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Opinion: How Edouard Mendy Could Become The First African To Win The EPL Golden Glove Award

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Premier League returned after the end of international break, for premium hostilities to resume in matchweek 9, where the weekend saw an exciting array of results and scorelines.

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Amid the performances of some teams in matchweek week 9, raises up the suggestion that goalkeepers vying for the end of the season Premier League golden gloves award, are already showing their credentials.

The Premier League Golden glove award, is a special recognition given to the best goalkeeper in the league.

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This award basically places emphasis on having a solid goalkeeping stats, and performances.

It literally means the bigger, or higher the number of clean sheets for a goalkeeper in the Premier League, the greater the chances of such goalkeeper winning the award.

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Over the years, two goalkeepers have shared a unique record as winners of the Premier League golden glove award.

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Former Manchester City goalie, Joe Hart, and retired Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech, share that record of winning it on an incredible four times.

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Nonetheless, for a certain Edouard Mendy, he could become the first African and another Chelsea goalkeeper, to win the Premier League golden glove award, if current season performances are anything to go by.

So far this 2020/2021 season, the Senegalese international has been terrific and excellent at the same time.

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The former Rennes shotstopper just wants to keep things tidy at the goalpost, and has banished the memories or fears of the calamitous tendencies of Kepa Arrizabalaga. It is an incredible and massive improvement for Chelsea, in that goalkeeping area that nearly cost them last season.

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So far this season, Edouard Mendy is now head and shoulders above his fellow goalkeepers despite playing few games in the Premier League, and looks likely to create a even bigger gap in the race for Premier League golden gloves award.

The revamped, and reinvigorated Chelsea's defence could play a key role in the Senegalese bid to be a history maker, and set the tone for other African goalkeepers to play in the Premier League.

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If current sensational and consecutive runs of clean sheets is anything to go by, nothing looks like stopping the Senegalese international, from becoming the first African to win the Premier League Golden Glove award.

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Will Edouard Mendy, break the barrier and make history when the 2020/2021 Premier League season ends, as the Golden glove award winner?

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