Analysis

Key Statistics from Chelsea v Wolves

Our analysis of the main numbers from yesterday’s draw shows the difficulties we had breaking Wolves down...

Maurizio Sarri lamented the amount of touches we took yesterday and the 1048 recorded was our third-highest such figure in the Premier League this season, after the away win at Newcastle in August (1099) and the victory over Crystal Palace in November (1061).

We had a 75.8 per cent share of possession and completed 90 per cent of our passes, 741 of the 820 we attempted.

David Luiz made the most number of accurate passes (104), followed by Emerson (93) and Toni Rudiger (91). The German didn’t misplace a single pass.

Willian and Pedro made three key passes each, and Eden Hazard, Emerson Palmieri and N’Golo Kante two.

Heatmap and touchmap is below

We had 22 shots yesterday, six of which were on target and a further 14 blocked by a Wolves player before they could test Rui Patricio.

Gonzalo Higuain had a game-high six attempts. Cesar Azpilicueta and Rudiger recorded three each.

Hazard’s goal was our 50th of the Premier League season and also the 50th he has scored at Stamford Bridge for us in the Premier League.

Wolves had two efforts, one of which was the goal and the other the very last kick of the game.

Our dribbling success rate was 59 per cent. Emerson completed a game-high six take-ons, and was followed in that department by Hazard (five) and sub Ruben Loftus-Cheek (three).

Wolves won 58 per cent of the aerial duels contested. They also won 38 tackles, made a remarkable 47 clearances (to our none) and intercepted a pass on 25 occasions.

Leander Dedoncker recorded game-high figures for tackles (eight) and interceptions (five), while Willy Boly’s 10 clearances were more than anyone else.

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