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Opinion: Why Chelsea Defenders Are Scoring More Than Their Midfielders

Lately, the rate at which Chelsea's defenders find the back of the net is really impressive as the defense has contributed to at least 30 percent of the club goals in all competitions this season. But even more shocking is the fact that they have managed to score more goals that the entire Chelsea midfield even with fewer players.

Firstly, Looking at Chelsea's set piece ability, their central defenders are some of the most aerially sound in the entire Premier League. Players like Thiago Silva, Rudiger and Christensen could easily bury a corner without much effort.

Secondly, Their 3 4 3 formation gives the wingbacks enough room to go forward without worrying about overlapping and thus, get more opportunities to score goals.

Chelsea's currently has 9 active defenders at the club this season and out of those o defenders, only Cesar Azpilicueta and Malang Sarr are yet to score. Ben Chilwell and Trevor Chalobah however, have registered 2 goals each.

The midfield has 10 players and out of those 10 players(if we include Ziyech and Callum-Hudson Odoi as they have both played midfield roles), Mason Mount, Saul Niguez, Loftus Cheek and Ross Barkley are yet to score a goal. Even Jorginho would have been goaless if not for the two penalties he was gifted against Malmo.

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