Revealed! The best and worst Scottish Premiership goalkeepers of the season so far
The difference a good goalkeeper can make to his side should not be underestimated.
Having a solid defence is usually the basis of a successful team, and a having reliable presence between the sticks can be a vital asset in ensuring a backline is as bombproof as possible.
If you need any proof of that fact, look no further than league leaders Rangers and the stunning run of clean sheets that they began the season with.
But which Scottish Premiership stoppers have started the campaign brightest, and which need to buck their ideas up?
We’ve compared the total expected number of goals conceded* so far this season for each top flight goalkeeper to the number of goals they have actually shipped to find out:
*xCG is a measure of chance quality. For the purposes of this article, we have counted any goalkeeper who has made five or more Scottish Premiership appearances up to this point in the 2020/21 campaign.