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Pope at No 1 in race for Golden Glove

14 Jun 2020

Burnley goalkeeper has a narrow advantage in battle to keep the most league clean sheets in 2019/20

Ahead of the Premier League's resumption, we look at the leading contenders for the 2019/20 Premier League awards, in association with Cadbury.

Golden Glove

A host of Premier League goalkeepers have an individual accolade within their reach as they battle to keep the most clean sheets in the competition this season.

Burnley's Nick Pope leads the way with 11 shutouts, just one more than his three nearest rivals, while a further four 'keepers are two behind him.

Intriguingly, the Clarets' shot-stopper is set to face fellow contenders for the Golden Glove in each of his next four matches.

He is due to take on Ederson's Manchester City, Ben Foster and Watford, Vicente Guaita's Crystal Palace and Dean Henderson's Sheffield United in succession. Also, a meeting with Alisson and his Liverpool team-mates lies ahead next month. 

Race for the Golden Glove
Player Club Clean sheets
Nick Pope BUR 11
Dean Henderson SHU 10
Alisson LIV 10
Kasper Schmeichel LEI 10
Martin Dubravka NEW 9
Ben Foster WAT 9
Vicente Guaita CRY 9
Ederson MCI 9

Alisson won the award last season with 21 clean sheets and has the best save percentage in 2019/20 with 80.4 per cent.

He could become the fourth goalkeeper to win the Golden Glove more than once, after Pepe Reina, Petr Cech and Joe Hart.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Henderson has a chance to cap his impressive debut Premier League campaign with the prestigious award.

Early meeting

Kasper Schmeichel also has kept 10 clean sheets with third-placed Leicester City.

The Dane will meet Foster, who has nine shutouts despite Watford being in 17th position, in his first match next Saturday.

Martin Dubravka, who has made the most saves this season with 117, is also firmly in the frame.

So is Guaita, who has prevented the most Expected Goals on Target (xGoT) according to Opta's metric.

Tomorrow: De Bruyne on course for Playmaker award and record

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Part 1: Vardy leading the way in race for Golden Boot

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