Lazio defender Luiz Felipe has blocked 22 shots so far this season, the second most in Europe’s top five leagues.
As collected by stats provider FBref, the 24-year-old Brazilian defender has blocked the second most shots in Europe’s top leagues so far this campaign, just behind number one James Tarkowski, who has blocked 26 shots for Burnley this season.
A familiar face is in fifth place in the list – Francesco Acerbi. The 33-year-old Italian defender has blocked 19 shots, highlighting how much the two Lazio defenders are forced to stay focused in order to protect the Biancocelesti’s goal.
Luiz Felipe has also made 30 blocks in total this campaign, the same amount as Acerbi. Both players are still working on fully adapting to coach Maurizio Sarri’s new system in Rome.