Analysis

Key Statistics from Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev

We take a look at the numbers from last night’s Europa League win over Dynamo Kiev, which highlight noteworthy contributions in defence and attack…

We hit the target with two-thirds of our efforts on goal last night, eight out of 12.

Pedro’s five attempts, four of them in the first half, was comfortably a game-high figure. Willian and his replacement Callum Hudson-Odoi scored with their only efforts of the night.

Since his Chelsea debut in September 2013, Willian has scored 11 direct free-kick goals in all competitions, more than any other Premier League player.

Our third goal was started by Kepa Arrizabalaga. See Goal Replay below. 

We had a 60.2 per cent share of possession, enjoying an almost identical amount of the ball in each half.

We enjoyed an impressive 90 per cent pass completion rate. Our passing was marginally better in the second half than the first.

Of those who started the game, Ross Barkley (97 per cent), Andreas Christensen (97 per cent), Marcos Alonso (96 per cent) and Davide Zappacosta (94 per cent) all ranked especially highly.

In total we completed 585 of our 652 passes. Centre-backs Christensen (92 accurate passes) and David Luiz (83) were our top passers, followed by Mateo Kovacic (67) and Zappacosta (65).

When it came to key passes, David Luiz and Willian made two apiece.

Nobody had more touches of the ball than Christensen’s 104. The Dane also registered four clearances, more than anyone else.

As a team we were successful with 11 dribbles. Pedro, Alonso, Kovacic and sub Ruben Loftus-Cheek recorded a joint game-high two each, the last three players with a 100 per cent success rate.

Alonso also won two aerial duels, the same number as Christensen, David Luiz and Olivier Giroud.

The Spanish left-back was also our top tackler, winning three challenges. Zappacosta was successful twice.

Jorginho and Kovacic, who each spent time in the deep-lying midfield role, registered two interceptions each.

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