Despite the fact that all they do is stand between the sticks and "watch" as other players dazzle on the pitch with impressive dribbles, fine tackles, and spectacular goals, goalkeepers are an important part of the game, and while they are often to blame when teams lose, their key saves can keep their teams in games.
In terms of saves, the most notable keepers making impressive saves and trending for them so far this season are David De Gea and Aaron Ramsdale, but what if I told you there are some lesser-known keepers who are leading in statistics for making brilliant saves? Here are the top three goalkeepers with the most saves this season:
Tim Krul: Although Norwich have struggled to find their feet in the Premier League, conceding 27 times, they could have conceded more if it weren't for Krul's 46 crucial saves, making him the PL goalkeeper with the most saves thus far.
Kasper Schmeicel: The Leicester goalkeeper has been at the top of his game for several seasons, and the fact that he is tied with Krul for the most saves just goes to show that Krul's brilliance is a big part of Leicester's success. Despite his impressive save statistics, Schmeicel has allowed 23 goals this season.
Illan Meslier has been a standout goalkeeper for Leeds since the club was promoted last season. His journey in the Premier League has been one of him growing from strength to strength, and his 44 impressive saves so far this season show what a goalkeeper he will be in the coming seasons
Wolves' Jose Sa (42 saves) and David de Gea (41 saves) are two other impressive goalkeepers who have made the top 5 list of most saves so far this season. The golden glove is usually given to goalkeepers who have the most clean sheets, but it's also important to recognize goalies who make crucial saves, as they determine whether a team wins or loses.
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