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Performances of EPL goalkeepers so far this season

Goalkeepers have, so far, had a difficult time in front of the sticks in the Premier League this season. Seven teams are still without a clean sheet for this season and only four keepers have two clean sheets in the four match weeks that are over so far. Emi Martinez, Aston Villa’s summer signing from Arsenal has the best clean sheet percentage, keeping two clean sheets in the three games that Villa have played.

The visualisation below compares the shots faced by goalkeepers against the number of goals they have conceded so far.

Chelsea have used three different goalkeepers in the four games so far, including summer signing Edouard Mendy who kept Chelsea’s first clean sheet on his debut against Crystal Palace. Unfortunately,the Senegalese keeper was injured during the international break and Lampard must wait and see if Mendy will be fit entering an important part of the season. West Brom and Sam Johnstone have had the most shots against in the league (32). Johnstone has also conceded the most goals (13) in the league. Aston Villa’s Emi Martinez has the best save percentage in the league (81.82%). The 28-year old Argentinian keeper has only let in two goals from eleven shots against. Manchester United’s David de Gea has conceded 11 goals from 18 shots and is among the worst for save percentage.

Last season’s Golden Glove runner up, Nick Pope, is yet to keep a clean sheet. Along with him are other popular names who are yet to keep a clean sheet, including Ederson, Hugo Lloris, David de Gea and Aaron Ramsdale.