A look at the numbers behind Petr Cech’s record-breaking Premier League career

Petr Cech will end his playing career after this season with the Premier League’s record for clean sheets under his belt.

Here, Football Paradise looks at some of the other statistics behind Cech’s remarkable career with Chelsea and Arsenal.

Clean sheets

Most Premier League clean sheets
(PA Graphic)

Cech last season became the first keeper to reach 200 clean sheets in the Premier League and is currently on 202 from 443 appearances.

That leaves him 33 clear of second-placed David James in the all-time list, and having made 129 fewer appearances in the top flight.

Mark Schwarzer, David Seaman and Nigel Martyn complete the top five while a total of 14 goalkeepers have over 100 clean sheets – Manchester United’s David De Gea, on 97, is close to joining that group.

Saves

Petr Cech, centre, makes a save against Newcastle
Petr Cech has saved over 1,000 shots in the Premier League (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Cech is credited by premierleague.com with 1,005 saves since the league’s official website began tracking goalkeeping statistics in the 2006-07 season.

That means 69 of his 443 games came before that point, and that he has made an average of 2.69 saves per match in the games for which data are available.

In that same period of time he has conceded 333 goals, giving him a 75.1 per cent save ratio.

Trophies

Petr Cech celebrates winning his fifth FA cup
Petr Cech celebrates winning his fifth FA cup (Adam Davy/PA)

Cech enjoyed a hugely successful spell at Chelsea, winning 15 trophies including the league title and the FA Cup on four occasions each.

He added three League Cups and both the Champions League, in 2011-12, and the Europa League the following season as well as a pair of Community Shield wins.

With Arsenal silverware has been harder to come by but the 2016-17 season brought him his fifth FA Cup win and there were also two Community Shields to celebrate. The Gunners remain in contention in the FA Cup and Europa League this season and lie fifth in the league, 16 points behind leaders Liverpool.

Awards

Cech scooped the Golden Glove award for the Premier League’s goalkeeper of the season on four separate occasions. The first was for his starring role in Chelsea’s 2004-05 title success but his other wins, in 2011, 2014 and 2016, did not correspond with his league titles.

Cech is also one of only eight goalkeepers to be named Premier League player of the month, receiving the accolade in March 2007 while with Chelsea. Former England international Tim Flowers is the only keeper to win the award more than once.

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