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The Data Day: Liverpool v Chelsea

A look at the numbers from Saturday’s draw highlight the performances of two individuals in particular…

Eden Hazard was the star of the show at Anfield. His four key passes and four accurate crosses were both game-high figures, and he was also the most fouled player (three times).

His 10 successful dribbles were twice as many as the next player, Mohamed Salah. The Belgian completed eight in the first 29 minutes alone, the same number as the entire home side managed in the first half, and itself a joint record for an entire Premier League game this season.

Defensively it was Cesar Azpilicueta that stood out statistically. He had the most touches for us (96), the most accurate passes (66), the most clearances (seven) and the joint-most interceptions (two).

He also won a joint game-high eight tackles (with a 100 per cent success rate) alongside his compatriot Alberto Moreno. Another Spaniard, Marcos Alonso, was next with five.

Liverpool had a 53.5 per cent share of possession. Our pass completion rate was 83 per cent (411 out of 497). Of those who completed the 90 minutes, Andreas Christensen had the best pass success rate with 96 per cent finding a man in blue.

The Dane blocked three of Liverpool’s 16 efforts on goal. Four of theirs hit the target, compared to three of ours. Five of our 11 attempts were off-target.

Alvaro Morata won a game-high three aerial duels out of the four he contested.

It was our fourth consecutive 1-1 draw at Anfield, but the first in which we have come from behind. 

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