The Data Day: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

We take a look at some of the key numbers from Saturday’s big win in the Black Country…
 

Seven of our 11 shots were on target with four finding the net. Two-goal Eden Hazard hit the target with each of his game-high four attempts.

The Belgian has now scored five goals against West Brom, the same figure as he has against Bournemouth. They are the two Premier League teams he has netted most against. We have won all 15 league games he has scored in since Antonio Conte took over.

At the Hawthorns we had a 61.4 per cent share of possession and a pass completion rate of 87 per cent. Andreas Christensen (96 per cent) and Tiemoue Bakayoko (93 per cent) ranked the highest for us in the latter department.

When it came to successful passes, Cesar Azpilicueta (79), N’Golo Kante (65) and Gary Cahill (58) were the top three players. Cesc Fabregas and Kante made three key passes apiece.

No player had more touches than Azpilicueta’s 100.

The top dribbler on display was Hazard, who was successful with seven of the eight take-ons he attempted.

Cahill impressed in defence matching West Brom’s physical threat, and the captain won four aerial duels, more than any other Chelsea player. He also had a 100 per cent tackle success rate, made a game-high six clearances, and intercepted the ball twice, the highest figure of any Chelsea player.

Davide Zappacosta also showed his defensive worth with a game-high six successful tackles.