Premier League's top five goalkeepers - Adrian, Schmeichel & Fabianski feature

Fabianski

Four games into the Premier League season, five men lead the way in goal.

So we're four games into the Premier League season and some things don't seem to change.

Jose Mourinho is top of the table, while Arsenal have lost to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and Manchester United have spent big in transfer window.

But, when it comes to the top flight's goalkeepers, there seem to be a new list of names that impress every campaign. And this term is no exception...

  TeamPosSavesDiving SavesCrosses CaughtSaved in BoxSaved outside of BoxPunchesAppsMins
Adrián West Ham GK 15 8 3 5 9 1 4 360
Robert Green QPR GK 15 7 2 8 7 2 4 360
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester GK 14 9 0 8 6 2 3 270
Julian Speroni Crystal Palace GK 13 8 14 5 8 0 4 360
Lukasz Fabianski Swansea GK 12 8 17 4 8 5 4 360

As Opta stats show, the division's top-performing goalkeepers so far come from West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, Leicester, Crystal Palace and Swansea.

One consideration, of course, is that some of these sides have conceded more goals than others and their goalkeepers are thus facing far more shots. But the man in between the sticks can only do his job...

Joint-first in terms of the number of saves made are West Ham and QPR's Adrian and Rob Green respectively. The duo have saved 15 shots between them, though Adrian comes off best in three further key areas.

Next in the saves list is Liecester's Kasper Schmeichel, although the Dane could be argued to be the best performer so far as his 14 saves have come from just three appearances. Six of Schmeichel's saves have come from shots outside the box and nine have been diving saves.

Fourth is Crystal Palace's Julian Speroni, who hasn't made any punches but has impressed in the air, collecting 14 crosses.

But the undisputed leader in that area is Lukasz Fabianski, who is proving what he is capable of with regular football at Swansea. Fabianski may have conceded four at Chelsea last week but his tally of saves, punches and crosses caught are showing Arsenal what they let go this summer. The Gunners' loss is very much Garry Monk's gain.

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