Our statistical analysis of yesterday’s Carabao Cup final defeat shows the many impressive contributions made by Chelsea players all over the pitch and in different aspects of the game…
We had seven shots to Man City’s 13, although only five of theirs were from inside the box.
Eden Hazard and David Luiz had two efforts apiece. None of our attempts were on target, compared to three of City’s.
Over the course of the 120 minutes we had a 39 per cent share of possession. In the second half when we enjoyed plenty of the ball that figure was 49 per cent.
Our pass success rate was 82 per cent. We completed 422 of our 512 passes.
No player made more passes for us than David Luiz’s 75. He was followed by Toni Rudiger (57) and Jorginho (56).
The top passer overall was Nicolas Otamendi who made 134.
When it came to key passes, Willian’s two was a joint game-high figure.
Hazard was successful with all eight dribbles out of eight he attempted, the most of anyone on the pitch. Ruben Loftus-Cheek completed four.
Cesar Azpilicueta won three of the four aerial duels he contested, a Chelsea-high figure.
In terms of our top tacklers, N’Golo Kante led the way with seven, followed by Emerson who made six, and Azpilicueta four.
Another defender David Luiz made seven clearances, more than anybody else, while Ross Barkley intercepted the ball on two occasions, a Chelsea-high figure.
'Our team performance had personality, it was mature, intelligent to play in the moments we had to play and defend in the moments we had to defend. In the second half we were the better side than them but we did not score.'