We take a look at the stats from last night’s draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of our Europa League semi-final. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen are among those who stand out…
We had 16 shots, five of them on target and a further five blocked. Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a game-high four attempts. Our goalscorer Pedro had three.
Eintracht Frankfurt were on target with two of their six efforts. After they took the lead they only had two more attempts all evening, both of those coming in the 85th minute.
We had a 67.1 per cent share of possession. Nobody spent more time on the ball for us than our centre-backs David Luiz (7.8 per cent) and Andreas Christensen (7.7 per cent), although they were closely followed by Jorginho (7.6 per cent).
That trio also completed the highest number of accurate passes. Jorginho and Christensen both made 64, and David Luiz 61.
Jorginho’s 91 per cent pass completion rate was the best of anyone who started the game. Eden Hazard didn’t misplace any of his 18 passes after coming on.
When it came to key passes, Pedro and Loftus-Cheek made a joint game-high three apiece. The latter set up the former’s goal, and the roles were nearly reversed at the start of the second half.
Pedro’s seven goal involvements in the Europa League this season (four goals, three assists) have all come in his last six starts in the competition.
Loftus-Cheek’s nine successful dribbles account for almost half the Chelsea total of 21. Pedro was next with four, followed by Willian who made three.
Christensen won a game-high five aerial duels at a 71 per cent success rate. The Dane was also successful with both tackles he went in for. Only Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante, with three, bettered that figure from a Chelsea perspective.
The captain and David Luiz completed three clearances. Nobody made more.