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Many might be surprised looking at the United States goalkeeper stuck in this column. The outstanding veteran who made the most and fascinating saves during the Brazil 2014 World Cup, moreover one of the best keepers in the league has failed to sparkle this season. Five games into the new season, only one clean sheet and Everton has been leaking at the back constantly. The former Manchester United keeper has been an ideal fit for Everton for numerous seasons, yet this season he has not got full support from his shaky defensive line plus only six saves so far. Not grabbing any point against Crystal Palace at home as Everton lost 2-3 proved their vulnerability at the back. Not at his peak performance as well as defenders in front not in the same wavelength, not encouraged to be in the starting eleven.
The Belgian international arrival from Sunderland turned out pretty well at the beginning. Occasions last season and so far this season, fans found several costly errors together with his back line. The 26 years old shot stopper is no short of quality with fascinating penalty saves and being big during one on one situation against opponents. This season, has been a disastrous start for The Reds, therefore Simon Mignolet is not the foremost reason to be blamed for the leaky backend. Centre backs, Dejan Lovren as well as Mamadou Sakho are not at their prime best to provide proper cover for their goalkeeper. Impressively, Mignolet has already made eleven saves this season, including last weekend’s four, yet Liverpool lost conceding three goals. At times, his decision making coming out too early, communications with defenders are being questioned. Despite it all, he is a young keeper with good potential to evolve himself much greater.
The Burnley hero who proves he has no fear playing in the Premier League after being promoted this season. Despite Burnley are still struggling to grab their first win of the season, without Heaton it would have been a much horrific story. The former Manchester United goalkeeper has already clinched three clean sheets in five league matches. Remarkable 13 saves with sturdy and quick hands plus excellent decision making skills. He is not the most well known keeper in the league, however very much notable with his high confidence start! Struggling at the back? Grab Tom immediately!
Fraser Forster – The Southampton shot stopper has shown reputable performances so far this season, protecting the net with three clean sheets.
Thibaut Courtois – Sending Peter Cech to the bench? Yes, it’s the Belgian goalkeeper is riding on an encouraging display this season.
Bradley Guzan – Aston Villa’s fine start to the new season have them thanking the 30 years old keeper who has three clean sheets to his name.
Vito Mannone – The former Arsenal keeper has only one clean sheet so far but 18 saves so far is astonishing.
Allan McGregor – Decent performances by the Hull keeper during the last two matches against West Ham and Newcastle United.
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