Every year in the Premier League, the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets is awarded with the Prestigious Golden Glove award.
The current Premier League campaign enters the last chapter of what has been an intriguing season and is only ten game weeks away from being drawn curtains on. We as Football fanatics all over the world clench our fists in utter joy and celebrate like lunatics whenever our favourite teams hit the back of the opposition net. Yet no one remembers the great saves and the mind boggling reflexes which was at the end crucial for the victory. Today we here at Sportzwiki present the top contenders for the Golden Glove in the EPL.
Wojciech Szczesny: Arsenal Polish number one Szczesny leads the charts for the most number of shut outs this season, which stands at 12. The Gunners have to play Everton, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur all away and in due course might concede goals in other encounters too, but Szczesny might have done enough to grab the award. He has been top draw for Arsenal this campaign, one of the main reason why Wenger’s boys have a realistic chance to win the Premier League come in May.
Petr Cech: Perhaps the best goalkeeper in the league, Chelsea’s Peter Cech too has 12 clean sheets like his Arsenal’s counterpart. Cech won the award twice in 2004-05 and 2009-10 season and it might be perhaps the third occasion when he receives the award this season too. Chelsea’s easy remaining fixtures in the season means they are well placed to reclaim their lost glory with Cech can too boast of a personal achievement come at the end of the tumultuous campaign.
Tim Howard: The American has just been immaculate under the sticks for the Toffees, picking up nine clean sheets in the Champions League aspirations and has pulled out numerous saves to keep his team in the hunt in a majority of encounters. Everton have an easy set of fixtures with only Arsenal and Manchester United amongst the tough fixtures, that too at home, Howard may well win the award given Everton’s defensive discipline and unwillingness to let goals in. only time will tell if the 34 year old can claim the award?
Hugo Lloris: Tottenham may have been subjected to be at the wrong end of some humiliating scorelines, but due credit to Hugo Lloris who has rightly picked up eleven clean sheets against his name. He has been brilliant under the sticks for Spurs making match saving shut outs and equally impressive distribution on his kicks. The Frenchman is key to Tim Sherwood’s reign at White Hart Lane if they are to finish in a Champions League spot, but make no mistake, Lloris has been one of the peaks for Tottenham in their tipsy topsy 2013-14 season.