Wes Foderingham has already silenced his doubters

Despite barely making a mistake last season, some Sheffield United fans voiced their concerns over Wes Foderingham as many doubted whether or not he could make the step up to the Premier League.

Although Sheffield United have lost three straight games in the Premier League, Foderingham has certainly silenced his critics with some unbelievable saves already.

In the defeat to Crystal Palace, the 32-year-old made seven saves and prevented 0.93 expected goals [SofaScore] with a bunch of stunning saves, especially from Joachim Anderson’s close proximity header.

Against Nottingham Forest, he was much quieter but still showed his quality and experience as he commanded his box well.

Manchester City’s Spanish midfielder #16 Rodri (2L) scores the game winning goal, 1-2, past Sheffield United’s English goalkeeper #18 Wes Foderingham during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on August 27, 2023. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

On Sunday against Manchester City, Foderingham made seven saves and prevented 0.47 xG. The best saves of the bunch was when he came out and starfished Julian Alvarez as he was about to score a tap in. And then he came out to close the angle against Erling Haaland who looked to dink him, but Foderingham was wise to it and spectacularly stuck out a strong wrist to deny the Norwegian.

Already, Foderingham is one of the most worked goalkeepers in the league – 4th busiest – making an average of 5.3 saves per game. He has stood up to the task and has prevented 1.45 goals this season, which ranks him as the 7th best shot stopper in the Premier League.





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