Despite only starting 15 games this season, Emi Martinez has now kept as many clean sheets as Tottenham Hotspur in 2019/20.
Away to Wolves on Saturday, Emi Martinez added yet another to his tally of clean sheets. It’s three in a row in the Premier League, plus just one goal conceded in the recent FA Cup quarter-final.
That puts him on eight for the season, the same number as Tottenham Hotspur have in total. Hugo Lloris has three from 21 games, Paulo Gazzaniga has five from 25 and Michel Vorm didn’t get one in his only appearance this season.
Despite Jose Mourinho’s reputation, it’s Mikel Arteta who is managing to have a greater impact on his new team’s defences. That said, he’s still had to rely on his goalkeeper at times, and Martinez is really stepping up to the task since Leno’s injury.
Under Arteta, Martinez is up to 20 saves and just four goals conceded, an 83% save percentage. For reference, no Premier League goalkeeper has a better save percentage than that this campaign.
Emi is yet to face the really top teams, where that figure tends to take the biggest hits, but he’s doing very well so far. The big tests are coming, though, with Leicester City, Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester City up next. It’s certainly an opportunity for him.