Stats: De Gea vs Lloris - clear winner between United and Spurs stars

Hugo Lloris

With their respective sides facing each other this afternoon, it is worth checking the statistics of their goalkeepers.

As Tottenham travel to take on Manchester United this afternoon at Old Trafford, three massively important Premier League points are on the line in the race for a top-four finish.

Two of the division’s top goalkeepers will be on show, with David De Gea and Hugo Lloris between the sticks for the respective sides.

The Spaniard has been Louis van Gaal’s saving grace at times this season and has proven himself as arguably United’s most consistent performer.

Meanwhile, Lloris is a firm fans’ favourite at White Hart Lane and continues to impress with his fantastic shot-stopping ability.

So, how do the respective custodians’ statistics compare?

The table below shows that there is one clear winner when looking at goalkeeping statistics for the current Premier League campaign.

  TeamSaves per gamePunches per gameHigh claimsCrosses not claimedAccurate throwsIntercepts
Hugo Lloris Tottenham 3.36 0.68 1.29 0 3.96 0.5
David de Gea Man Utd 2.75 0.18 0.68 0.04 3.82 0.39

As can be seen above, Lloris’ stats are more impressive than De Gea’s in the selected fields.

The France international makes significantly more saves and successful punches per game than the Spaniard, while also claiming 1.29 high balls per game compared to De Gea’s 0.68.

Lloris’ statistics surrounding distribution and ability to come off his line are also better than the United stopper, with the France captain completing more accurate throws and intercepting more opposition through-balls.

Although both are a safe pair of hands, the stats show that Lloris is yet to not claim a cross that he has come off his line for, while De Gea rarely has either.

Both goalkeepers will play a key role in the outcome of today’s game, with Lloris’ importance to Tottenham on show in these figures.

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