Analysis

The Data Day: Chelsea v West Ham

There was no question who the star of the show was last night, and the statistics from our win over West Ham show just how influential Eden Hazard was…

The Belgian scored with two of his four attempts, three of which were on target.

He had 86 touches of the ball, and a remarkable 94 per cent pass completion rate.

Hazard also made five key passes and was successful with eight dribbles.

All of those stats are game-high figures.

Hazard has been directly involved in 28 Premier League goals (16 goals, 12 assists), more than any other player this season.

Overall we had 16 attempts on goal. Ten different Chelsea players had at least one shot.

West Ham had nine efforts, of which two were on target.

The Blues had a 54.4 per cent share of possession with Toni Rudiger (6.9 per cent) and Jorginho (6.8 per cent) spending the most time on the ball.

As a team our pass success rate was 85 per cent, equating to 411 of our 486 passes attempted.

Rudiger completed a game-high 58 passes, followed by Jorginho (50), N’Golo Kante (46) and Cesar Azpilicueta and Hazard (both 44).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley, both with two, were behind Hazard when it came to key passes.

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s six successful dribbles, out of eight attempted, was a figure bettered only by Hazard. Loftus-Cheek made five.


Looking at the defensive side of the game, Azpilicueta won three aerial duels, more than anyone else. He also intercepted the ball on three occasions, a joint game-high figure.

The captain’s two successful tackles was the same number as Higuain’s and bettered in a Chelsea shirt only by Kante, who won three.

David Luiz and Rudiger each made four clearances, second to West Ham’s Fabian Balbuena’s nine.

The victory made it five wins out of five in London derbies at Stamford Bridge this season, and extended our unbeaten league run against West Ham on home soil to 13 matches, dating back to 2002.
 

'I’m just lucky to play with him.'

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