Analysis

Chelsea top appearance makers – 2018/19

As we continue to review the season just completed, we look here at those who played the most for Chelsea over the course of the campaign.

In total in all competitions, the Blues played 63 games of which we won 39, drew 13 and lost 11.

The season’s highest appearance maker, when totalling together starts and substitute appearances, was our on-pitch captain – Cesar Azpilicueta - with 57 of the 63 games played.
 

Willian was next up, with 56 appearances, followed by Kepa Arrizabalaga 54, Jorginho 54, N’Golo Kante 53, Eden Hazard 52, Pedro 52, Mateo Kovacic 51 with David Luiz the ninth to play at least 50 games in 2018/19.

If we look at those who started games then David Luiz is much higher. Our Brazilian at the back began 47 of the 63 matches, with only Kepa on 54, Azpilicueta and Jorginho on 50 beginning more matches. N’Golo Kante also began 47 games.


Minutes on the pitch

Highest when counting up time played in 2018/19 is our keeper Kepa – who completed 5,228 of the maximum possible 6,080. That is ahead of Azpilicueta’s 5,183 minutes and Jorginho’s 4,639.
 


Substitutions

And the most subbed player on and the most subbed player off?
 


The stats

Appearances in the season including subs
Azpilicueta 57, Willian 56, Arrizabalaga 54, Jorginho 54, Kante 53, Hazard 52, Pedro 52, Kovacic 51, David Luiz 50, Barkley 48, Giroud 45, Rudiger 44, Loftus-Cheek 40, Alonso 39, Christensen 29, Emerson 27, Hudson-Odoi 24, Morata 24, Higuain 18, Zappacosta 17, Fabregas 16, Caballero 9, Cahill 8, Moses 6, Ampadu 5, Abraham 1, Drinkwater 1


Appearances in the season (starts+subs)
Arrizabalaga 54, Azpilicueta 53+4, Jorginho 50+4, Kante 47+6, David Luiz 47+3, Rudiger 44, Willian 43+13, Hazard 40+12, Alonso 39, Pedro 36+16, Kovacic 36+15, Barkley 30+18, Christensen 27+2, Emerson 24+3, Giroud 21+24, Morata 18+6, Loftus-Cheek 17+23, Higuain 15+3, Hudson-Odoi 12+12, Zappacosta 11+6, Fabregas 10+6, Caballero 9, Cahill 6+2, Ampadu 3+2, Moses 1+5, Abraham 0+1, Drinkwater 0+1


Minutes on pitch
Arrizabalaga 5,228, Azpilicueta 5,183, Jorginho 4,639, David Luiz 4,626, Kante 4,460, Rudiger 4,138, Hazard 4,133, Willian 3,695, Alonso 3,668, Pedro 3,268, Kovacic 3,230, Barkley 2,891, Christensen 2,558, Emerson 2,388, Giroud 2,342, Loftus-Cheek 2,109, Morata 1,570, Higuain 1,372, Hudson-Odoi 1,252, Zappacosta 1,082, Fabregas 1,042, Caballero 852, Cahill 594, Ampadu 299, Moses 201, Drinkwater 35, Abraham 25
 

Players substituted
Willian 29/43, Kovacic 24/36, Pedro 24/36, Barkley 19/30, Jorginho 12/50, Morata 11/18, Hazard 11/40, Higuain 9/15, Loftus-Cheek 9/17, Giroud 7/21, Hudson-Odoi 6/12, Kante 6/47, Christensen 4/27, Zappacosta 3/11, Alonso 3/39, Rudiger 3/44, Azpilicueta 3/53, Fabregas 2/10, Ampadu 1/3, David Luiz 1/47, Moses 0/1, Cahill 0/6, Caballero 0/9, Emerson 0/24, Arrizabalaga 0/54
 

Unused substitutes
Caballero 54, Zappacosta 27, Christensen 25, Barkley 13, Cahill 12, Giroud 11, Ampadu 9, Fabregas 9, Alonso 8, David Luiz 8, Higuain 8, Hudson-Odoi 8, Emerson 7, Kovacic 6, Rudiger 6, Jorginho 5, Willian 5, Arrizabalaga 4, Kante 4, Moses 4, Bulka 3, Cumming 3, Hazard 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Pedro 3, Drinkwater 2, McEachran 2, Morata 2, Azpilicueta 1, Gallagher 1, Guehi 1, Piazon 1


 

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