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Who Were The Best Goalkeepers Of 2013/14?

They are often the first man in the squad to be blamed and most of us remember the howlers as opposed to the great saves. Some would say that goalkeepers receive a raw deal over the course of the season and to highlight how each one from the Premier League truly performed, we’ve put together the following study.

Having scrutinised the 2013/14 campaign, we have assembled a league table showing how each keeper fared against one another. To make the results as accurate as possible, we’ve based the table on the average goals conceded per game. As you can see, while some of the results are hardly surprising, there is also the odd eyebrow-raiser. To show just what else makes these keepers tick, we have also included the gloves they wear.

  Goalkeeper Games Played Avg. Goals Conceded Per Game Glove
1 Petr Cech
Chelsea
34 0.84 Adidas Fingersave Allround
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2 Artur Boruc
Southampton
29 0.90 Sells Wrap Elite Aqua
3 Joe Hart
Manchester City
31 0.97 Umbro Neo Pro Shotgun
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4 Tim Howard
Everton
37 1.00 Nike Vapor Grip 3
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5 David De Gea
Manchester United
37 1.04 Nike Vapor Grip 3
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6 Wojciech Szczesny
Arsenal
37 1.11 Nike Vapor Grip 3
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7 Asmir Begović
Stoke
32 1.13 Sells Silhouette Exosphere
8 Allan McGregor
Hull
26 1.19 Sondico Flat Palm IGS
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9 Michel Vorm
Swansea
26 1.23 Uhlsport Cerberus Aquasoft
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10 Julian Speroni
Crystal Palace
37 1.24 Sells Axis 360 Aqua
11 Simon Mignolet
Liverpool
38 1.32 Sells Axis Exosphere
12 Jussi Jaaskelainen
West Ham
18 1.33 Uhlsport Pro Comfort Rollfinger
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13 Hugo Lloris
Tottenham
37 1.35 Uhlsport Eliminator Absolutgrip
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14 Tim Krul
Newcastle
36 1.42 Nike Vapor Grip 3
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15 Ben Foster
West Brom
24 1.58 Sells Wrap Aqua
16 Brad Guzan
Aston Villa
38 1.61 Nike Vapor Grip 3
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17 John Ruddy
Norwich
38 1.63 Sells Wrap Aqua
18 Vito Mannone
Sunderland
29 1.66 Reusch Argos A2
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19 David Marshall
Cardiff
37 1.97 Uhlsport Pro Comfort Rollfinger
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20 Maarten Stekelenburg
Fulham
19 2.26 Adidas Fingersave Allround
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* Style and colour of gloves may vary

Few people will be surprised to see that Chelsea shot stopper Petr Cech leads the table, with the Czech conceding an average of just 0.84 goals per game in the 34 matches he featured in. He is one of just two keepers in the division who dons Adidas Fingersave Allround gloves, with the other being Maarten Stekelenburg who coincidently finished bottom of the rankings. Despite Cech's impeccable record, it will be interesting to see whether or not he retains his place in the Chelsea side this season following the return of Thibaut Courtois from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

Some might be surprised to see Artur Boruc in 2nd place and while his Southampton side enjoyed a strong season, it's still impressive to see that the Pole has managed to beat several of his big name rivals. Again, whether or not he manages this for a successive season remains to be seen though, with Southampton's summer problems well-documented.

Special mentions should be handed to Asmir Begović and Allan McGregor as well. Even though their respective sides, Stoke and Hull, finished in the bottom half of the Premiership table - both men still have two of the best statistics in the division. In the case of McGregor in his Sondico gloves, his manager claimed at one point that he would be in contention for the England jersey had he not been Scottish!

Of course, a keeper can only be as good as the defence in front of him. David Marshall might be positioned lowly in the table, but the fact that he has been linked with a transfer to some of the biggest clubs in the country suggests that this isn’t entirely accurate.

In terms of the most popular glove, the Nike Vapor Grip 3 led the way by some margin. No fewer than five keepers donned this, with three of the top six shot stoppers falling into this category. Again, the nature of the sport means that this is something else that is likely to change, so check out our range of gloves to see just what gear will be prominent in the Premier League for the 2014/15 season.