Kasper Schmeichel challenging Joe Hart as the Premier League's best goalkeeper

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Joe Hart's status as the Premier League's clean sheet king looks to be under serious threat from Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

A run of five 1-0 victories from their last six Premier League games has seen the Dane draw level with the Manchester City shot-stopper in the battle to land the Golden Glove award.

Handed out to the 'keeper who collects the most stop-outs over the course of the season, Schmeichel has now racked up an impressive 13 clean sheets this term, drawing level with Hart in the process.


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No Two-Horse Race

Competition for the coveted goalkeeping prize remains fierce though, with as many as three familiar faces in the running to claim the award.

Arsenal's Petr Cech and Manchester United no.1 David de Gea currently sit joint third in the standings, having collected 12 clean sheets each this season – just one fewer than Hart and Schmeichel.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris is not too far behind either with the Frenchman claiming 11 clean sheets as part of Spurs' impressive run of Premier League form.

Meanwhile, Watford shot-stopper Heurelho Gomes could be a dark horse for the prize, having racked up 10 clean sheets over the course of the Hornets' impressive season back in the English top-flight.

The Chasing Pack

Simon Mignolet has nine clean sheets for Liverpool while West Ham's Adrian and Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea both sit back on nine.

With a further six Premier League fixtures to come, however, plenty could change though Schmeichel's recent run of form could leave the Dane feeling confident about Leicester's title chances.

Seemingly invincible between the sticks for the Foxes in recent weeks, the former Manchester City goalkeeper who was famously usurped by Joe Hart at the club, could be about to gain revenge in more ways than one.

Next up is a trip to relegation candidates Sunderland and the chance to collect one more clean sheet against a Black Cats side looking increasingly doomed to the drop.

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Kasper Schmeichel
Leicester City
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Manchester City

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