The performance of Robert Sanchez was one of few bright spots for Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium.
You really know you’re scraping the barrel when you’re praising your goalkeeper after a 0-0 draw against Bournemouth… but it’s true that he looked good.
The game could have turned on a first half chance where Sanchez stood strong to deny Dom Solanke from close range. That was the moment we have conceded in far too many times in the last 12 months, and while it didn’t help us win the game, conceding there would almost certainly have led to a chaotic response and further goals conceded.
🇪🇸 Robert Sanchez against Bournemouth:
– 4 saves
– 8/8 throws
– 3/3 high-claims
– 1/1 run-outs
– 2 clearances
– 60 touches
– 5 accurate long balls
– 39/43 successful passes
— Talk Chelsea (@talkchelsea) September 17, 2023
As well as his close range saves, Sanchez also made some big impressive claims of high balls, something we’ve seen desperately little of.
He transmitted confidence – what a shame that