The statistics from last night’s narrow loss point to plenty of noteworthy individual performances and a good collective showing that merited more...
We had 17 attempts to Tottenham’s six. Five of ours were on target, a further four blocked and the remaining eight off target. Eight of our efforts were from outside the box.
Ross Barkley had four attempts and Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante three apiece, the same figure registered by the matchwinner Harry Kane.
Our pressure on Tottenham forced them into 31 clearances (in contrast to the eight we made), over two-thirds of which came in the second half as we pinned them back seeking an equaliser.
We had a 57.7 per cent share of possession and completed over 170 more passes than our opponents, 555 to their 384.
We played 425 passes forward and 248 into the final third of the pitch, compared to the 61 Spurs attempted into that area of the pitch.
Our pass success rate was 87 per cent, and we made 16 key passes, with Willian and Hazard responsible for a game-high five each.
Overall our top passer was Cesar Azpilicueta (79), followed by Marcos Alonso (63) and Jorginho (61).
Hazard completed eight dribbles, four times as many as the next players in that regard.
The Belgian was fouled seven times, more than in any other game this season.
Toni Rudiger won a joint game-high three aerial duels and also made two interceptions. Kante was our top tackler with five successful challenges, closely followed by Jorginho who made four.