The Premier League is not short of quality goalkeepers as the tough competition have compelled clubs to break the banks for a reliable shot-stopper. That said, Goalkeepers have been crucial to the success of high flyers in the English top flight.
Over the past decades, we’ve seen some of the best players with the gloves, and the 2023/2024 campaign is no exception.
From Wesley Foderingham, Neto, to Jordan Pickford, we’ve brought you the best goalkeepers in the EPL this season.
1. Wesley Foderingham (Sheffield United)
Absolutely top drawer today. Some huge saves at crucial times. 🧤
Wesley Foderingham. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/cnfE1gLuJx
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) March 19, 2023
The former Rangers goalkeeper has been a surprise starter for Sheffield United, who are fighting to avoid relegation. Foderingham has been impressive with his saves, especially from close-range and reflex situations.
He has also been very agile and acrobatic, pulling off some spectacular dives and catches. He has made 35 saves so far – the most in the Premier League.
Stats: Saves – 35, Saves from inside the box – 21.
2. Alphonse Areola (West Ham United)
🔥 Highest rated goalkeepers in the Premier League this season:
🥇 Alphonse Areola – 7.15
🥈 Guglielmo Vicario – 7.08
🥉 Jose Sa – 7.06
🏅 Alisson – 7.03
🏅 Bernd Leno – 7.03 pic.twitter.com/W6UUvIBz55
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) October 2, 2023
The French goalkeeper has been a wall between the posts, helping West Ham United to a great start to the season. Areola has been outstanding in every game, making save after save and keeping his team in contention.
He has also been very confident and commanding, dominating his area and inspiring his defense. He has also made a penalty save against Chelsea this season.
Stats: Saves – 30, Saves from inside the box – 17.
3. Bernd Leno (Fulham)
The German goalkeeper has been one of the best performers for Fulham, who has had a decent start to the season. Leno has been reliable and consistent and rarely makes any mistakes.
He has also shown his bravery and athleticism, making spectacular dives and catches. He is always near the top of the chart regarding the number of saves made.
Stats: Saves – 27, Saves from inside the box – 21.
4. Neto (Bournemouth)
El capitán 😍
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) October 3, 2023
The Brazilian goalkeeper has been rock solid behind the goal for Bournemouth.
Neto has shown his quality as a shot-stopper and a leader, organising his defense and communicating well with his teammates. Neto will be crucial to Bournemouth if they are to remain in the Premier League for a second straight season.
Stats: Saves – 27, Saves from inside the box – 19.
5. André Onana (Manchester United)
The Cameroonian goalkeeper has had a tough start since signing for Manchester United. Though he has let in many goals, most of them have been due to poor defending rather than his mistakes.
He is slowly getting used to playing with Lizandro Martinez and Rafael Varane and is only likely to get better.
He has been impressive with his distribution, launching attacks with long passes and throws. He has a dominant presence inside the penalty area, causing strikers to panic and make poor attempts at goal.
Stats: Saves – 24, Saves from inside the box – 19.
6. Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham)
⚪️🇮🇹 Tottenham are very happy with Guglielmo Vicario and his impact with English football.
Understand real fee invested by Spurs to sign Vicario from Empoli was €19m. Top signing. pic.twitter.com/xJRSpjCMMd
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 1, 2023
The Italian goalkeeper has been a surprise package for Tottenham, who signed him from Empoli. Vicario has seized his opportunity and become one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League with his sensational performances in every game.
He has been phenomenal at making saves, especially from close range and reflex situations, as seen by his performance against Manchester United. He has also been very agile and acrobatic, pulling off some spectacular dives and catches.
Stats: Saves – 24, Saves from inside the box – 16.
7. Alisson (Liverpool)
The Brazilian goalkeeper is arguably the best in the world, and he has been vital for Liverpool’s success in recent years. Alisson is a complete goalkeeper who excels in every aspect of his game.
He is brilliant at making saves, especially in crucial moments, as he showed with his stunning stop against Newcastle United. He is also very comfortable with the ball at his feet, playing as an extra defender and starting attacks with his vision and accuracy.
Stats: Saves – 22, Saves from inside the box – 14.
8. Nick Pope (Newcastle United)
🧤 Goalkeepers with the best save success rate in the Premier League this season (20+ shots faced):
🥇 Alisson – 84.6%
🥈 𝐆𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐦𝐨 𝐕𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐨 – 𝟖𝟎%
🥉 Neto – 75%
🏅 Nick Pope – 73.9%
🏅 Robert Sanchez – 72.7% pic.twitter.com/byskdni2pA
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 26, 2023
The former Burnley goalkeeper has been a key player for Newcastle United, who are playing in the Champions League.
Pope has been superb in all aspects of his game, making saves, claiming crosses, distributing the ball, and organising his backline. He has grown physically, making him a commanding presence inside the penalty area.
Stats: Saves – 17, Saves from inside the box – 11.
9. Jordan Pickford (Everton)
The England number one has been one of the few bright spots for Everton, who are struggling near the bottom of the table. Pickford has made some stunning saves and kept his team in games with his reflexes and agility.
He has also improved his distribution and decision-making, which were often criticized. The one quality that makes Pickford stand out is his ability to make crucial saves in big matches.
Stats: Saves – 16, Saves from inside the box – 12.
10. Ederson (Manchester City)
There’s only one Ederson. No keeper can do what he can do and it showed tonight.
— 𝐄𝐑 (@ErlingRoIe) October 3, 2023
The Brazilian goalkeeper is widely regarded as one of the best in the world, and he has been instrumental in Manchester City’s dominance of the Premier League.
Ederson is rarely called into action, but when needed, he always pulls off a blinder. He is a master of distribution, creating chances and goals with his pinpoint passes and throws.
He has also been flawless in dealing with highballs and one-on-one situations. His touches and passes are so great that Pep Guardiola considered playing him in the midfield.
Stats: Saves – 10, Saves from inside the box – 7.