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Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka may well be the best goalkeeper outside the top six

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Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka may well be the best goalkeeper outside the top six

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has been in brilliant form this season.

The Magpies struggled for a while in the Premier League before recording three straight victories against Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley.

They were then beaten 3-0 by West Ham United to bring them crashing back down, but Rafa Benitez has steadied the ship again by getting a point against Everton in midweek.

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One man who’s been consistent all the way through though is Dubravka.

The Slovakian has really impressed between the sticks for the Toon Army once again this season, picking up where he left off last season.

Dubravka joined the club on loan from Sparta Prague in January 2018, and immediately impressed with a solid showing on his debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

 

He was signed permanently in August for a modest fee of £4 million (The Sun), and that has proven to be an absolute steal.

Dubravka the best outside the top six?

It can surely be argued that Dubravka is bettered by no one currently playing for a club outside of last season’s top six.

He is ran close by the likes of Jordan Pickford for Everton, Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel and West Ham United stopper Lukasz Fabianski.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ summer signing Rui Patricio has also been impressive during his short time in English football.

But there just seems to such consistency when Dubravka is concerned.

He is a tremendous shot stopper, commanding in the air and is yet to make a glaring mistake for the club.

He’s a big reason why, despite the iffy start, Newcastle were actually always fairly decent defensively this term.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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