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5 Currently underrated Premier League goal-keepers 

The significance of a keeper
The significance of a keeper
Syed Shaiban
Modified 07 Feb 2019
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Perhaps as sensational forwards like Sergio Aguero, Mohamed Salah, Marcus Rashford and Eden Hazard lead the lines for their respective teams along with the big, renowned and established goal-keepers saving their defenses such as Ederson, Allison Becker and David De Gea, the other keepers of the league have been largely overshadowed due to their mighty presence.

However, as the Premier League rolls on every season, underrated players do crop up and over-time, their consistency does validate as to why they deserve to get enough attention although they currently might not.

There is no debate regarding the significance of a goal-keeper and quite often, mid-table clubs bank heavily on the keepers that guard their goal and Premier League is indeed blessed with a good variety of keepers, players who are talented, consistent and are underrated to a large extent.

In the twenty-six game-weeks that have followed, there are some keepers who have emerged and do deserve recognition. Here are currently, the five underrated Premier League keepers.

#5 Martin Dubravka

Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League
Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League

No considerable amount of attention was given when Newcastle United got Dubravka on loan last season but his clean-sheet against Manchester United raised eyebrows and it wasn't a surprise when Newcastle made his signing to be permanent before the start of this season. In Rafael Benitez's eyes, Newcastle had solved a major issue and had got a very talented keeper with vital work-ethic.

The Slovakian has done justice to the faith in which he was bought. In 25 appearances for the Magpies this season, the keeper has kept 7 clean-sheets but more importantly, he's made 72 important saves, has made 23 high-claims and has been aggressive in punching the ball away on ten occasions.

He's made 200 accurate long-balls and has enabled the team to move forward quickly. Dubravka doesn't really come across as a tall, main organ of the team but his performances have been key and he's made a great amount of difference and has gotten less credit than he deserves.

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Published 07 Feb 2019, 19:29 IST
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