Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal scores their team's first goal past Illan Meslier of Leeds United. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal scores their team's first goal past Illan Meslier of Leeds United. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

Revealed! The best value goalkeepers in the Premier League - and how Aaron Ramsdale measures up

Sheffield United were always going to have a tough task on their hands when it came to replacing Dean Henderson this season.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:39 pm

The Manchester United loanee enjoyed a stellar campaign at Bramall Lane last term, so much so that he played his way into the England squad and has been attempting to dislodge David De Gea as number one at Old Trafford.

In the summer transfer window, the Blades decided on bringing in Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth for a fee of around £18.45 million, and the 22-year-old has subsequently appeared in all 28 of United’s top flight matches so far.

In that stretch he has kept two clean sheets, but that low figure only really tells half a story.

Of the 50 goals he has conceded in all competitions this season, 49.38 were classed as expected goals, meaning that he has let in just 0.62 goals more than he could reasonably be expected to.

But how has Ramsdale measured up compared to some of the other goalkeepers in the top flight this season?

BettingOdds.com have compiled a study to determine who the Premier League’s most cost effective goalkeeper has been in 2020/21.

By analysing each stopper's annual salary and comparing it to the number of saves they have made so far this season, the data reveals which clubs are getting the best value for money between the sticks.

Click and scroll through the pages below to read our countdown of the top 10 most economically sound keepers in the top flight…

*All data correct as of 12pm March 12th 2021

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