Tottenham's Hugo Lloris v Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois head-to-head

Hugo Lloris v Thibaut Courtois: Head to Head: How two of the best stoppers compare: 20161125

Chelsea host Tottenham this weekend.

 

Hugo Lloris v Thibaut Courtois: Head to Head: How two of the best stoppers compare: 20161125

Two of the world's best goalkeepers go head to head this weekend when Chelsea host Tottenham Hotspur.

The last time the two sides met the game was a bad tempered affair, with the 2-2 scoreline overshadowed by bad tackles and post-match and half-time skirmishes.

Both Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois are international stars for France and Belgium, each number one choices for their countries.

Courtois is a Premier League winner with Chelsea and won La Liga with Atletico Madrid, while Lloris is a cup winner with Lyon in France.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris saves a penalty from Monaco's Radamel FalcaoTottenham's Hugo Lloris saves a penalty from Monaco's Radamel Falcao

Lloris came agonisingly close to winning Euro 2016 with France this summer, and was the only one of the pair in Champions League action this week, excelling despite Tottenham's galling elimination.

An early season injury to Lloris means Courtois has played more games than his rival, but has conceded narrowly more goals per game (0.75 compared to 0.7).

The Frenchman has averaged more saves per game than the Chelsea man, while the Blues' defending has meant more than half of the saves Courtois has made have come from shots outside the box.

Courtois is more comfortable in the air, averaging more punches and high claims per game than Lloris, but the Tottenham stopper is better in possession, completing nine per cent higher of his passes.

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