Nick Pope v Martin Dubravka stats: Which Newcastle United goalkeeper comes out on top?
Nick Pope and Martin Dubravka are set to compete for the starting goalkeeper position at Newcastle United this coming season – but who comes out on top when it comes to the stats?
Pope recently arrived at Newcastle from Burnley for £10million and is expected to provide direct competition for Dubravka, who has been the number one choice at St James’s Park since 2018.
We’ve looked at the stats and will compare the two goalkeepers. But as Pope has played 141 Premier League games to Dubravka’s 127, we will be using stats as a per-game average in an attempt to balance out Pope’s 14 game advantage.
While it can be debated which player is the superior goalkeeper, statistics are not quite as subjective.
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