Andre Onana ranks SECOND for the most expected goals saved this season

Manchester United’s Andre Onana ranks SECOND for the most expected goals saved in the Premier League… while there’s a shock contender at the top of the charts

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Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana ranks joint-second in the Premier League for most expected goals saved, despite coming under intense pressure amid a series of difficult performances.

Onana was backed by United manager Erik ten Hag on Friday ahead of weekend trip to Newcastle and doubled down on his support of the club’s No.1.

However, some believe the Cameroonian should be dropped after individual errors in United’s midweek draw against Galatasaray left their Champions League ambitions in tatters.

But, there are reasons to be optimistic with Onana not only joint-top of the Premier League for the most clean sheets, but also impressing in the amount of expected goals saved.

Ten Hag claimed Onana was the ‘second-best goalkeeper’ in the English top-flight and a more in-depth look at certain statistics makes for positive reading for United supporters.

Andre Onana ranks second for the most expected goals saved in the Premier League this season

Onana is under pressure after a series of high-profile errors for United this season

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Expected goals analyses the likelihood of a shot or chance beating the goalkeeper, while expected goals saved details the amount of shots that should have ended up in the back of the net but didn’t.

Ranking the top 20 goalkeepers for expected goals saved, Onana clinches joint-second spot with 3.4xG, with only one Premier League goalie boasting a more impressive record.

Luton’s Thomas Kaminski surprisingly tops the charts amid a brilliant run of form that has helped the promoted side jump out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Kaminski has saved 4.5 expected goals throughout the season so far and is the only keeper in the division to have breached the 4xG barrier.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s Alisson ties with Onana on 3.4xG and has looked back to his best for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season as they threaten to mount a Premier League title charge.

Luton shot-stopper Thomas Kaminski tops the charts for the most expected goals saved this season


1. Thomas Kaminski – Luton Town (+4.5)

2. Andre Onana – Manchester United (+3.4)

3. Alisson – Liverpool (+3.4)

4. Jose Sa – Wolves (+3.3)

5. Guglielmo Vicario – Tottenham (+2.3)

6. Bernd Leno – Fulham (+2.3)

7. Alphonse Areola – West Ham (+2.2)

8. Neto – Bournemouth (+1.9)

9. Wes Foderingham – Sheffield United (+1.7)

10. Emiliano Martinez – Aston Villa (+1.7)

11. Nick Pope – Newcastle United (+0.9)

12. David Raya – Arsenal (+0.8)

13. Jordan Pickford – Everton (-0.3)

14. Ederson – Manchester City (-0.8)

15. Matt Turner – Nottingham Forest (-1.6)

16. Aaron Ramsdale – Arsenal (-1.7)

17. Bart Verbruggen – Brighton  (-1.7)

18. James Trafford – Burnley (-2.4)

19. Jason Steele – Brighton (-2.5)

20. Robert Sanchez – Chelsea (-2.8)

Kaminski has been pivotal to Luton’s success with the club currently above the relegation zone

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is joint-second with Onana after similarly impressive saves

Wolverhampton’s Jose Sa and Tottenham newboy Guglielmo Vicario seal off the rest of the top five with both making crucial saves for their respective teams this season.

However, it’s a more sombre analysis for the goalkeepers at Manchester City and Arsenal who are amongst the worst performers in the division.

Arsenal keeper David Raya (+0.8xG) beats his club competition rival Aaron Ramsdale  (-1.7xG) for the performance metric that analyses who has saved the most expected goals.

Man City No.1 Ederson ranks at 14th amongst the Premier League’s best with him conceding 0.8 more goals than what stats suggest he should have.


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