Top 5 Chelsea Goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time in Premier League
The Premier League is full of drama and Goals! But as much as we all want to see goals, have you ever thought of which Goalkeepers have managed to keep the most number of clean sheets? If so, you have been wondering who the Top 5 Chelsea Goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time in Premier League are then this is the perfect list for you because we have compiled this list and your doubts will be met.
So who are the Top 5 Chelsea Goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time? Which goalkeepers have been the best shot-stoppers at Chelsea FC? The list includes all Chelsea goalkeepers from both the League era and the Premier League era.
Top five Chelsea Goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time
Here are the Top 5 Chelsea Goalkeepers With Most Clean Sheets ever in Premier League. (+ stands for clean sheets as a substitute goalkeeper)
5. Jim Molyneux, Chelsea FC,1910-1923, 77 Clean Sheets
In fifth place on the Top 5 Chelsea Goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time is Jim Molyneux. He is the fifth goalkeeper with the most number of clean sheets. He was a decent goalkeeper for Chelsea FC.
4. Sam Millington, Chelsea FC, 1926-1932, 78 Clean Sheets
Sam Millington has the fourth most Clean Sheets by a Chelsea goalkeeper. Millington was one of the first-ever Chelsea FC goalkeepers back in 1926. He kept 78 Clean Sheets.
3. Carlo Cudicini, Chelsea FC, 1999-2009, 96 (+5) Clean Sheets
The Chelsea goalkeeper was the number 1 or number 2 at best from 1999 to 2009 and was at Chelsea before the Roman Abramovich era. He is one of the best Chelsea goalkeepers of all time and is third on the most number of clean sheets ever. Cudicini dislodged Ed de Goey from the number one spot back in 1999, and was voted Chelsea’s Player of the Year for the 2001–02 season. He was the first choice until Petr Čech arrived in 2004. Cudicini is now currently an assistant coach at Chelsea FC after retiring several years ago. He is third on our Chelsea Goalkeepers with most Clean Sheets list.
2. Peter Bonetti, Chelsea FC, 1960-1979, 208 Clean Sheets
In second place on our Top 5, Chelsea Goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time is Peter Bonetti. Bonetti was the Chelsea goalkeeper between 1960-1979, amassing 78 clean sheets along the way. Nicknamed the “Cat” during those years he was one of the best goalkeepers at that time. He was known for his fantastic one arm throw.
Chelsea signed him from Reading after funnily enough, his mother wrote to the Reading manager Ted Drake, asking that he give her boy a trial. He made his debut in 1960 and helped the Chelsea youth side win the FA Youth Cup. He was the Chelsea goalkeeper for the next 19 years.
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1. Petr Cech, Chelsea FC, 2004-2015, 227+1
Number 1 on our list of Chelsea Goalkeepers with most clean sheets of all time is Petr Cech. The Czech Republic goalkeeper has the most number of clean sheets in the league for Chelsea and is, in my opinion, the greatest goalkeeper Chelsea has ever had. Cech has pulled off some amazing spiderman like dives to save his team from a sure goal. I don’t know how he has done some of the saves he managed during the Abramovich years when Chelsea were dominating.
Čech trialed with Chelsea in 2003. Čech’s signed for Chelsea for £7 million in 2004, and was then the most expensive goalkeeper in Chelsea’s history.
Čech won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League. Čech kept a club record 220 clean sheets for Chelsea in all competitions.
The Czech Republic goalkeeper holds a lot of records. Including the Premier League record for fewest appearances required to reach 100 clean sheets (180). He also has the joint-most number of clean sheets in a season (21), as well as the record for the most number of clean sheets in Premier League history. In the 2004–05 season, Čech went 1,025 minutes without conceding.
Thibaut Courtois, for as much as the Chelsea fans hate him now, was one of the finer goalkeepers in the club. He had a clean sheet of 37% keeping out players on 58 occasions in the 154 games he played for the club.
He is now at Real Madrid and also won the Golden Glove last year at the World Cup. However, his Madrid career has gotten off to a rocky start.
Kepa Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Chelsea last to last summer. The heavy price tag has not seen the youngster shy away and he has done decently well until recently; in fact he has been too aggressive one might say when he refused to be subbed off by the manager in the final of the 2019 Carabao Cup. He could not be sold with his Chelsea future in jeopardy though.