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Statistical analysis: Finding a better shot-stopper for Everton

Carlo Ancelotti's Everton have been resurgent this season. At the time of writing, they are placed in the Europa League spots with a game...

Petr Cech relishes moments of glory against Lionel Messi & co.

As a Chelsea player, Petr Cech was arguably Premier League’s finest during his time. The Chelsea legend has fond memories of his side’s nail-biting...

Aston Villa dealt injury blow

Aston Villa could be without goalkeeper Orjan Nyland for the rest of the season, according to Sky Sports. The Norwegian is reported to have ruptured...

Gianluigi Donnarumma: Italy’s hottest prospect could become the best keeper in the world

Standing at 6 foot 5 (196 cm) and only 17 years old, Gianluigi Donnarumma has already broken into AC Milan's first team line-up and has...

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20's. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of...

Ballon d’Or 2016 shortlist: Manchester United keeper David de Gea’s omission is baffling

Yesterday, the 30-man shortlist for France Football's annual Ballon d'Or award was revealed. There were the usual suspects like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo,...

Willy Caballero – When Two Becomes One

The 2016 Capital One Cup Final probably yielded little that will remain long in the memory of the neutral supporter. However, the match-winning performance...

EPL Top 10 Shot Stoppers: Hart, De Gea Missing In List Of Surprise Names

In a surprising statistical revelation of the Premier League’s most effective goalkeepers, both Joe Hart and David De Gea have missed out on the...

[Photo] Manchester United prepare for Tottenham clash in new adidas training kit

Manchester United will host Tottenham Hotspur in the season-opener at Old Trafford this weekend. As usual, prior to every game there will be training session...
Sergio Romero has signed for Manchester United

Manchester United: Sergio Romero best saves

Manchester United completed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper, Sergio Romero on a free transfer, after the player ran down his contract with Italian outfit...
Valdes and Fabregas advised Pedro to join Chelsea

Manchester United transfer: Spaniard set for exit, Manager confirms

Louis Van Gaal has continued to build his hard-nosed reputation by leaving Victor Valdes out of Manchester United’s Pre-Season tour and putting him on...
Iker Casillas

Why Iker Casillas Should Not Longer Be Spain’s Number 1

The Real Madrid side since the turn of the millenium has seen multiple changes. Big-name managers and players have come and gone, and the glory days...
Chelsea Goalkeeper

The Cech Question: Why Chelsea Need Two World-Class Keepers To Win Titles

Summer of 2004. Chelsea Football Club have a new manager in Jose Mourinho. They also have a new goalkeeper in Petr Cech. Signed from...
Sergio Romero

Liverpool Targeting World Cup Final Goalkeeper From Sampdoria

Liverpool are in the market for Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, according to Italian website Gianluca Di Marzio. Current club Sampdoria are ready to sell...

Diego Lopez Nearing Real Madrid Exit

Goalkeeper Diego Lopez is on the verge of quitting Real Madrid, AS has reported. After completing the signing Keylor Navas from Levante, the club...

Mourinho facing difficult choice between Cech and Courtois

  Chelsea fans will be expecting manager Jose Mourinho to expend major efforts this summer on solving the striker- or should that be lack of...
Thibaut Courtois

Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois?

Standing at the opposite end of the pitch, Thibaut Courtois will probably not have had a particularly good view of the injury sustained by...

A hat-trick of misses for Mesut Ozil

But it's (probably) all in the eyes For the second time in the Champions League this season Mesut Ozil failed to score from the penalty...

Chelsea have Courtois puzzle to solve

Thibaut Courtois may be a name unknown to many in English football, but he signed for a Premier League club two years ago and,...

Hodgson has no choice but to back Joe Hart

He’s your go to guy. The man you can trust in a crisis. Sure, he’s made a mistake or tow, but then again, who...
Premier League Transfer

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Manchester United maverick looking to force his way out

Manchester United’s unsettled striker Wayne Rooney is prepared to issue a formal transfer request in order to force through a move to Chelsea. Elsewhere,...

David de Gea’s saves justify his place in Team of the Year

Although David de Gea seemed to be a downgrade for Manchester United from Edwin van der Sar but the 22-year-old is learning and showing great potential.

Fraser Forster has a right to be rather miffed

A week after putting in the performance of his life, Fraser Forster was still left on the bench in the 4-2 defeat against Sweden.

Europe’s top shot-stoppers – are Cech and Casillas slipping?

An investigation into Europe's goalkeeping stats comes up with some early signs of slippage for a couple of champions.

European Goalkeeping Trends – by the numbers

101 goalkeepers made over ten starts in Europe's four major leagues during season 2010-12. Another fifty-six made at least one start in either...

Saved: Manuel Neuer only reason Schalke still have a chance against Manchester United

Manuel Neuer made eight saves in the first-leg, the most by a goalkeeper in the knockout stages of the Champions League this season. The 25-year-old...

What do goalkeepers think about when they’re not on the ball?

"The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It's the biggest sin in football to make...

Arsenal turn to Bob Wilson to solve goalkeeping crisis

Arsenal are locked in talks with former goalkeeper, goalkeeping coach and television presenter Bob Wilson as they look to alleviate the injury crisis between...

What Now For Sergio Asenjo?

It might have been over ten years since Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid and more than fifteen since the same club won the league...