Everything has gone swimmingly for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea since switching to a three-back formation after a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in September, with the Blues winning eleven consecutive matches in the Premier League and proving to be extremely difficult to break down.
With a side brimming with stars, Chelsea look competent from back to front and Conte has built an under-performing side from last season into one of the fiercest in the world, all without making too many changes in the transfer market.
Utilising the majority of the squad he inherited, Thibaut Courtois has been amongst those revitalised under the Italian and no goalkeeper in Europe’s top five leagues has kept more clean sheets than the Belgian this season.
Most clean sheets in Europe's top 5 leagues this season:
Thibaut Courtois (10)
Yohann Pele (10)
Yoan Cardinale (8)
Danijel Subasic (8) pic.twitter.com/FhQIOxrEuv
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Only Marseille’s Yohann Pele can boast an equal tally to Chelsea’s stopper, whilst the fact that the other two goalkeepers within the top four also both come from French football is another good omen for Chelsea.
It means Courtois has more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper from Germany, Spain, England or Italy this season, which is a tremendous statistic when you consider he’s ahead of the likes of Manuel Neuer, Gianluigi Buffon and Jan Oblak.