There was not much Simon Mignolet could do as Sunderland fell to a painful six goal defeat against Aston Villa on Monday night. Despite Sunderland’s involvement in the relegation battle this season Mignolet has collect eleven clean sheets including two in a row prior to the Aston Villa pummelling.
Paolo Di Canio knows that he needs his team to stay true to their strong defensive form this season if they are to stay in the Premier League. Sunderland will again play their Premier League game on Monday night this week as they prepare for the visit of Stoke to the Stadium of Light.
Stoke have managed to take themselves out of relegation contention but have struggled to score goals throughout the season. With a 5% ownership rate and clean sheets looking unlikely this weekend across the spectrum of Premier League games Mignolet may be the best goalkeeper to select this week.
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