We take a look at the key numbers to come out of our victory over Brighton, with the Blues clearly creative during our time on the ball…
We had 23 shots on Saturday, of which 17 were in the first half.
That is our highest total in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League game since August 2013 against Hull (18), and our highest without scoring since November 2010 against Birmingham (18).
Overall, nine of our efforts were on target, four off and 10 blocked by a Brighton player.
Willian had a game-high six attempts. He was followed by Pedro, who had five, and Ross Barkley and Tammy Abraham, who had four each.
Brighton had eight efforts, of which one was on target.
Overall we had a 52.6 per cent share of possession. Until we took the lead in the 51st minute that figure was 59.8 per cent. After Jorginho’s penalty, Brighton had 57.3 per cent of the ball.
Nobody spent more time on the ball than Fikayo Tomori (8.1 per cent). The defender also had 100 touches and completed 81 passes, both game-high figures.
Of those players who started the match, nobody had a more successful pass completion rate than Ross Barkley, with 95 per cent.
Jorginho and Andreas Christensen recorded 90 per cent pass completion rates.
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We played 18 key passes, with Jorginho and Mason Mount responsible for a joint game-high three apiece.
Pedro’s two successful dribbles were not bettered by anyone.
The teams were split in the air, with each winning half of the 20 aerial duels contested. Marcos Alonso and Dan Burn won four headers apiece.
Willian won four tackles, a Chelsea-high figure. Overall Brighton won 21 tackles to our 18.
They also made more interceptions and clearances than us, although we had individuals who performed well in both categories. Cesar Azpilicueta cleared the ball five times, a figure bettered only by Burn, while Jorginho’s four interceptions was the highest recorded figure.
We have now won all nine of our league meetings with Brighton, making it a new Football League record for most games played by a side against a single opponent while winning every single one, overtaking Bournemouth’s eight games against Wimbledon.