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Frontrunners to Win the Hero ISL Golden Glove in 2021-22

We are halfway through the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2021-22 season, but the points table and the overall statistics are yet to give us a clear indication as to which team will take away the coveted trophy this season. The league every year rewards those individuals who have had an exemplary season and hence, the Hero ISL Golden Glove and Golden Boot trophies remain one of the most precious awards of the year.

This year like every year is seeing a riveting race amongst the custodians for the ultimate prize and here we take a look at those players who have a chance to win the Hero ISL Golden Glove in 2021-22.

 

PRABHSUKHAN GILL

Club: Kerala Blasters FC

Kerala Blasters are at the summit of the Hero ISL table and have only given away 10 goals this season, the best defensive performance as of yet. A big reason for this has been the performance of their 21-year-old custodian, Prabhsukhan Gill. In his first full-fledged season in the Hero ISL, the youngster has kept four clean sheets in his first eight matches of the season, while conceding just a paltry five. Apart from pulling off 22 saves in his first 8 matches, he also boasts of a fantastic 81.48 saves percentage from the same. He is also way ahead of the rest when it comes to minutes per goal ratio – 128.8, and can surely win the coveted award if he continues to shine throughout the rest of the tournament.

 

TP REHENESH

Club: Jamshedpur FC

Jamshedpur are second on the Hero ISL table and has one of the best defensive sides this season and for that, they have to thank the veteran goalkeeper TP Rehenesh for keeping things tight under the bar. He has picked up two clean sheets from the first nine matches he has featured in and has only let in 10 goals. With a saves percentage of 61.53 and minute to goal ratio of 81.5, he can give Gill a run for the ultimate title, if he continues his good form.

 

VISHAL KAITH

Club: Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin may find themselves in the bottom half of the table but their defence has been the fourth-best in the league thus far. In the eight matches that Vishal Kaith has starred in for the Marina Machans, he has conceded just 11 goals and has managed to keep two clean sheets. His 64.51 saves percentage as well as a 65.45 minute per goal ratio gives a glimpse of his good form. All the 25-year-old needs to do is keep on picking up more clean sheets in the matches to come and stand a chance to win the award.

 

MOHAMMAD NAWAZ

Club: Mumbai City FC

The defending champions find themselves in one of the playoff spots after the end of 11 league matches. In what can be called a mixed season for the champions, Mohammad Nawaz has stood out as a green light in his first season with the Islanders. Always a solid figure under the bar for the Gaurs in the previous seasons, the 22-year-old shot-stopper has carried on his class and have picked up two clean sheets so far from nine games. Though he has conceded 17 goals, he has a decent saves percentage of 51.42. Knowing him from his past exploits, he can very well give Gill a run for his money by the time the season ends.

 

 

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