The Data Day: Chelsea v Crystal Palace
news Mon 31 Aug 2015
The stats from Saturday's defeat show we deserved more than we got...
We completed 483 passes, more than twice as many as Crystal Palace. Our pass completion rate was 84 per cent.
In the attacking third, we completed 173 passes, compared to Palace’s 62. The top six passers were all Chelsea players. In the attacking third that figure rose to seven.
We had 64.4 per cent of the possession and 55.1 per cent of the territory.
We had 26 shots to Crystal Palace’s 13. Nine of our efforts on goal were on target while 10 were blocked, eight of which were inside the box. Damien Delaney and Scott Dann got in the way of five shots between them, and the centre-back pairing also made a combined 23 clearances, proof of the spirit Jose Mourinho said Palace showed on Saturday. In total, they made 45 clearances at an average of one every other minute.
We completed 12 of our 17 take-ons, Kenedy responsible for three of our successful ones after coming on.
Another substitute who made a positive impact was Falcao, who had three shots during his time on the pitch, one of which found the net.
In total we created 17 chances, five of them courtesy of Pedro including for Falcao’s equaliser.