5. Joe Hart
After some inconsistent performances on a personal level along with his club’s dodgy form earlier this season, Joe Hart is finally showing some of his best form. With two goals conceded in his last league games, the English international has been one of the main reasons why Manchester City have been in resurgent form, having cut the gap between them and Chelsea to only three points.
4. Costel Pantilimon
After starting the season as the second choice goalkeeper at the Stadium of Light, the Romanian international was given his break when some poor performances from Vito Mannone saw Pantilimon promoted to first choice – and it’s proving to be the right choice as well.
In the eight games the former Manchester City goalkeeper has played in, Sunderland have only lost once – to Manchester City – and in the process, conceded only seven goals. If we ignore the City result, Pantilimon has only conceded three goals in seven games.
With some stability in the goalkeeping area, Pantilimon could keep the Black Cats in the Premier League for yet another season.
West Ham are already exceeding expectations, currently sitting in fourth spot, just one point behind Manchester United and Adrian is one of the main reasons they’ve done that. The Spaniard has inconsistent performances before this season but right now, he’s one of the most in-form goalkeepers in the league with the Hammers conceding only 19 goals in 17 league games this season.
Adrian has conceded only three goals in the last five league games and if he keeps his performances up, West Ham may be in the top half of the table even longer.
2. Thibaut Courtois
While he might be the most talented goalkeeper in the league, Chelsea’s Courtois cannot take top spot simply because he hasn’t been tested as much as the other goalkeepers.
That isn’t to say that he isn’t in-form though, as the Belgium has done remarkably well in his debut season in the Premier League so far. Chelsea have the best defensive record in the league and Courtois has only conceded two goals in his last five games.
He has also imposed himself well on English football, taking control of his box – against physical Stoke City for example – and being a good distributor. Chelsea have a top class goalkeeper for the next decade at least.
1. David de Gea
The Spaniard has come a long way since his debut against Manchester City in the Community Shield back in 2012. With some stunning performances and unimaginable saves this season, de Gea has been the stand out goalkeeper of the Premier League so far.
With match winning performances against Liverpool, Arsenal and Crystal Palace to name a few, the former Atletico man has helped United turn their fortunes around as they look to finish in the top four.
And if de Gea keeps going at this rate, one has to think when the Real Madrid rumours will start in full swing as he may be taking Iker Casillas’ place both in the national team and perhaps at club level.