The soccer season has come to an end and we have seen many players giving their lives on the pitch in this discussion the goalkeepers are no exception. The English Premier League is considered the most offensive league in the world, having strikers like Salah, Mane, Riyad Mahrez, Harry Kane, and Son. Goalkeepers of EPL get their abilities tested during the matches, and today we will talk about the top 5 goalkeepers of the Premier League in the 2021/22 season.
The Brazilian Wall of Liverpool – Alisson Becker has a phenomenal season despite losing the EPL title. His performances throughout the 2021/22 campaign kept Liverpool alive for the title even on the last Matchday. Alisson kept 20 clean sheets throughout the season, but one of his key performances this season was his assist from the goalpost to Salah against Norwich. That assist helped Liverpool not only to win the crucial match but also to close the gap between group leaders. Alisson Becker was praised by Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp for that assist he said “ "I just said to him now, thank you for saving our backside again,” to which Alisson replied 'that's my job' This shows the attitude and eagerness with which Alisson protects the back of The Reds.
Manchester City won the EPL title for the 2021/22 season, and to say Ederson was one of their main forces throughout the league campaign will not be an exaggeration. Man City’s Ederson had 20 clean sheets, the same as his rival – Alisson. They also shared the Premier League Golden Glove for this season as they both had 20 clean sheets. Ederson came to the rescue for Manchester City many times this season. Ederson also managed to equalize his own most clean sheets record in a season – 20, which he also accomplished in the 2018/19 season.
Chelsea’s stopper Mendy had once again a phenomenal campaign. He proved to be a great wall than the fans had expected. After the season ended, he became the 2nd quickest goalkeeper in Chelsea’s history to complete 30 assists, Petr Cech achieved this feat in 3 fewer games. Mendy ended this season with 14 clean sheets. He's one of the great key performances that came against Liverpool, where he defended the goal with great bravery, and even after being down to 10 men, he registered 6 saves and helped Chelsea keep the match 1-1 till the final whistle. The Senegalese goalkeeper also played a major role in the final of the Carabao Cup. Definitely a top 5 goalkeeper to talk about this season.
Wolves signed Jose Sa for only £6.8M after their previous goalkeeper, Rui Patricio, left for Roma for £10M. Many believed that Wolves will face heavy difficulty in defending the goal, but Sa had other plans. Sa was absolutely the signing of the season in EPL, not only just his spectacular countless saves made him outstanding but also his aggression, the way he managed the team from the back, and also his pinpoint passes. Sa ended the season with 11 clean sheets. He was never called for an International duty for Portugal and doing such amazing work in his first season, he could easily be the best goalkeeper of the season if the criteria weren’t limited to clean sheets alone.
Tottenham has been a good competitor in the Premier League, though they never were considered a serious contender for the title, they are always a threat to the big teams like Liverpool and Man City who are dominating the cold nights of the Premier League for a few seasons. Tottenham isn’t just scary upfront with the likes of Son and Kane but also at the back because Hugo Lloris is defending their goal. He had 16 clean sheets this season and was in 3rd position only behind Alisson and Ederson. If it wasn’t for Tottenham’s weak defensive lineup, Lloris might have snatched the Golden Glove from the claws of Ederson and Alisson. Definitely, a worthy goalkeeper to be mentioned in the Top 5 bests goalkeepers of this season.