Analysis

The Data Day: Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest

The stats from yesterday’s FA Cup win highlight the impressive individual performances of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James…

We had 17 shots to Nottingham Forest’s two. Five were on target, eight off target, and 15 struck from outside the box.

Ross Barkley scored with one of his game-high five attempts, while the other scorer, Callum Hudson-Odoi, hit the target with all three of his efforts.

The winger has been involved in 12 goals in his 13 starts at Stamford Bridge, scoring five and assisting seven.

When it came to key passes, Hudson-Odoi led the way with five, followed by Reece James who made three.

Hudson-Odoi was also the game’s top dribbler, with five successful take-ons, and James was again next, with three.

Hudson-Odoi's heatmap is below. 

We had a 75.5 per cent share of possession. Our centre-backs Andreas Christensen (10.4 per cent) and Fikayo Tomori (10.2 per cent) spent the most time on the ball, while James had the most touches (126).

Our pass completion rate was an impressive 91 per cent (708 of our 774 passes). Of the outfielders the most accurate passer was Christensen, who found a team-mate 96 per cent of the time. Tomori and Emerson were next on 94 per cent.

It was also Christensen (107) and Tomori (103) who completed the most number of passes in the game.

Five separate players won three aerial duels, including for us James, Emerson and Jorginho. Of the 30 aerial duels contested we won 60 per cent (18).

Emerson, Tomori and Mateo Kovacic won two tackles each, while James made two clearances, the most of anyone in blue. Forest’s centre-backs Michael Dawson and Tobias Figueiredo recorded 13 between them.

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