Statistics show that Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is rated the fourth-best goalkeeper at Euro 2016.
The former Genk and Atletico Madrid man, who signed for Chelsea in 2012 and did not make his debut until three years later, endured a torrid time in the 2015/16 season, struggling for both form and fitness as Chelsea spectacularly failed to defend their Premier League and Capital One Cup double achieved in 2015.
Nevertheless, the below statistics show that Courtois is – statistically – amongst the best stoppers to be heading to Euro 2016:
Courtois recently went on record as saying he prefers to play behind Belgium’s defence rather than his club side’s, and the statistics above are testament to that.
Five clean sheets in eight games, and just three goals conceded in the same period, is outstanding form, though truly the Belgian should occupy the third position, with David de Gea only having played three games during the qualifying phase.
We also earmarked Courtois as one of the top three Chelsea players to be closely following this summer, and as to whether the Belgian Red Devils can finally show their true potential in an international tournament remains to be seen. However, if they are to reach the latter stages of the competition, the Belgians will be relying on their superstar goalkeeper to show the form that typified his stay in Spain with Atletico Madrid as opposed to an unconvincing two years at Chelsea.