The Data Day: Chelsea v Burnley

We took a look at the numbers from yesterday’s draw with Burnley…

We had 22 shots, nine of which were on target and five blocked. Ten were struck from outside the box.

Gonzalo Higuain recorded a game-high five attempts. Ruben Loftus-Cheek had four.

Burnley scored with two of their three on-target efforts. They had six shots overall.

We won 60 per cent of the 42 aerial challenges contested. Nobody won more headers than Ashley Barnes’s 11. Andreas Christensen won the most in a Chelsea shirt with eight.

Both teams won 15 tackles. Cesar Azpilicueta’s five successful challenges was a game-high figure. Mateo Kovacic won four.

Burnley made 46 clearances, 33 of them in the second half. The Clarets’ centre-backs Ben Mee and James Tarkowski were responsible for 10 and nine respectively. Burnley also made 15 interceptions, to our four.

We had a 76.3 per cent share of possession. Christensen spent the most time on the ball (9.1 per cent), followed by Emerson (9 per cent), and David Luiz and Eden Hazard (both 8.6 per cent).

Azpilicueta had the most touches (111), with Hazard next (100).

We completed 596 of our 683 passes, equating to an 87 per cent success rate.

Loftus-Cheek found a team-mate 96 per cent of the time, Hazard 94 per cent and Christensen 92 per cent. The Dane completed 80 passes, the most on the pitch.

When it came to key passes, Hazard’s four was a game-high figure. His assist for N’Golo Kante’s goal was his 13th in the Premier League this season, one more than he registered in his three previous seasons combined.

The Belgian recorded four successful dribbles, again top of the list in that department. Loftus-Cheek made three.

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