Stoke City boss Tony Pulis insists Asmir Begovic is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.

Begovic has enjoyed an outstanding campaign for the Potters this season.

"I think he has been consistently the best goalkeeper in the Premier League this season," Pulis asserted.

"He's been different class for us. I think the experience he's got from playing games regularly has been the biggest factor.

"Asmir has had a full run at the team this season and grown in stature because of it.

"There is no substitute for playing games and that's why I would always encourage youngsters at this football club to go out and play league football to gain experience."