55%: Chelsea player currently has the lowest statistical performance in the Premier League in one category

OFFICIAL: Chelsea running out of time to complete vital $61m deal after huge transfer window

Chelsea have suffered a tough start to the 2023/24 campaign after four games – and Robert Sanchez has also found life difficult at Stamford Bridge, judging by the statistics at least.

The Blues spent £25m to sign the Spain international from Brighton after deciding to offload Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. CONTINUE READING>>>>>

So, what is Robert Sanchez struggling with at Chelsea? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?
Well – according to WhoScored – the Chelsea No.1 has the worst save success rate of any goalkeeper in the Premier League so far this season.

Sanchez has registered a save success rate of just 54.5% this term.

Of course, we are only four games into the 2023/24 Premier League campaign, although it does not make for good reading that the Spaniard has saved just over half of the shots he’s faced this season.

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Sanchez has kept just one clean sheet, which came in the 3-0 win over Luton Town.

The 25-year-old has conceded five goals in his four Premier League appearances for Chelsea so far, and while his passing skills from the back have been an upgrade on Kepa, he must be more solid in between the sticks.

Robert Sanchez was a strange signing by Chelsea
In our view, Chelsea wasted £25m on Sanchez.

The Cartagena-born glovesman is a good goalkeeper, but he is not a difference maker in between the sticks like Alisson and Ederson have proved to be for Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.

Of course, the market for goalkeepers was not great this summer – aside from Porto No.99 Diogo Costa perhaps, who Chelsea apparently looked at.

However, that doesn’t mean Chelsea couldn’t have just signed Sanchez or another glovesman on loan, before choosing to save that £25m and go in heavily for a goalkeeper from the top drawer next summer.

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The Blues also handed the Spaniard a seven-year contract, which was a major show of faith. It does – however – means Chelsea are effectively stuck with him if he fails to deliver. CONTINUE READING>>>>>

A world class goalkeeper – and a striker – are arguably the two most important positions for any top side to have nailed down, and despite spending over £1bn under Todd Boehly, Chelsea are still somehow missing both.

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