More headers than his team-mates combined - Chambers impresses v West Brom

Calum Chambers put in a tremendous defensive shift in Arsenal's 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion. Below are the stats behind his performance.

Arsenal secured three crucial points in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, courtesy of a thumping header by Danny Welbeck.

While the former Manchester United striker stole the plaudits with his match-winning contribution, the Gunners back-four should also be commended.

It was thanks to some solid defensive work that the North London outfit were able to secure victory by such a slender margin. 

Nonetheless, it was the relatively inexperienced Calum Chambers who was the most impressive of the quartet.

Arsene Wenger's £16million summer gamble has proven quite an asset since his move from Southampton - his knack for receiving yellow cards aside - and again, he impressed in this clash. 

Chambers saw plenty of the ball, accumulating 71 touches, but his composure in possession proved a significant let down. He attempted 45 passes in total, recording a final completion rate of just 64.4%; a lower success ratio than any Arsenal outfielder.   

  PositionTouchesChances CreatedPassesPass Acc (%)Aerial WonTackle WonInterceptionsClearancesMins
Calum Chambers DF 89 1 45 64% 10 0 6 14 90

Defensively, however, he was outstanding. He completed more clearances than the rest of Arsenal's back four combined, while making 10 aerial duels, six interceptions and four blocks.

This performance proved a far cry from his efforts against Swansea City a few weeks back, during which game he was run ragged by the pacey Jefferson Montero. 

Chambers isn't renowned for his exploits in the final third, but he did well to get himself forward in this tie, weighing in with one key pass and two crosses.

If he doesn't become more dynamic, improving his attacking contribution from full-back, it's more than likely that he'll be overlooked by Roy Hodgson for England. 

Overall it was an imposing display from the 19-year-old, whose potential continues to excite the Emirates Stadium faithful.

Based on early impressions, Chambers looks more than capable of becoming an Arsenal defensive mainstay for years to come. 

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