Due to this being a hot topic in the Mustafi topic at the moment. I thought I would create a new topic to purely discuss our defence.
Whats right with it, whats wrong with it. How can it be improved, statistics etc.
My thoughts are we have been pretty solid defensively in terms of pure goals against. What I would be interested to know is how many goals from outside the box are scored against us in the last 3-4 seasons. I personally think we have a higher percentage of goals conceded from outside the box then the other so called top 4.
I also reckon we are more susceptible to defensive errors leading to goals, for example the ball not being cleared to safety, or mis kicks in the penalty area leading to a goal conceded.
I think we are right up there tactically, in terms of shape and interceptions.
Anyway just penning my thoughts on this. What does everyone else think ?