Revealed! The best value goalkeepers in the Premier League - and how Robert Sanchez measures up
There were plenty of raised eyebrows when Brighton took the decision to send Mat Ryan out on loan to Arsenal during the January transfer window.
The Australian goalkeeper had been a fairly reliable option for the Seagulls for some time, but in the wake of a patchy spell of form, Graham Potter took the decision to axe him in favour of promising young talent Robert Sanchez.
The 23-year-old spent some time with Rochdale last season, and has adapted to life in the Premier League with ease, keeping six clean sheets in 16 outings and generally impressing throughout.
So far this season he has prevented 2.61 expected goals from opposition sides, and his reflex save rate is an eye-catching 64.9%.
The Spaniard has surely established himself as the Seagulls’ number one going forward, and it’s hard to see Ryan playing his way back into Potter’s plans any time soon.
But how has Sanchez measured up compared to some of the other goalkeepers in the top flight this season?
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