Four Premier League goalkeepers still in race for Golden Glove

Four goalkeepers go into the final day with a chance of snatching the gong, including Kasper Schmeichel, Petr Cech, Joe Hart and David de Gea.

The Premier League golden glove award will go down to the wire this season, with four goalkeepers still in the running.

Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel, Arsenal’s Petr Cech, Manchester City’s Joe Hart and Manchester United’s David de Gea all have 15 clean sheets to their name for the 2015-2016 campaign.

De Gea could have stolen an advantage over his rivals on Tuesday night as Manchester United faced West Ham United in their final game at the Boleyn Ground, however United conceded early courtesy of a deflected strike by Diafra Sakho.

This means that there will be an unprecedented four goalkeepers in with a shout of lifting the Golden Glove award.

Petr Cech is perhaps the favourite to scoop the title for a second time, as his Arsenal side play goal-shy Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium. Villa have only scored 27 goals all season in 37 games.

Joe Hart will have to keep Andre Ayew and co out at the Liberty Stadium should he wish to retain the award, having won it last season with 14 shut-outs.

Swansea go into their final game of the campaign with nothing to play other than pride and perhaps a new contract for manager Francesco Guidolin, although they will take confidence from their sublime display at West Ham last weekend where they were resounding 4-1 winners.

Schmeichel will need to keep a clean sheet at the Bridge if he wishes to win the award outright, when his championship winning side Leicester take on the fallen champions Chelsea, while De Gea will hope to nullify a Bournemouth attack bolstered by the return of Callum Wilson.

Should there be a tie and no outright winner after next weekend, the award will be shared. The record for the most clean sheets in a Premier League season is held by both Cech and Edwin van der Sar, with the Czech international setting the record in 2005 when at Chelsea, a total that was matched by Manchester United legend van der Sar in 2009.

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