Chelsea may have lost the game, but Robert Sánchez made a stunning save against Aston Villa to earn a nomination for the Premier League Save of the Month award for September.
The Chelsea number-one may be up against some pretty strong competition — not sure if any one of the six nominees truly stands out from the rest; they’re all pretty great! — so you might as well just turn it into a popularity contest by voting here before Monday.
Sánchez, just 25, has made a very good start to his Chelsea career after joining from Brighton & Hove Albion and taking over starting duties from Kepa Arrizabalaga, who decamped to Real Madrid (on loan) for the year (and maybe longer). Sánchez leads the league in clean sheets with three, with Chelsea sporting the second best defensive record n the division as well, despite earning just eight points from our opening seven fixtures.
In any case, keep it up, Bob! (And maybe try to cut out the occasional howler in distribution, for which we’ve luckily yet to be punished by the opposition.)
Robert Sanchez deserves more credit for the start to his Chelsea career.— ExpectedChelsea (@ExpectedChelsea) October 4, 2023
3 clean sheets - 1st in the PL
54.9% long passes completed - 2nd
11% crosses stopped - 5th
2 sweeping actions per 90 - 6th
2.1 goals saved over average - 6th
Solid beginning. pic.twitter.com/jGECdT8uNw