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Stats Reveal Chelsea Miss This Arsenal Star More Than Their Other Problems

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Petr Cech

It does not require a football expert to say that defending Premier League Champions Chelsea were off to a poor start to the Premier League season. Chelsea have just 4 points from their 5 matches and are facing a lot of crisis in the team.

Petr Cech
Petr Cech

The form of their star player Eden Hazard, Spanish duo of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas and right back Branislav Ivanovic are huge concerns for the team. But more than these, Chelsea are having nightmares in front of the goal. Their first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was ruled out for several months due to injuries and in his place, Asmir Begovic will take the role of custodian. Chelsea are missing their legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech when they need him the most. Stats say that Cech has performed better than Begovic this season.

  1. Begovic is yet to keep a clean sheet this season while Cech has managed three clean sheets in his first five league games for Arsenal.
  2. The 7 goals that the Bosnian has conceded for Chelsea have come at a rate of a goal every 31 minutes. In contrast, the 3 goals that Petr Cech has conceded in the league for Arsenal have come at an average of every 150 minutes.
  3. The Arsenal keeper is also making more than double the amount of saves per goal than Begovic this season (3.8 to 1.6). He has also made more catches (1.8 to 1.7) and more punches (1 to 0.4) per 90 minutes.
  4. Petr Cech is even dominating Asmir Begovic for distribution. He has accurately found teammates 71% of the time compared to 66% from the Bosnian.