Goalkeepers of the Big Six compared before the release of the Premier League

Chelsea broke the world record by paying £ 72m to Athletic Bilbao for Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea and Liverpool have sensationally broken the world record to sign the goalkeepers in this summer transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp originally raised the bar when the Reds brought Alisson of Rome for £ 67 million before Chelsea acted quickly to replace Thibaut Courtois by handing out £ 72m to Athletic Bilbao for young Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga.

With an intriguing battle to become the league's most reliable cap to begin with, Sportsmail assesses the qualities and weaknesses of number 1 goalkeepers in the clubs & # 39; Big Six & # 39;

Chelsea broke the world record by paying £ 72m to Athletic Bilbao for Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea broke the world record by paying £ 72m to Athletic Bilbao for Kepa Arrizabalaga

Alisson – Liverpool

Playing style

Alisson seems to be a home run of all trades instead of a master of one. Save the vast majority of the shots that are taken against him, while retaining the skills with the ball that are expected of any player from the Samba nation that is Brazil.

Family tree

He never won a major trophy in his career, but can access four Gaucho Championship titles during his days at the International. Alisson also won the prestigious Toulon Tournament with the under-23s from Brazil in 2013.

Off the field

Strong Catholic, Alisson previously described the Bible as his & # 39; manual & # 39 ;. He is also a useful musician as seen on Liverpool's preseason tour of Evian-les-Bains earlier this summer. He surprised his teammates with an acoustic guitar performance before performing an enthusiastic performance of & # 39; Do not Look Back in Anger & # 39; by Oasis.

Liverpool fans hope that Alisson will become the club's first quality goalkeeper for years

Liverpool fans hope that Alisson will become the club's first quality goalkeeper for years

Liverpool fans hope that Alisson will become the club's first quality goalkeeper for years

STATISTICS OF ALISSON 17/18

Appearances: 49

Objectives granted: 47

Clean sheets: 22

Yellow cards: 1

Strengths

Alisson's massive 6-foot-4 frame makes him an imposing figure in set pieces, something that Liverpool has lacked for a long time. His distribution is also insurmountable and that was evident in his debut in Dublin last week when he sprayed a 70-yard ball to Mohamed Salah in preparation for the opening goal against Napoli.

Weaknesses

As for the statistics of last season, it is difficult to highlight a major weakness in the game of Alisson. He will be a little more isolated than he was in Rome with Liverpool's high intensity pressure game that leaves a lot of space between the defense and the goalkeeper. You may have to consider when to run out of your line and when to maintain your position much more in England.

Who is No 2?

With Simon Mignolet ready to be transferred by Jurgen Klopp, it seems that Loris Karius has won the race for second place. The German has had some tumultuous months after making two terrible mistakes in the Champions League final. It is unlikely that sitting on the bench will increase his confidence, but the German can probably expect some playing time in domestic cup competitions.

Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea

Playing style

Former Athletic Bilbao coach and current Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, once said about Arrizabalaga: "He has some things he knows he should improve, but he is a goalkeeper with good reflexes, a great presence and a great confidence that transmits to others. " It sounds like a good buy so far.

Family tree

He is still in the early stages of his professional career, having become the number 1 in Bilbao in the last year of Valverde in charge. However, there have been some international successes when winning the U19 European Championship in 2012.

Off the field

According to The Telegraph, Kepa used to divide his attention as a child with his love for birds. He used to go regularly looking for goldfinches with his father and then he tried to sing them. Obviously there was a natural ability within the goalkeeper because the birds, called Oker, Rocky and Raikkonen, won competitions in 2008 and 2010.

Arrizabalaga is an impressive shooter and has a good record of saving penalties

Arrizabalaga is an impressive shooter and has a good record of saving penalties

Arrizabalaga is an impressive shooter and has a good record of saving penalties

STATISTICS OF ARRIZABALAGA 17/18

Appearances: 31

Objectives granted: 44

Clean sheets: 7

Yellow cards: 3

Strengths

He is an impressive shooter and has a good reputation when it comes to saving penalties. Being Spanish, you would suppose that he feels comfortable with the ball and that is certainly the case, despite having a tendency to play too much sometimes. Breaking at such a young age shows his resilient personality and a calm head will be key in the Premier League.

