Analysis

The Data Day: Chelsea v Manchester United

We take a look at the facts and figures from last night’s Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup fifth round tie…

Of our 11 shots overall two were on target - both struck in the 11th minute - with four of our six second-half efforts being blocked. Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard each had three attempts on goal.

Man United tested Kepa Arrizabalaga with five of their seven shots, all of which came before the break. Ander Herrera, who opened the scoring, registered a game-high two on-target efforts.

We had a 67 per cent share of possession overall, although that ranking rose after our dominance of the ball after the break. With the visitors happy to sit back and defend deep, we had 72 per cent of the possession in the second half.

We completed 557 out of the 638 passes we attempted, equating to an 87 per cent pass completion rate. Man Utd’s was 74 per cent (235 successful passes out of 319 attempted).

Of our seven key passes, Cesar Azpilicueta made three and Jorginho two. Paul Pogba made two for the visitors, including the assist for Herrera’s opener.

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Eden Hazard completed eight dribbles, four times as many as the next player.

Both teams were successful with 24 tackles. Herrera made the most with six, followed by Azpilicueta who made five. The visitors completed 16 clearances (to our six) and 17 interceptions (to our 12) as they defended their advantage. Herrera ranked highest in both categories, making three clearances and five interceptions.

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