Three goalkeepers are the Premier League’s challenge. Chelsea ought to find a replacement for Sanchez at the top

In order to compete with fellow Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga for the number one spot, Robert Sanchez was brought in as Chelsea’s backup goalkeeper. CONTINUE READING>>>>>

Following Thibaut Courtois’ ACL injury, Kepa joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan after nine days, while Sanchez assumed the number one jersey at Chelsea, replacing Courtois as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper out of need rather than choice.

After being benched by Roberto De Zerbi in favor of Jason Steele last season, before the Seagulls bought Anderlecht’s Bart Verbruggen in July, Sanchez, 24, was downgraded to third-choice at Brighton this summer.

Whatever the case, Chelsea spotted a chance to sign Sanchez, who was regarded as one of the best in his position a few seasons ago, and made a €23 million offer, which Brighton accepted right away.

On the other side, Kepa was Chelsea’s preferred starting goalkeeper when Sanchez was bought, not vice versa. The former Brighton goalkeeper has been in net for the Blues’ opening two Premier League games as a result of Kepa’s departure.

Due to Chelsea’s dominance, he was unable to make a save in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool and subsequently allowed three goals in a devastating 3-1 loss to West Ham.

Following the departures of Kepa and Edouard Mendy, Chelsea appear to be on the market for a new goalkeeper. The New England Revolution’s Djordje Petrovic has been mentioned as a potential candidate, and the Blues have made a first offer for the Serbian.

The west London club is close to signing the 23-year-old, but given his lack of European experience, Petrovic will likely start as the team’s backup goalkeeper and compete with Sanchez for the starting position.

the AC Milan player Mike Maignan

SciSports have a high appreciation for Mike Maignan, and for good reason. With a SciSkill rating of 123.0, the France’s top player is ranked third in the world, just after Ederson and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

He is a great sweeper keeper and ball player, and he has some of the best shot-stopping skills in Europe.

SciSports claims that if the Blues signed Maignan, he would be a ‘essential player’ at Stamford Bridge and vastly superior to Sanchez.

In addition, he had 17 clean sheets in 32 appearances during his debut season at Milan before keeping eight clean sheets in 22 league games the following year. His xTV is worth €37.1 million, but he is unable to purchase it because of the expiration of his present contract in 2026.

Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa is second.

The runner-up is Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa and Argentina. Although Martinez, who has a SciSkill score of 108.0, is not as perfect as Maignan, he might be a more doable goal.

The 30-year-old has seen a slight increase in his SciSkill level over the past six months, and he has been a reliable Premier League goalkeeper for some time, maintaining 11 clean sheets in back-to-back seasons in the English top flight.

His contract, which is up in 2027 like Maignan’s, might be a problem, but Chelsea could persuade Villa to sell if they make a sizable enough offer. Additionally, the Blues have previously been linked with a deal for the Argentina international.

Alex Remiro of Real Sociedad 3.

The third and last suggestion comes from Real Sociedad’s Alex Remiro. With a SciSkill of 112.9, SciSports ranks the Spaniard as the fifth best custodian in the entire globe.

Due to Remiro’s strong achievements for Sociedad, his xTV has significantly increased in the past year (from €13.8 million in July 2022 to €30.9 million in August 2023).

Remiro would be a sensible acquisition for the Blues even though it’s unlikely he’ll replace Petr Cech as Chelsea’s starting goalkeeper.…… Continue Your Reading

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