Chelsea were knocked out of the EFL Cup last night by West Ham United, who secured a 2-1 victory at the London Stadium, and the result capped off what has been a poor few months for Asmir Begovic.
Second-choice at Stamford Bridge behind Thibaut Courtois, Begovic’s playing time at Chelsea is severely limited but the Bosnian international hasn’t exactly grabbed his chances when given them and is on an awful run for the Blues.
8 – Asmir Begovic has conceded in each of his last eight games for Chelsea, last keeping a clean sheet against Scunthorpe in January. Leak.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 26, 2016
Eight matches for a goalkeeper without a clean sheet when playing for any club isn’t a great statistic but when you’re representing one like Chelsea it makes for even worse reading.
Since his last shutout against Scunthorpe in January, Begovic has seen the likes of Liverpool, Swansea, Bournemouth and others score past him, which doesn’t exactly fill anyone with a load of confidence.
Now Chelsea are out of the EFL Cup, Begovic will probably have to wait until the New Year for his next chance with the side, should Antonio Conte rotate his squad for the FA Cup, and there’s still a chance the 29-year-old could find himself offloaded in January.