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Head-to-Head: Joe Hart v Thibaut Courtois

How do City & Chelsea's number one 'keepers compare?

Here's how Joe Hart & Thibaut Courtois compare & contrast...

Appearances

Joe has missed three Premier League matches this term, but his Chelsea counterpart sat out much of their autumn programme with a knee injury before resuming his position as first choice number 1.

Hart – 29

Courtois – 20

Clean sheets

Joe has shut out the opposition in 13 of his 29 appearances, while Courtois has done so in five of his 20 games.

Hart – 44%

Courtois – 25%

Goals conceded per game

Hart – 0.97

Courtois – 1.15

Average distribution distance

The Belgian stopper just edges it when comes to clearances and throws out to his team mates.

Hart - 43m

Courtois – 45m

Distribution success

Joe finds a team mate slightly more often that Courtois.

Hart - 60%

Courtois - 54%

Discipline

Joe's only yellow card this season was on England duty, but he's been blemish-free for his club in the league and all other competitions. Courtois saw red in the opening day draw against Swansea, and has one booking to his name as well.

Hart - 0/0

Courtois - 1/1


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