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Shearer's team of the season so far: Goalkeeper

7 Apr 2020

Premier League Champion names Sheffield United's Dean Henderson as the first player in best XI of campaign to date

Premier League Champion Alan Shearer is selecting his team of the season so far.

The competition's all-time top goalscorer will go through position by position, starting with the goalkeeper.

GK: Dean Henderson (SHU

"It was tough to leave out Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson," says Shearer. "But Sheffield United's season has been one of the best stories of the campaign and Henderson has been key to their success.

"The Manchester United loanee has kept 10 clean sheets and his bravery and confidence belie his 23 years. He is a star in the making."

Did you know?

Among goalkeepers aged 23 or under this season, Henderson has the joint-highest number of clean sheets across Europe's top five leagues.

Only Nick Pope, with 11, has more clean sheets in the 2019/20 Premier League, with Henderson on the same number as Alisson and Kasper Schmeichel

Henderson ranks third in the Premier League for Opta's Goals Prevented metric. It looks at the quality of on-target shots a goalkeeper has faced and shows that Henderson has conceded eight goals fewer than expected.

Goals prevented 2019/20
Goalkeeper Goals conceded* xGOT** faced xGOT** prevented
Vicente Guaita 26 35.6 9.6
Martin Dubravka 40 48.7 8.7
Dean Henderson 22 30.2 8.2
Hugo Lloris 13 19.9 6.9
Ben Foster 41 47.3 6.3

*excluding own goals
**Expected Goals on Target

Also in this series 

Part 2: Shearer's team of the season so far: Defenders
Part 3: Shearer's team of the season so far: Midfielders
Part 4: Shearer's team of the season so far: Forwards

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