The Data Day: Chelsea v Everton
news Mon 28 Aug 2017
The stats show we were full value for our victory yesterday with Willian especially prominent…
We had 18 attempts on goal overall: seven on target, a further seven blocked and eight struck from inside the box. Pedro with four had the most.
Our visitors had seven attempts in total, five of which came in the final 10 minutes. Of Everton’s 625 touches of the ball, just seven came in our box.
We had a 57 per cent share of possession, completing 502 of our 584 passes at a completion rate of 86 per cent, with 380 of the total amount played forward. Fourteen were deemed by Opta to be key passes, Willian responsible for four.
Defensively we were sound, with Marcos Alonso standing out for his game-high six tackles. He was closely followed by N’Golo Kante who made five. Azpilicueta and Kante made two interceptions apiece with David Luiz responsible for six clearances.
Everton have conceded 10 goals against us under Ronald Koeman, more than twice as many against any other opponent during his tenure.
Eight of Morata's 17 league goals since the start of 2016-17 have been headers (47 per cent).