Analysis

The Data Day: Chelsea vs West Ham

The official Chelsea website breaks down the statistics to come out of our first home defeat to West Ham since 2002…

We had 19 shots, six of which were on target. Five were blocked. It was the most we have had in a home game without scoring since losing to Bournemouth in January 2018 (21 shots).

We had just one on-target attempt after West Ham’s goal, which was one of five shots they had over the course of the game. Four of those were on target.

Christian Pulisic registered a game-high five efforts. Mason Mount and West Ham’s Michail Antonio had three each.

We had a 65.5 per cent share of possession. Four of the top five players who spent the most time on the ball and had the most touches were our quartet of defenders, with Mateo Kovacic, leading the way in those departments, the other.

Kovacic’s pass completion rate of 92 per cent was a joint game-high figure alongside Kurt Zouma. The Croatian’s 91 successful passes out of 99 attempted was also the best on the pitch.

Emerson recorded three key passes from left-back. Pulisic, Mason Mount, sub N’Golo Kante and the visitors’ Robert Snodgrass made two each.

Reece James was our top dribbler with nine successful take-ons, and he was followed by Pulisic and sub Callum Hudson-Odoi who beat their man on six occasions. Pulisic was also dispossessed four times.

As a team our dribble success rate was 69 per cent, compared to West Ham’s which was 90 per cent (successful with nine out of 10 attempted).

The Hammers won 25 of the 44 aerial duels contested (57 per cent), and were successful with 25 tackles, five times as many as we managed. Ryan Fredericks was the top tackler with five.

They also recorded 29 clearances, with centre-back Angelo Ogbonna responsible for 10 of those.

When it came to interceptions, Zouma’s five was a game-high figure. Pedro made three.

We didn’t concede a single foul; that is the first time we’ve ever done so in a league game since Opta started recording such data in 2003/04.

We are yet to gain a single point from a losing position this season, losing all four games in which we’ve fallen behind.

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