Analysis

The Data Day: Chelsea vs Burnley

The statistics from Saturday’s comfortable win over Burnley show plenty of noteworthy individual contributions to an excellent team performance, with Willian in particular standing out…

Of our 18 shots, eight were on target and a further six were blocked. Fourteen stemmed from open play situations and five were struck from outside the box.

Three of Burnley’s seven efforts were on target.

Willian registered a game-high five attempts. Tammy Abraham netted with one of his four. The striker has now scored 13 Premier League goals for us this season - Frank Lampard is the only Englishman to score more in a single campaign in the competition for Chelsea (three times). 

We dominated the ball, enjoying a 65.5 per cent share of possession. Our four defenders spent the most time on the ball, followed by Willian (6.4 per cent).

The Brazilian also ranked highly for touches (73). Cesar Azpilicueta had the most (107).

When it came to pass completion rates, Mason Mount had the best with an impressive 93 per cent of his passes finding a team-mate. Another midfielder, Ross Barkley, was next with 90 per cent.

As a team our pass completion rate was 84 per cent, compared to Burnley’s 69 per cent.

Toni Rudiger made the most passes on Saturday (68), followed by Azpilicueta (63).

Three players made three key passes, those deemed by Opta to have set up chances: Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James.

Willian made two, and his two successful dribbles was a Chelsea-high figure. Overall Burnley’s Dwight McNeil made the most (five).

Burnley won 59 per cent of the 34 aeriel duels contested (20), with Chris Wood winning nine. Our centre-backs Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen won four each.

As well as excelling in the attacking side of the game, Willian was also our top tackler, winning three challenges out of three. Mount, Azpilicueta, Christensen and James won two each.

Barkley and Azpilicueta were among a group of players who recorded two interceptions.

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