The Data Day: Chelsea v Atletico Madrid

We take a look at the figures from last night’s Champions League draw…

Possession was split almost exactly equally, with the Blues having a 49.9 per cent share of the ball.  We were successful with eight more passes than our opponents (468 to 460).

Cesar Azpilicueta’s 85 completed passes was a game-high figure, 18 more than the next man Koke. When it came to key passes, Cesc Fabregas’s six was three times as many as anyone else.

Our overall pass completion rate was 85 per cent. Our top player in that regard, from those who began the game, was Andreas Christensen with 96 per cent. The Dane also won a joint game-high four aerial duels, and nobody bettered his seven clearances.

We had 17 shots to Atletico’s 12. Seven of our efforts were on target compared to three of theirs.

Four of our attempts were inside the six-yard box, with two-thirds of Atletico’s struck from outside the box.  

Alvaro Morata with seven had at least twice as many efforts as any other player.

Eden Hazard shone again and he was successful with eight dribbles. Substitute Pedro was next with three. 

N’Golo Kante made seven successful clearances, a game-high figure, and alongside him Fabregas won two tackles, the most of any Chelsea player.