Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel: The Stats So Far

As part of a new feature on LCFC.com, we’ll be taking a statistical look at how several Leicester City individuals fare against their Premier League opponents.

For the 2017/18 season, the Club’s website features live in-game statistics in the Match Centre, as well as overall in-depth figures for each member of the first team squad.

First, we’ll take a look at Denmark international Kasper Schmeichel, who ranks highly amongst the goalkeepers in England’s top flight.

Minutes played: 2,160
Premier League ranking: =1
All-time Premier League minutes played: 11,108

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Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

The Denmark stopper has once again been a commanding force this season.

The Leicester City stopper is joint first alongside Harry Maguire and 13 other Premier League stars for minutes played. He has completed all 24 of his side’s fixtures from start to finish, notching up 2,160 minutes in total this term, and is one of seven goalkeepers to do so.

Saves made: 77
Premier League ranking: 5
All-time Premier League saves made: 393

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Kasper Schmeichel

The 'keeper spreads himself well to block a Raheem Sterling effort.

The Copenhagen-born ‘keeper makes it into the Premier League’s top five for saves made this season, having pulled off a total of 77 in Leicester colours. Out of the league’s top seven teams, he is bettered only by Manchester United’s David De Gea, who has made three more stops.

Punches made: 17
Premier League ranking: 3
All-time Premier League punches made: 75

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Kasper Schmeichel

The Leicester City goalkeeper has made 17 punches this term, including this one against Liverpool.

A commanding force in the box, Schmeichel has made 17 punched clearances during the 2017/18 campaign, placing him third in the rankings. Only Watford’s Heurelho Gomes (24) and Everton’s Jordan Pickford (19) have made more.

High claims: 26
Premier League ranking: 5
All-time Premier League high claims: 135 

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Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel comes out to claim a cross against champions Chelsea.

Reinforcing his dominant nature is the number of high claims Schmeichel has made this term. City’s No.1 ranks fifth in the standings having made 26 throughout the season, with only Nick Pope, Lukasz Fabianski, Mat Ryan and Petr Cech making more.

Sweeper clearances: 19
Premier League ranking: 3
All-time Premier League sweeper clearances: 121

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Kasper Schmeichel

Only two goalkeepers have made more sweeper clearances than Kasper Schmeichel this term.

Schmeichel sits in the top three Premier League goalkeepers for sweeper clearances made in 2017/18, having raced out on 19 separate occasions. He is bettered only by Manchester City stopper Ederson (28) and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris (23) this campaign.

For Kasper Schmeichel’s full set of 2017/18 stats, click here.

Statistics accurate as of Sunday 21 January, 2018.

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