Chelsea target Bonucci’s numbers show just how perfect he’d be

He’s been linked with Chelsea, who seem to have few problems defensively right now, but when Leonardo Bonucci is available, he’s only going to make your team better. The fact that Bonucci will know what to expect both from Antonio Conte and Chelsea’s back three system makes it even more of a perfect fit.

In fact, with Cesar Azpilicueta a possible replacement for either Marcos Alonso or Victor Moses, Chelsea may not even have to change up their back line in order to accommodate him.

But his sensational performance at the weekend did two things: it proved he’s not petulantly looking for a move away from his current club, and it also proves that if he does move, he’ll be a perfect signing for pretty much any Premier League team there is.

At the weekend, Bonucci may well have felt at fault for Duvan Zapata’s opener, but after that he controlled the game for Max Allegri’s side, coming up with 87 touches and 72 passes, with an accuracy of 90%.

He’s clearly the kind of centre back the Premier League is falling in love with: good on the ball and able to set up attacks, but he did have a more important contribution for his team, too: he scored the equaliser, a goal which extended Juve’s lead at the top of Serie A.

If he is a realistic target for Antonio Conte this summer, the stats show that he’ll surely fit easily into a back three who often control the base upon which Chelsea’s attack is built, and might even bring a goal threat at the other end, too.