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Ranked! Every Premier League goalkeeper based on their save percentage in 2017/18

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The experts at STATS have crunched the numbers to tell us where this season's Premier League goalkeepers (with a minimum of five appearances in 2017/18) rank from the worst to the division's No.1

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*Note: all data courtesy of STATS; goalkeepers ranked on saves per goals conceded

26. Joe Hart (West Ham)

Save percentage: 55.9%, Total saves: 38, Clean sheets: 3

Hart was dropped by David Moyes earlier in the season, and the statistics back up the impression that the Manchester City loanee was underperforming. Hart made only 1.27 saves per goal conceded in his 14 appearances between August and November, which helps to justify why his World Cup place is in serious jeopardy.

25. Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)

Save percentage: 59.3%, Total saves: 35, Clean sheets: 7

Mignolet is another goalkeeper who has grown accustomed to the substitutes' bench after beginning the campaign as Liverpool's No.1. A rate of 1.46 saves per goal persuaded Jurgen Klopp to ditch the Belgian in favour of Loris Karius, who's kept only two fewer clean sheets than Mignolet in nine fewer outings.

24. Heurelho Gomes (Watford)

Save percentage: 60.2%, Total saves: 59, Clean sheets: 5

Gomes is a popular figure at Vicarage Road thanks to his exploits between the Watford sticks since 2014, although he's not returned to the starting XI since recovering from a back injury in February. The Brazilian has only made 1.51 saves per goal conceded this term, and he averages 1.72 goals conceded per 90 minutes.

23. Alex McCarthy (Southampton)

Save percentage: 60.7%, Total saves: 17, Clean sheets: 2

McCarthy usurped Fraser Forster in the Southampton pecking order at the end of December, but a shut-out against Stoke last Saturday was only his second clean sheet in nine games. Just as Southampton are one place above the bottom three in the Premier League standings, their first-choice goalkeeper is fourth-bottom of this ranking.

22. Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield)

Save percentage: 61.5%, Total saves: 80, Clean sheets: 7

Signed on a season-long loan from Mainz last summer, Lossl has played every minute of every Premier League game for Huddersfield this season. The Denmark international has kept seven clean sheets and made a total of 80 saves, but a rate of 1.6 stops per goal conceded is one of the lowest in the top tier.

21. Petr Cech (Arsenal)

Save percentage: 62%, Total saves: 67, Clean sheets: 9

Cech took the unfamiliar step of publicly apologising for two costly errors after Arsenal's 2-1 defeat by Brighton last time out, and there have been signs of decline from the ex-Chelsea custodian throughout this season. A record of just 1.63 saves per goal conceded is certainly less than you'd expect from a goalkeeper who was previously one of the best in the Premier League.

20. Ben Foster (West Brom)

Save percentage: 64.4%, Total saves: 76, Clean sheets: 7

West Brom have endured a miserable campaign and look doomed to relegation after winning just three of their first 29 matches. The Baggies' defensive record is 'only' the seventh worst in the division, with Foster - who's only missed one game - keeping seven clean sheets and making 1.81 saves per goal conceded.

19. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth)

Save percentage: 64.8%, Total saves: 81, Clean sheets: 5

Bournemouth paid £10m to sign Begovic from Chelsea last summer, and the Bosnian hasn't missed a single minute in the Premier League since then. The 30-year-old shot-stopper has been kept busy, making a total of 81 saves at an average of 1.84 per goal conceded.

18. Orestis Karnezis (Watford)

Save percentage: 65.2%, Total saves: 15, Clean sheets: 3

Watford signed Karnezis on a season-long loan last summer. The Greek got over a disastrous debut off the bench against Everton in November by displacing Heurelho Gomes in late January; overall he's made 15 saves and conceded eight goals in 571 minutes of action.

17. Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Save percentage: 66.4%, Total saves: 97, Clean sheets: 6

Pickford was arguably at fault for Burnley's equalising goal last weekend, but he's been afforded little protection by Everton's porous backline for much of the season. Only two goalkeepers have made more saves than the ex-Sunderland glovesman (97), whose save percentage of 66.4 is just below the Premier League average.

16. Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace)

Save percentage: 67%, Total saves: 65, Clean sheets: 3

Crystal Palace failed to secure a replacement for the departing Steve Mandanda last summer and therefore began the season with Hennessey in goal. The Welshman hasn't always convinced at Selhurst Park, but a rate of 2.03 saves per goal conceded means he ranks higher than 10 of his top-flight rivals.