Is Hugo Lloris the best goalkeeper in the Premier League?

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The Tottenham Hotspur stopper has huge competition from those at Manchester United and Chelsea.

This week former Tottenham Hotspur goalie Paul Robinson made a big statement regarding the current White Hart Lane incumbent Hugo Lloris.

Whilst speaking to talkSPORT the 175-game Tottenham Hotspur old boy stated his belief that Lloris is in fact the current best goalkeeper in the Premier League.

So, is he right?

It is hard to use statistics to disprove or prove such a statement when it comes to goalkeepers. Some face many more shots than others, different varieties of efforts from a different variety of ranges, the stats in this case do not shed light.

With goalies, most of it remains instinct and whilst Lloris is a very good goalkeeper and undoubtedly one of the best in the Premier League it is fair to say he has competition.

The big guns are of course David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois. Both would argue that they are in fact the Premier League’s top stopper and you would be hard pushed to prove either wrong. Petr Cech and Joe Hart must also be considered, but Lloris might just shade them.

Others, such as Tim Howard, Lukasz Fabianski and, in current form, Adrian, might have a claim to the throne but they all lack that star ability that makes a top keeper.

So Lloris is certainly up there and it might just be he shares the title of best in the league with those at Manchester United and Chelsea.

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