The Data Day: Excellent Emerson

The statistics from last night show how players all over the pitch were required to contribute to earn victory…

We had a 75.9 per cent share of possession during which time we had 906 touches of the ball. Cesc Fabregas comfortably made the most with 134.

Of the 695 passes we attempted, 630 found a Chelsea team-mate equating to an impressive 91 per cent success rate.

Fabregas completed a game-high 118 passes followed by Gary Cahill (71) and Mateo Kovacic (68).

Fabregas’s passing accuracy was 92.9 per cent.

When it came to key passes, Willian and sub Eden Hazard made five apiece followed by Fabregas, Pedro and Davide Zappacosta who each made three.

Emerson completed five dribbles out of the 17 we managed as a team, a figure made more impressive by the fact the left-back did so with a 100 per cent success rate.

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Hazard was next in that department with three take-ons.

We had 27 attempts of which Alvaro Morata was responsible for eight, two of which were on target and a further three blocked. Overall, 11 of our efforts were blocked by a Vidi player.

Vidi had seven shots including three on target, something that Maurizio Sarri expressed concern at afterwards.

Cahill won a game-high six aerial duels followed by Morata with five. The Spaniard’s 71 per cent success rate in the air was the highest figure on the pitch.

Andreas Christensen was our top tackler, winning the ball on three occasions. Cahill ranked highest among those in blue for clearances (four) and Emerson for interceptions (two).

We had 18 corners last night, of which six found a Chelsea man.