CHELSEA stopper Thibaut Courtois has been slammed on social media after his horror present within the demolition in Barcelona.
The Blues went down Three-Zero to a Lionel Messi-inspired Barca to crash out of the Champions League on the last-16 stage.
In reality, Chelsea had been 1-Zero down after simply two minutes, as Messi nutmegged Courtois from a good angle.
From there, errors from Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta led to extra Blues distress and extra Messi mastery.
However one man above all copped the lion’s share of the flak… Belgian stopper Courtois.
The 53-cap Belgium worldwide, 25, was topic to a number of merciless memes on social media, principally specializing in his lack of ability to maintain his legs collectively.
Nonetheless, the stats recommend disgruntled Chelsea followers are inside their rights to criticise Courtois.
In reality, of all English goalkeepers within the Champions League, the Blues star is the WORST.
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In accordance with anticipated objectives information from Opta, Courtois ranks dead-last of all seven Premier League goalkeepers in Europe’s elite competitors.
Extremely, Courtois has a objectives prevented rating of -Three.6 – which means he has conceded Three.6 objectives greater than he ought to have at this stage.
What’s ‘anticipated objectives’ and ‘prevented objectives’ information?
Utilizing anticipated objectives information, objectives prevented is outlined as “given the standard of photographs a keeper faces and the place they had been positioned within the aim, objectives prevented calculates what number of extra or fewer objectives the keeper conceded than anticipated.”
Due to this fact, Courtois ought to have saved Three.6 objectives greater than he did, suggesting he was at fault for Three.6 of the objectives conceded by Chelsea this season within the Champions League.
All-in-all, Courtois delivery 12 objectives, miles forward of second-worst Hugo Lloris (eight) and third-placed Loris Karius (6).
In comparison with David De Gea for instance that tally is woeful, with the Manchester United ace’s objectives prevented tally at a far superior Four.Three.
Solely two Prem goalkeepers within the Champions League have a objectives prevented tally of under zero – Courtois and Man Metropolis’s second-choice stopper, Claudio Bravo (-Zero.9).
In the meantime, Sergio Romero (Zero.2), Loris Karius (Zero.Three), Hugo Lloris (Three.Zero) and Ederson (Four.1) all sit above the all-important par tally.
Of all seven stoppers, Courtois even conceded simply essentially the most objectives with 12, streets forward of second-placed Lloris (eight) and third-placed Karius (6).