Impressive statistic hints at Sheffield Wednesday’s promotion credentials
Saturday’s draw with Leeds United represented another step forward for Sheffield Wednesday and Garry Monk, with the Owls perhaps unlucky not to nick all three points against their Yorkshire rivals.
The display against Leeds will have pleased Monk, but most of all the manager will have been delighted to keep a clean sheet against one of the most creative sides in the division.
The result was no fluke, as Sheffield Wednesday have long established themselves as one of the tightest defences in the league – the Owls have only conceded 10 times so far this season.
Monk has succeeded in making the side harder to beat, and a bit of digging from playmakerstats has revealed that Sheffield Wednesday have kept more Championship clean sheets than any other side this calendar year.
Wednesday have kept 16 Championship clean sheets in 2019, while Leeds United have kept 14. Cross-city rivals Sheffield United are also on 14 clean sheets despite playing in the Premier League this season, perhaps highlighting that solid foundations are the key to a sustained promotion push.
Monk’s men have three clean sheets in their past four games, and Sheffield Wednesday fans must now believe that they sky is the limit in a division that appears to be the home of few star-quality sides.
Should Sheffield Wednesday continue their impressive defensive record, you can have no doubt that they will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.