Analysis

The Data Day: Chelsea vs Arsenal

Our look at the statistics from last night’s draw shows how involved Jorginho was with and without the ball…

Like at Newcastle on Saturday, we had 19 shots. Eight of those were on target, five off target and six blocked.

Every single Chelsea outfielder who started the game had at least one attempt. It was a sub, Ross Barkley, who joined Mateo Kovacic in having a game-high three efforts apiece.

Fifteen of our attempts were struck from inside the box, and seven stemmed from set-pieces.

Arsenal scored with their only two shots. It is just the sixth time that has happened in Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues since 2006.

We had 17 corners, 65 per cent of which found a Chelsea team-mate.

Overall we had 59.1 per cent of the possession, with that figure unsurprisingly higher after Arsenal were reduced to 10 men.

The centre-backs Andreas Christensen (7.4 per cent) and Toni Rudiger (7.2 per cent) spent the most time on the ball, with Jorginho (6.9 per cent) also ranking highly.

It was Emerson (87) and Jorginho (86) who had the most touches of the ball.

Our pass completion rate was 88 per cent. N’Golo Kante, Christensen and Rudiger were the most accurate of those who started the game, with 93 per cent, while Barkley and Mason Mount didn’t misplace a pass after coming on.

Christensen (68), Rudiger (66) and Jorginho (60) completed the highest number of passes.

When it came to key passes, Emerson was well clear with five. Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi recorded two apiece.

Tammy Abraham’s three successful dribbles was the best of anyone in blue.

Bukayo Saka (five) was the only player to win more tackles than Jorginho’s four.

Jorginho and Azpilicueta made a joint game-high three interceptions each.

Shkodran Mustafi and Arsenal’s stand-in centre-back Granit Xhaka registered 15 clearances between them.

We won 62 per cent of the 34 aerial duels contested. Azpilicueta topped the list with seven, followed by Rudiger who won four.

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