REVEALED: The Premier League goalkeepers with the most errors leading to goals

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Using statistics from the Premier League website, the list below reveals the 10 goalkeepers who’ve made the most mistakes leading to opposition goals in the English top-flight since the start of the 2016-17 season.

1. Jordan Pickford 

While Pickford has often been a reliable goalie for England, he’s made many blunders in the Premier League. During his time at Sunderland and Everton, he has made 15 errors leading to goals.

“The bottom line with Pickford, I don’t need to see the stats,” Manchester United legend Roy Keane told Sky Sports in March 2020. “I know he’s not a good goalkeeper. He’s not up to it.”

2. Hugo Lloris 

Since moving to Tottenham in 2012, Lloris has been ever-present for the London side, developing into one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

But he has made 11 errors leading to goals in the Premier League over the last four and a half years.

3. Asmir Begovic

Begovic played just 64 matches in the Premier League since the start of 2016-17, still he has made 10 errors leading to goals.

He is also the most error-prone keeper in the history of the English top-flight, having made 27 errors during his time at Portsmouth, Stoke, Chelsea and Bournemouth.

5= Martin Dubravka 

The goalkeeper has made nine mistakes leading to opposition goals in the Premier League and recently even lost his place in the team to Karl Darlow.

5= David De Gea 

De Gea has also made nine errors leading to goals for Manchester United in the Premier League since the start of 2016-17, and he now finds himself under huge pressure from Dean Henderson.

“I’m shocked at that goal,” Roy Keane told Sky Sports during the club’s draw with Tottenham in 2020. “I watched a lot of football down the years and I can’t believe they have given away that goal.

“I can’t believe Shaw has headed the ball up in the air and then running forward. I’m staggered at Maguire. Staggered that an international player can get done like this and I’m sick to death at this goalkeeper.

“I would be fining him at half-time, there is no getting away from that. I would be swinging punches at that guy. An established international goalkeeper? I am flabbergasted.”

8= Lukasz Fabianski 

After being deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates, Fabianski impressed at Swansea City and has been West Ham’s most reliable player in recent years.

But he made three errors leading to goals in 2019-20, taking his tally over the last four & a half years to seven.

8= Petr Cech

Cech joined Arsenal in the twilight of his career and made seven errors leading to opposition goals in his final three campaigns before hanging up his gloves in 2019.

8= Bernd Leno 

Leno moved to Arsenal in 2018 and had a difficult debut season at the club, making five errors leading to goals in 32 Premier League matches.

The German goalie managed to overcome that poor start and has made only two more mistakes over the last one and a half years.

10= Ederson

Ederson’s ability with the ball at his feet is key to Manchester City’s style of play but it’s not without its risks, and the goalkeeper has made six errors in the Premier League. 

10= Alisson 

Alisson has cemented his status as one of the best keepers in the world, helping Liverpool win the Champions League and the Premier League.

But he has still made six errors leading to goals in the league, including one that made Jamie Carragher squeal. 

“He said, ‘Not today, not today,’ and I said, ‘That’s the problem with mistakes, you cannot decide when you make them.’ The only thing we can do is learn off it,” Jurgen Klopp said after their 4-1 defeat to City.

“That’s what he will do, and it will never happen to him again I’m pretty sure. That’s it. But tonight it was decisive, I would say!

“That’s OK, he’s saved our lives I don’t know how often. He’s an absolutely world-class goalie, and tonight some things went a little bit wrong. We have to take that and we do that.”


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