David De Gea may have to reproduce more of the record-equalling heroics he displayed at Arsenal last weekend if Manchester United are to cut Manchester City's eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League on Sunday, writes Sky Sports’ Will Rickson.
Using expected goals (xG) data, De Gea's saves have effectively earned United points in four matches this season.
This includes turning a defeat into a win against Arsenal with a joint PL-record 14 stops, and he has also kept clean sheets in three matches where the expected goals of United's opponents have exceeded one.
|Player||Goals conceded||xG faced||xG prevented|
But Ederson is impressing in other areas.
His minutes-per-goal-conceded rate is the best in Man City’s PL history, and he also has Joe Hart's club-best record of a clean sheet in 41% of his appearances in his sights.
Whichever goalkeeper performs best on Sunday could make a vital contribution in the title race.
|MUN rank||De Gea||Ederson||MCI rank|
|8||39%||Clean sheet %||40%||2|