Who were the best goalkeepers during August? Lloris, Schmeichel and more

Hugo Lloris

Leicester City, Manchester City, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City stars all feature.

The first month of the Premier League has come to an end and there have already been some interesting performances from teams at either end of the table.

Manchester United are still chasing their first win while Burnley and Leicester City look as though they’re going to be scrapping hard over the rest of a very long season.

We’ve taken a look at the stats to assess the best goalkeepers during August.

Saves

  TeamPosSavesAppsMins
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester GK 14 3 270
Adrián West Ham GK 11 3 270
Robert Green QPR GK 10 3 270
Hugo Lloris Spurs GK 10 3 270
Julian Speroni Crystal Palace GK 10 3 270

It’s Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel who led the way in terms of the most saves during August. Unfortunately for the team, that shows the defence is giving their ‘keeper plenty to deal with.

Punches

  TeamPosPunchesAppsMins
Joe Hart Man City GK 5 3 270
Lukasz Fabianski Swansea GK 4 3 270
Robert Green QPR GK 2 3 270
Hugo Lloris Spurs GK 2 3 270
Vito Mannone Sunderland GK 2 3 270

Manchester City shot stopper Joe Hart made more punches than any other goalie during August. What that shows is that the England man is reading the game well and is always looking for ways to take the pressure off of his defence.

High Claims

  TeamPosGood High ClaimAppsMins
Lukasz Fabianski Swansea GK 14 3 270
Julian Speroni Crystal Palace GK 13 3 270
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea GK 10 3 270
Fraser Forster Southampton GK 8 3 270
Tim Howard Everton GK 5 3 270

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is in great form for Swansea. He came and caught the ball frequently, removing the pressure on his defence to clear. It’s also interesting that Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois appears in this section. He’s clearly not intimidated by the physical nature of the Premier League.

Accurate Goal Kicks

  TeamPosAccurate Goal KicksAppsMins
Hugo Lloris Spurs GK 27 3 270
Asmir Begovic Stoke GK 18 3 270
Joe Hart Man City GK 16 3 270
Tim Howard Everton GK 16 3 270
Lukasz Fabianski Swansea GK 15 3 270

Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris was the most accurate in terms of goal kicks by some distance. He’s been effective turning defence into attack and is able to pick long balls and setup Spurs attacks as soon as the dead ball is back in play.

Penalties Saved

  TeamPosPenalty SaveAppsMins
Allan McGregor Hull GK 1 3 270

Hull City’s Allan McGregor was the only goalkeeper to save a spot kick during August, making up for his defence giving away a foul inside Hull’s penalty area.

Which goalkeeper were you most impressed with last month?

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