Petr Cech, Kasper Schmeichel, Hugo Lloris or Jack Butland? Who is the Premier League's busiest goalkeeper?

Stats show which goalkeeper has done the most work this season

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When Petr Cech moved to Arsenal in the summer, Chelsea captain John Terry claimed that the goalkeeper could be worth "12 to 15" points to the Gunners this season.

While Arsenal's campaign hasn't quite gone that well, the former Chelsea star has been a massive success at the Emirates this season, improving an area of the team that has been a weakness for years in north London.

A good goalkeeper can make the world of difference to a team's hopes, while a bad one could cost them goals and points over the course of a season.

This weekend saw one of the Premier League's top shot stoppers reach 100 saves on the season, making him the first man to do so in the top flight this season.

Here, we count down the 10 busiest goalkeepers in the Premier League this season by total number of saves. 

The stats show that Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has been the most active keeper in the Premier League, making 100 saves in his 30 matches this season, 3.1 every game.

Butland had a poor game as Southampton beat Stoke City at the weekend, but the goalkeeper has received wide praise for his performances so far - he's conceded 36 goals in those 30 matches, keeping 10 clean sheets.

Costel Pantilimon is the busiest goalkeeper in the league if you base his numbers on a per game basis. The 6ft 8in Romanian averages four saves per 90 minutes, not surprising considering the awful defence he played behind at Sunderland before moving to Watford (he is yet to play in the Premier League for the Hornets) 

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However, Pantilimon has only kept three clean sheets in the 17 matches he has played, conceding a whopping 33 goals in those matches.

Data courtesy of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the Official Player Rating Index of the Barclays Premier League

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