Real Madrid – La Liga Already surrendered lead to Jan Oblak
Courtois and Oblak
The performances of Thibaut Courtois in the 2019/20 season were excellent, and his victory in the Zamora trophy were key to Real Madrid’s own LaLiga Santander triumph, yet the wall he built last term is rapidly crumbling in 2020/21.
After conceding just 20 goals in 34 matches last term, with Alphonse Areola conceded the other four, the statistics showed that the former Chelsea stopper was allowing just 0.59 goals in per match.
This record brought to an end Jan Oblak’s stranglehold on the award, with the Slovenian having won it every year from 2015 to 2019.
Yet, it was Courtois’ third Zamora trophy stemming back from his years with Atletico Madrid, although he almost certainly won’t add a fourth this season.
In eight matches this term, Courtois has already conceded nine goals, with four of them coming in the 4-1 drubbing Los Merengues received at the hands of Valencia.
His average is currently 1.13 goals per game, whilst Oblak has been as reliable as ever, conceding just 0.29 goals per game on average this term.
Alex Remiro has been almost as impressive, conceding just four goals in nine matches, which roughly equates to around 0.44 goals per game.
Despite his drop in form, few actually consider Courtois to be at fault for Los Blancos’ slip ups this term, with the defensive structure ahead of him having been simply non-existent.
Ironically, the Belgian has made more saves in total than Remiro and Oblak, which shows you the barrage of opposing chances he is up against in every match.