THE DATA DAY

Posted on: Mon 20 Aug 2012

In a new feature for the 2012/13 season, we examine the facts and figures that made the difference in the previous 90 minutes.

This week, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard look like the main men to have influenced the game up at Wigan.

John Terry and Frank Lampard exchanged 24 successful passes, 12 each.

Terry hit a game-high 60 successful passes. Lampard hit 87 per cent of his passes accurately, and did not misplace a pass in the final half-hour.

Both Lampard and Ivanovic scored with their only shots of the game. In contrast, Wigan's Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez both had four efforts and only made Petr Cech work once apiece.

The top five players for total successful passes in the final third were all Wigan players. Shaun Maloney, who was subbed after 48 minutes, hit 12 from 12.

Eden Hazard was fouled four times on his debut, which lasted 64 minutes. Last season he was the most fouled player in the French Ligue, with 57.

Hazard made five successful dribbles, more than any other, two of which led to goals inside the first few minutes.

David Luiz made seven interceptions, two more than any other player at the DW, and the most of any Premier League player.

Chelsea enjoyed only 48.1 per cent of possession, and attempted only six shots. That is our lowest figure since our visit to Old Trafford in Manchester United in September 2007.

Stats source: Opta