Raheem Sterling Breaks Premier League Record with most penalty wins

Chelsea's Raheem Sterling | Imago

Raheem Sterling Breaks Premier League Record with most penalty wins

Ayoola Kelechi 06:15 - 14.01.2024

Chelsea's Raheem sterling earned a peculiar Premier League record during Chelsea's 1-0 win over Fulham

Raheem Sterling, a prominent figure in the Premier League and a key player for Chelsea has been making significant waves in the 2023/2024 season.

Known for his agility, speed, and technical skills, Sterling has been especially effective in winning penalties, etching his name in Premier League history as a specialist at earning spot kicks for his team.

Raheem Sterling's Remarkable Penalty Record

Raheem Sterling's performance for Chelsea in the 2023/2024 Premier League season has been noteworthy, particularly in terms of winning penalties for the team. He has won three penalties this season, which is the highest for any player in the Premier League during this period. This achievement adds to his overall record, where he now has 26 penalties won in the Premier League throughout his career, surpassing other players by at least three penalties.

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Sterling's ability to win penalties is a significant aspect of his gameplay, demonstrating his skill in creating opportunities and putting pressure on opposing defences. In one of the recent matches against Fulham, Sterling's capability was on full display. He managed to draw a foul inside the penalty area, leading to a successful penalty conversion by his teammate, Cole Palmer. This incident was a crucial moment in the match, contributing to Chelsea's narrow victory.

Sterling’s role under Pochettino

Under the guidance of coach Mauricio Pochettino, Sterling has been encouraged to play aggressively and dynamically, a strategy that has paid dividends. Pochettino has praised Sterling for his ability to win penalties, recognising it as a valuable asset for the team. 

Chelsea's Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer | Imago
Chelsea's Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer | Imago

Sterling's style of play has evolved, with an increased focus on dribbling and creating scoring opportunities, which has been beneficial for Chelsea's attacking strategy.

Sterling’s partnership with Enzo Fernandez

Sterling's partnership with players like Enzo Fernandez has been pivotal. Fernandez, known for his influential midfield play, has frequently assisted Sterling, providing him with opportunities to capitalise. This collaboration has enhanced Chelsea's overall attacking

Raheem Sterling wins Chelsea a penalty against Fulham | Imago
Raheem Sterling wins Chelsea a penalty against Fulham | Imago

Sterling has outperformed other players like Dejan Kulusevski, Marcus Rashford, and Mohamed Salah, who are also known for their ability to win penalties but have fewer counts compared to Sterling's record​

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