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Kasper Schmeichel on target to win another trophy for Leicester this season

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With Leicester having shocked the footballing world and winning the Premier League with two games remaining, the Golden Glove race is the award in question with five top-drawer goalkeepers in with a chance of winning. The Foxes' very own Kasper Schmeichel is among the frontrunners and will be hoping to bring another trophy back to the King Power Stadium this season, after keeping an impressive 15 clean sheets.

He is currently sharing top spot in the competition with two previous multiple winners of the Golden Glove, Joe Hart and Petr Cech, who face off in a crucial match at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, that could also affect the Champions League placings.

Schmeichel, 29, will have to keep at least one clean sheet from Leicester's remaining two games against the struggling Everton (home) and Chelsea (away) to put him in with a chance of solely winning the trophy for the first time in his career, and becoming the first Danish keeper in Premier League history to do so, after his father's retirement before the award started at the end of the 2004/05 season.

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Leicester's game against Chelsea will be Schmeichel's 200th competitive appearance for the Foxes and it would cap off a season to remember, after being priced up at 5000-1 to win the title at the start of the campaign.

However, will the Danish shot-stopper regret not keeping out Sergio Aguero's 87th-minute consolation goal in a 3-1 Leicester victory when the side's met at the Etihad Stadium in early February?

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Arsenal keeper, Cech, seemingly faces an easier run-in with the aforementioned away game against Manchester City - who will be feeling the effects of their Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid last night, followed by a home game against the already relegated, Aston Villa, on the final day of the season.

Villa's goal-scoring record has been abysmal this season and stands out as one of many reasons why they have found themselves in such a precarious position at the foot of the table. Their opponents have kept a combined 16 clean sheets when facing the Villians, so Cech will fancy his chances of adding at least one clean sheet onto his total; putting him in with a great chance of winning his fourth Golden Glove.

Manchester City keeper, Hart, has already won the most Golden Gloves in Premier League history with four, and will be hoping to add to that this season after starting this year with five straight clean sheets.

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However, the defence of the fourth-placed side has been found lacking in recent games and with captain and leader, Vincent Kompany, falling foul of another injury in last night's Champions League game, the pressure will be on for Eliaquim Mangala and Nicholas Otamendi to help lead the way for Hart's trophy bid.

The other two goalkeepers who have a chance of winning the award are David de Gea (14 clean sheets) and Huge Lloris (13 clean sheets), but it will be tough for either of these world class players to win considering there are just a few games left, despite Tottenham and Manchester United conceding the least goals in the league this season.

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Kasper Schmeichel
Leicester City
Football
Premier League
Manchester City
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
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