmeichel 5 1,530

Correct as of  11:00 14/01/2021 | Ties broken by minutes played, and then save percentage

Most saves: Premier League 2020/21 season

Position Player Saves Minutes Played
1st Sam Johnstone 74 1,530
2nd Karl Darlow 67 1,530
3rd Illan Meslier 67 1,530
4th Aaron Ramsdale 63 1,620
5th Alphonse Areola 59 1,350
6th Nick Pope 57 1,350
7th Hugo Lloris 56 1,530
8th Emiliano Martinez 52 1,350
9th Lukasz Fabianski 50 1,440
10th Guaita Vicente 49 1530

Correct as of  11:00 14/01/2021 | Ties broken by minutes played, and then save percentage


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