Analysis

Key Statistics from Chelsea v Tottenham: Mateo Kovacic’s passing and Jorginho’s defensive work stand out

We take a look at the data to come out of last night’s win over Tottenham…

Mateo Kovacic completed 50 of his 58 passes, and among those were two key passes. Both of those were Chelsea-high figures.

Marcos Alonso (56), Jorginho (52) and N’Golo Kante (50) also made a half-century of passes or more.

Overall we had a 46.6 per cent share of possession, although up until we took the lead that figure was 51 per cent.

Jorginho won a game-high six tackles. Alonso won four and Azpilicueta three.

Jorginho also ranked highest for interceptions with four, and when it came to clearances David Luiz’s six was a Chelsea-high figure.

We had 11 shots to Tottenham’s nine, with Pedro scoring the only on-target effort of the game.

It was one of three attempts the Spaniard had, a joint-high figure alongside Gonzalo Higuain who had come so close to opening the scoring.

His early effort against the post was the 18th time we have struck the woodwork this season, a Premier League high.

We stopped Tottenham having a shot on target in a Premier League game for the first time since December 2013.

As well as scoring the opening goal, Pedro completed two successful dribbles with a 100 per cent success rate.

We won 59 per cent of the aerial duels contested. Alonso won the most for us (three), followed by Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and that man Pedro (two each).

Willy Caballero made two claims and one successful punch, and he was accurate with 10 of his long passes.

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