Chanot doesn't have a lot of pace, so instead, he tends to rely on reading the game well in order to anticipate attacks and intercept passes.
He's got decent dribbling for a center-back. He averaged 0.21 dribbles per game last season according to Squawka. His dribbling is very useful to the way NYC FC like to play out from the back.
1 v 1 Ability
Chanot is pretty solid in 1v1 situations winning approximately 5.3 duels per game according to Sofascore.
His passing ability is one of his best traits because he's very comfortable with the ball at his feet and under pressure. Last season he averaged around 47 passes per game completing 85% of them according to Sofascore. This is why he excels at NYC FC because they're a team that loves to play out from the back.
Chanot has great strength although he's only 6'1'' which isn't that tall for a center-back. He rarely gets pushed off the ball and he does a great job at marking bigger strikers than him.
Aerial play is one of Chanot's main strengths and although he's only 6'1'' he wins many aerial duels from his immense jumping ability.
His field vision is excellent and because of his great passing ability he often plays many forward passes in between the lines to the forwards, or he'll often play diagonal switches to an open winger.
His positioning isn't the greatest but it's also not the worst. He tends to be at the right place at the right time but sometimes he is guilty of losing concentration and keeps forwards onside when his defense advances.
Chanot can be very aggressive at times because he isn't afraid to make a heavy challenge. Last season he picked up 4 yellows and 1 red card in 21 games. And so far this season he's gotten 3 yellows in 3 games which is just unacceptable for a top defender.
Since he's a defender he doesn't have the best shooting ability. However, he still comes up with a few goals a season. For the past 2 seasons, he's managed to score at least 2 goals per season.
As mentioned earlier Chanot is very good at winning duels. He can mark tight and be a powerful defender, but he also knows when to drop off and mark players by intercepting passes to make sure the ball doesn't get to them.
Although when Chanot plays he usually completes 90 minutes his durability isn't the greatest. He has suffered a fair amount of injuries in his career and just last season he missed 102 days due to an inguinal hernia.
His main strengths are Aerial duels, positioning, ground duels, and his passing ability.
His weaknesses are his lack of pace, his aggressiveness, and also the fact that he's a bit injury-prone.
Chanot is a great defender who suits the way NYC FC like to play. He's great at playing out from the back, and he's also a great presence in defending and attacking set-pieces.
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