Good morning Khosi fans! One thing Stuart Baxter and his Kaizer Chiefs players pride themselves on is their ability to keep it tight at the back, but where do they rank amongst Europe’s elite?
The defensive unit of the Amakhosi has proven to be amongst the best in South Africa year in and year out, and this year they are proving to be as watertight as ever.
The mere eight goals conceded in just 18 games shows how the central partnership of Tefu Mashamaite and Eric Mathoho is working, while Siboniso Gaxa and Tsepo Masilela have proven solid too.
Their exceptional play in the backline has seen the likes of Tower linked with a move abroad, while the likes of Masilela and Gaxa have enjoyed stints in Europe.
In light of this, here is how Chiefs rank amongst the best defensive units in Europe…
Kaizer Chiefs (Absa Premiership) – 8 goals conceded in 18 matches played
Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) – 9 goals conceded in 20 matches played
Juventus (Serie A) – 10 goals conceded in 22 matches played
Barcelona (La Liga) – 13 goals in 22 matches played
Southampton (Premier League) – 17 goals conceded in 24 matches played
Lyon & Saint Etienne (Ligue 1) – 18 goals conceded in 24 matches played
These numbers are highly interesting as Chiefs have conceded the least amount of goals but have also played the least amount of league games. Still, when you look at the overall picture, this is still a positive showing from Baxter and his boys…
Do you think Chiefs could compete in Europe?