Sheffield United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, could be set to enter the Premier League record books if he continues his form. 

Dean Henderson could enter the Premier League record books (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The Blades stopper has kept five clean-sheets this season. That number puts him top of the Premier League pile alongside Ederson and Kasper Schmeichel.

Henderson, who is in his second spell with the Blades, has recently been called up to the England set up. His form has helped United to fifth in the table.

However, there is a bigger picture for Henderson. The young goalkeeper could be on course to put himself in the Premier League record books.

According to a report from official Premier League website, Henderson can become the first ‘keeper from a promoted club to win the Golden Glove award.

The prestigious honour is given out to whoever keeps the most clean-sheets throughout the Premier League season.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson won the award last season (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Last season saw Liverpool’s Alisson Becker pick up the award. Henderson kept 21 clean-sheets last term. With that statistic in the bank, he’ll be confident of recording more shutouts as the season progresses.

Who would Henderson be joining as a winner?

There are some esteemed names in the list of previous winners. Two players have won it four times. Petr Cech and Joe Hart both in that category.

A couple of other players have won it more than once. Liverpool legend Pepe Reina won it three times in a row between 2005 and 2008.

Pepe Reina won the award three times in a row for Liverpool (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

If Henderson did win it, it would be his first-time. With only one win, he’d join Manchester United stoppers, Edwin Van der Sar and David De Gea. Other one-time winners include Thibaut Courtois and Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny.

Dean Henderson will miss out on Premier League action this weekend, however. The Blades take on his parent club, Manchester United at Bramall Lane.

That means Simon Moore is likely to come into the fold for Chris Wilder’s men, giving the likes of Ederson and Schmeichel to perhaps pull ahead of the United star.

 

 

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