The Data Day: Bournemouth v Chelsea

Antonio Conte spoke after Saturday’s game about the control his side enjoyed and the statistics reflect that, with the Blues dominant all over the pitch…

We had 18 shots to Bournemouth’s seven. Eleven of ours were hit from inside the box. Overall, five were on target, seven off and a further six blocked.

The Cherries’ only effort on target came in stoppage time in the second half.

We had 58.3 per cent of possession and we completed 569 of our 653 passes. That equates to an 87 per cent pass completion rate.

In terms of accurate passes, Cesc Fabregas topped the list with 96. Cesar Azpilicueta (79), Toni Rudiger (65), David Luiz (64) and Eden Hazard (57) also featured in the top five.

Davide Zappacosta had a 97 per cent pass completion rate, followed by David Luiz (96 per cent) and Rudiger (94 per cent).

Eden Hazard completed a joint game-high two dribbles and he also made seven key passes, at least five more than anyone else on the pitch.

As a team we won 16 tackles, more than twice as many as our opponents who won seven. Marcos Alonso and Tiemoue Bakayoko led the way with three apiece, with Azpilicueta and David Luiz recording two each.

That pair also made three interceptions, and David Luiz’s three clearances were the most by any Chelsea player.