Weaknesses

He needs to improve in the air, but as he grows both physically and with confidence, that will probably come. He also tried to bounce from the back before for Spain's Under 21 against Croatia once and was caught. He made bad mistakes against Valencia at the beginning of last season, leaving his line at the wrong time.

Who is No 2?

Willy Caballero will not offer a big threat to the shirt n. 1. The Argentine error against Croatia in the World Cup summed up his ability on the ball and is far from reliable. He can be given a chance in cup competitions depending on how fast Arrizabalaga sits.

David de Gea – Manchester United

Playing style

Particularly agile, De Gea is known for his sharp reflexes and agility between messages. He is a fierce plug, using any part of his body to avoid a goal. A memorable save from Salah at Anfield last season with the inside of his foot stands out as a good example.

Family tree

The king of the positions in the Premier League is undeniably De Gea. The Spaniard has been named Team of the Year in five of the last six seasons, and possibly the most recent campaign has been the best.

Off the field

De Gea has admitted that he is a big fan of heavy metal music and has been seen at the concerts of Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold. He is in a relationship with the Spanish singer Edurne, who placed 21 in Eurovision 2015.

David de Gea has been in the Premier League Team of the Year in five of the last six seasons

David de Gea has been in the Premier League Team of the Year in five of the last six seasons

David de Gea has been in the Premier League Team of the Year in five of the last six seasons

GEA STATISTICS 17/18

Appearances: 46

Objectives granted: 35

Clean sheets: 22

Yellow cards: 0

Strengths

As mentioned before, your stop is second to none. In the early stages of his career in the Premier League he fought under the high ball, but since then he has improved greatly in aerial scenarios. De Gea's quick idea to step out of his line in one-on-one duels is also impressive and ensures that United can play at the top of the field.

Weaknesses

Difficult to say but De Gea can sometimes fall short with his feet. Their distribution is not a concern for Manchester United, but it can not be denied that Ederson and Hugo Lloris are in better possession. That helps City and Tottenham play from behind in the style preferred by their respective managers.

Who is No 2?

Sergio Romero is injured, but once he is fit he will be the man for De Gea's substitute. The Argentine missed the World Cup because of a knee problem, but he has proven to be a capable replacement for the Spanish in cup competitions. Lee Grant has also been signed and played relatively well on the tour of the United States for the club.

Ederson – Manchester City

Playing style

The Brazilian was an outstanding signing of Pep Guardiola last season, as the Spaniard spent large sums of money to improve his five backs. His agility, physicality and reflexes help him keep the goal effortless and was crucial in the winning campaign of the Manchester City title.

Family tree

Despite being only 24 years old, Ederson has already won numerous trophies. He lifted the Portuguese league twice with Benfica, as well as the Premier League and the League Cup in his debut year in England.

Off the field

Ederson is one of the few, if any, players who have a Guinness world record. Earlier this year, City invited the winners of the record company to their training camp while trying to establish a new best for the longest kick.

He was allowed three attempts to break the previous best average of 75 meters and achieved an effort of 75.35m on his last attempt.

Ederson was an excellent signing for Pep Guardiola last season when City won the title

Ederson was an excellent signing for Pep Guardiola last season when City won the title

Ederson was an excellent signing for Pep Guardiola last season when City won the title

EDERSON STATS 17/18

Appearances: Four. Five

Objectives granted: 36

Clean sheets: twenty-one

Yellow cards: 2

Strengths

In addition to the qualities mentioned above, the excellent distribution and skill of Ederson in possession is what makes him perfect for this City team. He is basically a player with gloves on. Whether it's a short pass to a defender or a precise diagonal to Leroy Sane or Raheem Sterling, he invariably finds his target.

