There has been a distinct lack of transfer activity at Stamford Bridge so far this summer, with the uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte’s managerial position doing little to help the club when it comes to attracting the players that they want.
Whether or not star man Eden Hazard stays or goes may also depend upon who comes through the doors, so it is important that the West London outfit invest more wisely than they did 12 months ago.
According to the latest media reports, one potential target is Montenegro international Stefan Savic, though the Premier League outfit are thought to face competition for his signature from Italian champions Juventus.
A bit-part figure during Manchester City’s 2011/12 title-winning campaign, the no-nonsense centre-back actually improved the Citizens’ defensive record when he was involved that season, helping them to keep six clean sheets in 11 games:
|CLUB Manchester City||AGE 27Y 5M|
|POS DEF||HEIGHT 6FT 1IN|
Avg Goal for
Avg Goals against
Mins per goal for
Mins per goal against
Shots for per game
Points per game
Following three years at Fiorentina in which the 6’1” defender honed his craft, a switch to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015 enabled the 27-year-old to fine tune his game under the expert guidance of Diego Simeone.
Since signing for the club from the Spanish capital, Savic has played a part in an incredible 41 top-flight clean sheets in his 66 starts and five substitute appearances, with opponents taking an average of 133 minutes between goals:
|Atletico de Madrid||Chelsea|
|DEF 27Y 5M 6FT 1IN||DEF 32Y 5M 6FT 2IN|
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Goals with feet
Goals with head
Minutes per goal against
This is not entirely his own doing of course, but the Montenegrin’s record is still somewhat superior to that of Gary Cahill during the same period in the Premier League, and he is a good five years younger than the Chelsea man to boot.
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