Revealed! The best value goalkeepers in the Premier League - and how Nick Pope measures up

As is often the case, Nick Pope has been one of Burnley’s standout performers this season.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:00 pm
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal scores their team's first goal past Illan Meslier of Leeds United. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

The 28-year-old has been in typically assured form this term, and has reinforced his credentials as a potential England number one heading into this summer’s European Championships.

So far, Pope has kept nine clean sheets in 27 top flight appearances, and has prevented 11.82 expected goals from opposition sides in 2020/21.

Former England number one Rob Green has even been singing his praises in recent days.

Annual Salary: £3.8m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £2.87m Number of saves: 89 Cost per save: £32,289 (Photo by CARL RECINE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

He told Sky Sports: "For goalkeeping levels and for consistency of performance, and somebody who’s had an incredible story from having been where he came from and the background he came from is Nick Pope

"If you are a young lad wanting to be a goalkeeper, look at his story, look at how hard he works, and look at being someone who has just nailed down a position of their own.

"Year on year he punches above his weight, and he’s a fantastic asset.”

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

Annual Salary: £3.12m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £2.3m Number of saves: 85 Cost per save: £27,046 (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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

Annual Salary: £2.6m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £1.92m Number of saves: 73 Cost per save: £26,244 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Annual Salary: £3.12m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £2.13m Number of saves: 95 Cost per save: £22,471 (Photo by Peter Cziborra - Pool/Getty Images)
Annual Salary: £1.82m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £1.34m Number of saves: 99 Cost per save: £13,545 (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Annual Salary: £1.3m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £923,684 Number of saves: 88 Cost per save: £10,496 (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Annual Salary: £1.56m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £1.15m Number of saves: 112 Cost per save: £10,263 (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Annual Salary: £520,000 Salary earned so far in 20/21: £369,473 Number of saves: 38 Cost per save: £9,723 (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Annual Salary: £1.155m Salary earned so far in 20/21: £851,062 Number of saves: 100 Cost per save: £8,511 (Photo by Lee Smith - Pool/Getty Images)
Annual Salary: £858,000 Salary earned so far in 20/21: £609,632 Number of saves: 99 Cost per save: £6,158 (Photo by NICK POTTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)