THE DATA DAY: CHELSEA V BRENTFORD

Posted on: Mon 18 Feb 2013

A home win in the world's oldest cup competition has brought us a step closer to Wembley. Here are the numbers that show how it was done...

Only once in the last 14 years have Chelsea now failed to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup. That was after losing to Everton on penalties in 2011 at the fourth round.

The Blues dominated possession on the day, completing 460 of our 564 attempted passes, a success rate of 82 per cent.

John Terry was the game's top passer in both accuracy and frequency. He completed 96 of 108, 89 per cent. The captain had an impressive 119 touches in the game. Next closest were David Luiz with 97 and Oscar with 87.

Terry found the two central midfielders, David Luiz and Frank Lampard, 45 times between them, and received 19 back from Lampard.

Brentford completed 188 of their 291 attempted, their top passer being Shaleum Logan, the right-back, who completed 21 of his 35.

Terry made four clearances, as did Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill, and the captain made four successful tackles alongside David Luiz and Oscar.

Juan Mata became the third Chelsea player to score a goal in the main four competitions (Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup) this season. He joins Fernando Torres and Victor Moses in achieving the feat.

Mata attempted eight of our 22 crosses, while Oscar contributed five, including the ball for Terry's late goal. It was a quieter day for Moses, who was back from African Nations duty. He was tackled four times without beating his man, supplying one cross into the box in his hour-long appearance.

The Blues attempted 16 shots, scoring a quarter of them. Oscar and Lampard led the way with four each, as Lampard's goal took him beyond Bobby Tambling's FA Cup goalscoring record. He now has 26 since signing in 2001.

Lampard has now been involved in 24 goals (scored 15 and assisted nine) in his last 25 appearances in the FA Cup.

Stats courtesy of Opta.