For teams to win a football match, the first requirement is to prevent the opposition from scoring. When this is done, a single goal from them could be enough to win the football match. Hence, keeping clean sheets or ensuring that the opposition doesn't score is important.
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But in a league competition like the Premier League, anything can happen. Teams will concede definitely as there are 38 games to be played. However, reducing the rate of goals conceded is the foundation for success. Hence, Sir Alex Ferguson once said, “attack wins you games, defence wins you titles”.
This season, while the likes of Newcastle, Norwich, and Manchester United have conceded at least 21 goals in just 12 games, some other teams have kept it very tight at the back.
In this article, Calistosports will reveal to you the 7 teams that have the fewest goals conceded so far. In my last article, I wrote about teams with the most goals conceded. You can follow me after reading this to read many more of my articles.
Below are the 7 teams with the fewest goals conceded this season.
7. Brighton and Hove Albion.
Surprisingly, Brighton have one of the best defences in the Premier League. At the moment, the Seagulls have conceded 14 goals in 12 games.
The Saints as they are also called have conceded 14 goals this season. This is less than 13 other teams including Arsenal and Manchester United have let in.
5. West Ham United.
So far, West Ham have proven to be the surprise package of the season. They have played a couple of the top 6 teams with impressive results. In 12 Premier League games, they have only conceded 14 goals.
4. Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves have the 4th best defensive record so far. With 12 goals conceded in 12 games, they are better than 16 other teams defensively.
As one of the clubs emerging as favourites got the title, to find Liverpool high up the list is not strange. In fact, that they have even conceded 11 in 12 games is a bit bad for them. Still, it is the third-fewest goals conceded so far.
2. Manchester City.
Manchester city have been the best club in the Premier League since Pep Guardiola arrived. The manner in which they control games helps in limiting how much pressure comes on their defenders. As a result, they have only conceded 6 this season.
League leaders Chelsea have the fewest number of goals conceded so far. The manner in which they are keeping their opponents out could see them break many Premier League records along the way.
At the moment, Thomas Tuchel's charges have totally dominated the Premier League this season. They have won the most matches, earned the most points, and have conceded the fewest goals as well. In 12 games, Chelsea have conceded just 4 goals.
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If the blues continue this, they could break the record for the fewest goals conceded in a season. That record is held by the Blues themselves, with 15 goals conceded in 28 games in the 2004/2005 season.
At this rate of 4 goals conceded in 12 games, they could have 12 or 13 goals conceded in 38 games to break the record if they maintain this performance.
Do you think Chelsea can do this?
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