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Costel Pantilimon | Goalkeeper

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 212

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Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon posts some surprisingly good stats despite Sunderland’s dire season…
Another day, another player that north-east rivals Sunderland and Newcastle ‘do battle’ over. The latest is Chelsea’s Marco van Ginkel. The Dutch International – one of a sizeable migration mooted to be flocking towards the Stadium of Light this summer – spent last season on loan at AC Milan and is similarly available again. One battle that has already been won is in goal. Despite both clubs suffering dire seasons, the records of their respective Goalkeepers could scarcely be more different. Sunderland’s Costel Pantilimon’s 11 clean sheets from 28 matches (39%) was only bettered by two in the PL – Arsenal’s David Ospina (another surprise) and Southampton’s Fraser Forster (both 44%). While Newcastle’s Tim Krul came in at the opposite end of the spectrum, returning the PL’s worst goals conceded figures (1.56 per match). With improvement expected, Pantilimon is a Goalkeeper for Fantasy Managers to file under ‘value’. Jul 2 - 5:11 AM
Source: Rotoworld