Analysis

The Data Day: Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt

We take a look at the standout statistics from the second leg of our Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, with Jorginho and Eden Hazard among those who made significant contributions…

The shooting statistics show just how even the game was. We had 16 attempts to Eintracht Frankfurt’s 14, with seven of ours on targets compared to six of theirs.

Six of our shots came in extra-time, twice as many as Frankfurt who had more attempts than us in the second half.

Thirteen of our efforts stemmed from open play, in contrast to the visitors who created seven opportunities from set-pieces.

Olivier Giroud and Luka Jovic each had four attempts.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has now been directly involved in nine goals in his last 14 appearances for us (four goals, five assists); as many as in his previous 45 Chelsea appearances.

When it came to possession, we enjoyed a 60.4 per cent share. Jorginho spent the most time on the ball (8.2 per cent) and he also had the most touches (113).

Our pass success rate was 81 per cent, compared to Frankfurt’s 68 per cent. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (90 per cent), Jorginho (88 per cent) and Andreas Christensen (87 per cent) ranked the highest in that department.

Jorginho completed a game-high 83 of his 94 passes.

Eden Hazard made six key passes, twice as many as anyone else. One of those set up Loftus-Cheek’s goal.

The Belgian’s eight successful dribbles (out of nine attempted) was three more than the next player in that department, Mateo Kovacic.

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Giroud, Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz all won four aerial duels for us. Sebastien Haller, a late substitute in normal time for the visitors, recorded a game-high six.

There were almost 80 tackles attempted in total. Kovacic and Jorginho were our top tacklers, winning four challenges, a figure bettered only by Frankfurt’s Martin Hinteregger who made five.

David Luiz cleared the ball a Chelsea-high five times, while Azpilicueta’s six interceptions was two more than the next player in that department.

As a team we made 20 blocks (to Frankfurt’s 14), seven of those from Frankfurt shots, and two on the goal-line.

Frankfurt committed 25 fouls to our 19.

We have now won four consecutive penalty shoot-outs at Stamford Bridge.

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