Greatest ever Premier League defenders, according to clean sheets kept

first_img 12. Nourredine Naybet (Tottenham) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 40.0% of his Premier League appearances 3. Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 45.0% of his Premier League appearances 18. Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 38.4% of his Premier League appearances 20= Ashley Cole (Arsenal, and Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 38.2% of his Premier League appearances 19. Toby Alderweireld (Southampton, and Tottenham)– The defender has kept a clean sheet in 38.3% of his Premier League appearances 25 11. Steve Bruce (Manchester United) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 41.2% of his Premier League Premier League appearances 8. Emiliano Insúa (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 43.5% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 25 4. Alex (Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 44.2% of his Premier League appearances 20= Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 38.2% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 25 25 25 16= Marcos Alonso (Bolton, Sunderland, and Chelsea) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 39.3% of his Premier League appearances 25 16= Sami Hyypiä (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.3% of his Premier League appearances 7. Álvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool, and West Ham) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 43.5% of his Premier League appearances 25 In the 25 years since the Premier League was first introduced in 1992, there have been some great defenders.Captains, leaders, and legends throughout the years have been charged with stopping some formidable attacks, but which stoppers – with a minimum of 30 Premier League games played – has kept the biggest percentage of clean sheets in their appearances since the division’s inception?Ranked: The 25 greatest ever Premier League playersThe 25 strikers with the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League historyHere, talkSPORT looks at the 25 best, beginning with Manchester United hero Denis Irwin, who kept a cleant in 37 per cent of his Premier League appearances… 1. Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 46.7% of his Premier League appearances 25 2. Tony Adams (Arsenal) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 45.1% of his Premier League appearances 22= William Gallas (Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham)– The defender kept a clean sheet in 38.0% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 6. John Terry (Chelsea) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 43.5% of his Premier League appearances 25 9= Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 41.7% of his Premier League appearances 15. Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.7% of his Premier League appearances 22= Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 38.0% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 25 25 25 24= Denis Irwin (Manchester United, and Wolverhampton Wanderers) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 37.5% of his Premier League appearances… 25 25 5. Matija Nastasic (Manchester City) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 44.1% of his Premier League appearances 9= Daniel Agger (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 41.7% of his Premier League appearances 14. Gary Pallister (Manchester United, and Middlesbrough) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.8% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 24= Rio Ferdinand (West Ham, Leeds United, and Manchester United) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 37.5% of his Premier League appearances 13. David May (Blackburn, and Manchester United) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.9% of his Premier League appearances 25last_img read more