We have all heard it until we are blue in the face about how crap our defence is. We are fed this line unjustly and by the rags in particular. We all know that they are held up as the benchmark for all things defensive and so this makes interesting reading. All stats from the official premier league side, stats section. So far this season we have conceded 10 goals in the league, an average of 0.67 goals per game. The rags have conceded 9 goals over the same period so an average of 0.60 goals per game. On the face of it there is little difference but a difference non the less. Now assuming that if a shot on target fails to find the back of the net then it must have been saved or blocked it would seem reasonable to consider these stats as well. This is where the fun starts. DeGea and Ederson have both played every league game this season and so the comparison is straight forward. Ederson shots saved = 20 - the lowest number in the league. Mcfc shots blocked = 20 - the lowest number in the league DeGea shots saved = 53 - the 2nd highest number of saves made in the whole league, only Swansea have had more saves. Rags shots blocked = 47 - the 8th best number number in the league. In summary, City, 10 goals, 20 saves and 20 blocks = 50 chances against us. Rags = 9 goals, 53 saves, 47 blocks = 109 chances against them. On average we give the opposition 3.33 opportunities per game. On average the rags give the opposition 7.26 opportunities per game. Our defence is much better than theirs and the stats prove it. It really highlights that without DeGea they would be fucked, he is the only thing keeping them where they are, without him they would be in big trouble.