Champions League 21/22: Which goalkeeper is helping his team the most?

Category: Player Analysis

In Driblab we have set out to analyse in depth the level of goalkeepers in the Champions League, a transcendental and decisive figure in the knockout rounds, which can mark and determine the course of the same.

Published:31/03/2022

With the quarter-finals of the Champions League about to kick off, Driblab has set out to take an in-depth look at the level of the goalkeepers, a transcendental and decisive figure in the knockout stages, who can mark and determine the course of the knockout rounds. Not making mistakes under the pressure of the best club competition in the world is a challenge for goalkeepers. And that is why it is there, in those moments, that the hierarchy of the goalkeeper comes to the fore.

We wanted to use seven metrics that measure different game situations to see how goalkeepers are performing in this edition of the UEFA Champions League. And as is happening in the Spanish league, Belgian Thibaut Courtois is proving to be the best goalkeeper in the competition, with Real Madrid conceding far more shots than other teams in the quarter-finals (12 shots against per 90 minutes). The Belgian is the best goalkeeper in 4 of the 7 selected metrics: Goals Prevented, xG Saving, % Saving and Shots per Goal.

Goals Prevented is one of the most interesting metrics, as we explained in this text. It measures the ability of a goalkeeper to avoid goals, based on xGOT (Expected Goals on Target). With his interventions, measuring the goal probability of each shot before the shot is taken (xG) and the goal probability after the shot (xGOT), we know how much a goalkeeper is saving. Manchester City’s Ederson is the goalkeeper who is preventing the fewest goals: his -2.21 reflects that he should have saved that quantity of goals.

With the feet, Manuel Neuer is still the best, with an impressive 58.3% success rate in passing into the opposition half, thanks to his fantastic quality, while Alisson is the goalkeeper who most often goes out to catch crosses that should be the keeper’s responsibility because of their trajectory and the area they fly over. Among the most complete, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

We are Driblab, a consultancy specialized in the statistical analysis of players and teams; our work is focused on advising and minimizing risk in professional football decision-making in areas related to talent detection and footballer evaluations. Our database has more than 180,000 players from more than 180 competitions, covering information from all over the world. Here you can learn more about how we work and what we offer.

Autor: Alejandro Arroyo
For Player Analysis we also recommend you:

How the coveted Iván Fresneda plays

We analyse one of Europe’s most promising full-backs. We look at where he stands out and what makes him so sought after.

Counterpressing LaLiga 22/23: Agressive Actions & Quick Recoveries

Counterpressing measured through two specific metrics developed by Driblab at the request of our customers: aggressive actions and quick recoveries.

Darwin Nuñez, beyond a matter of time

The problems in Darwin Nuñez’s definition contain some nuances that the data show in this article.

The seven players who are dominating the World Cup

Ahead of the World Cup quarter-finals, we highlight seven players who are dominating this edition by one metric.

Qatar 2022: Potential signings for Serie A

We list ten players present at Qatar 2022 who could be very interesting options for Serie A teams.

Qatar 2022: Potenziali acquisti per la Serie A (Italian)

We highlight ten players present at Qatar 2022 who could be very interesting options for Serie A teams.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: dando uno sguardo al passato (Italian)

Un esempio di come Driblab possa seguire i giovani dei campionati periferici grazie alla sua copertura e ai suoi modelli statistici.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: taking a look back

An example of how Driblab can track youngsters from peripheral leagues thanks to its coverage and statistical models

Vitor Roque, the great genius of the Copa Libertadores 2022

We analyse the first steps of the very young talent Vitor Roque, category 2005, who has shone in the Copa Libertadores 2022.

UEFA Champions League 22/23: seven players to keep an eye on

We highlight seven players with the potential to surprise in the UEFA Champions League 2022/23.

Driblab

Información corporativa

Somos una empresa con sede en Madrid fundada en 2017 por Salvador Carmona y Cristian Coré Ramiro. Desde nuestros inicios nuestro trabajo se ha centrado en el análisis estadístico de datos para ayudar a los clubes en la planificación deportiva. Somos una consultora big data que ofrece servicios personalizados para cada cliente y defiende un modelo de gestión mixto y una comunicación constante para acompañar el día a día de las instituciones. Nuestro punto fuerte es la más amplia cobertura disponible en número de torneos profesionales y juveniles. Para más detalles, póngase en contacto con nosotros.

Colaboramos con:

           

Hemos aparecido en:


Talk to our speciali