Weaknesses

However, that confidence in possession can sometimes lead to mistakes. Ederson ranked third in the top six for errors that culminated in shots last season and who can forget the bulky elimination that fell to Mo Salah in the 4-3 loss at Anfield last season.

Who is No 2?

Claudio Bravo signed in Guardiola's first summer at the club after a relatively successful spell in Barcelona. However, he did not impress and his manager knew he needed an improvement if they were to challenge the title. However, it remains a capable replacement.

Hugo Lloris – Tottenham

Playing style

Lloris is another with quick reflexes and his experience ensures that, in general, he makes good decisions. French usually also comes out better in one-on-one situations and dominates at the air level.

Family tree

However, to win a big trophy with the Spurs, his greatest success came on the international scene this summer, as he captained France for the World Cup title. He made a series of solid performances when the Didier Deschamps team took home the Russian trophy.

Off the field

Lloris is a very dedicated professional as suggested by this interview with Goal. He said: & # 39; Off the field, I like everyone to feel free, but I also know the hierarchy. I like the rules, but I do not like it when there are too many restrictions. It must be said that everything that happens outside the field has repercussions in the field of play. The most important thing is mutual respect. "

The biggest success of Hugo Lloris came this summer when he captained France for the World Cup title

The biggest success of Hugo Lloris came this summer when he captained France for the World Cup title

The biggest success of Hugo Lloris came this summer when he captained France for the World Cup title

LLORIS STATISTICS 17/18

Appearances: 43

Objectives granted: 43

Clean sheets: sixteen

Yellow cards: 1

Strengths

Another stopper with an exceptional distribution. His left foot can produce accurate passes on the field and ensures that Mauricio Pochettino's side can play from behind or move back and forth quickly.

Weaknesses

You always have the feeling that an error is coming. Although it was largely impressive in the World Cup, he made a horrible mistake in the final. France was winning 4-1 at that time in Moscow before Lloris inexplicably tried to dribble Mario Mandzukic. The forward managed to win the ball and hit it in the unoccupied net.

Who is No 2?

Michel Vorm was signed from Swansea for £ 3.5 million in 2014. Since then he has been limited to a handful of appearances each season, but he can turn to him with a sense of security in the absence of Lloris.

Bernd Leno – Arsenal

Playing style

Physically, Leno is out of the German goalkeeper factory, even his slippery blond hair, like Manuel Neuer and Marc ter Stegen. He is also a modern sweeper, in the Neuer style, famous for his courage as the last line of defense.

Family tree

After leaving the Stuttgart academy, he has played for the past seven years with Bayer Leverkusen. Internationally, the possibilities have been rare due to high quality competition. However, he won six games with the Germany national team and made his Champions League debut when he was a teenager when Leverkusen was defeated 2-0 by Chelsea in 2011.

Off the field

Like many players, he is a video game enthusiast and enjoys a long-distance PlayStation rivalry with Leverkusen's former teammate, Danny da Costa. Leno admits buying a new TV and PlayStation with his first professional paycheck.

Bernd Leno is a typical German goalkeeper, a brave fender as the last line of defense

Bernd Leno is a typical German goalkeeper, a brave fender as the last line of defense

Bernd Leno is a typical German goalkeeper, a brave fender as the last line of defense

STATISTICS OF LENO 17/18

Appearances: 38

Objectives granted: 49

Clean sheets: 12

Yellow cards: 1

Strengths

Leno is a kind of rescue expert, Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is among those he has frustrated in the Bundesliga. It is definitely a dominant presence on the pitch and the defense of Arsenal will be reinforced by that, as they have a more organized approach under Unai Emery.

Weaknesses

Leno has experience in the Champions League level, but two howlers against Australia in the Confederations Cup last year cost him a place in the German World Cup team. His worst mistake in Germany came when he made a mistake in the elimination against Augsburg to give an own goal.

Who is No 2?

Petr Cech was the n. 1 of the club until the arrival of Leno and the Czech goalkeeper could easily return to the team if things do not start too well for the new arrival. Cech has experience in the Premier League in abundance, but is entering the final stages of his brilliant career.

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