We take a look at the numbers from yesterday’s draw with Leicester in which Emerson Palmieri’s statistics stand out…
Chelsea had 14 shots to Leicester’s 12, with five of ours on target to three of theirs, and nine testing the visitors’ keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Eleven of the visitors’ efforts came in the second half. Half were attempted from outside the box and four stemmed from set-pieces, including their equaliser.
Our goalscorer Mason Mount registered a game-high five attempts, three of which were on target.
We had 50.1 per cent possession with nobody spending longer on the ball than Emerson (7.4 per cent). He also had a Chelsea-high 104 touches.
Our pass completion rate was 79 per cent, down on our previous two games this season (85 v Man and 82 v Liverpool).
We were dispossessed twice as often in the second half (14 times) than we were in the first, proving Frank Lampard’s point about our drop in performance after the break.
Emerson completed 48 passes. Kurt Zouma and N’Golo Kante were next for us with 42 passes each.
Olivier Giroud made three key passes, Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro two apiece.
Emerson registered three successful dribbles, a figure bettered only by Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira who made five. It was a similar story with tackles won – Pereira led the way with eight, followed by Wilfred Ndidi with seven and then Emerson with five.
We won 63 per cent of the aerial duels contested, Azpilicueta leading the way with six.
Andreas Christensen recorded a game-high seven clearances and also three interceptions, along with Kante the most by a player in blue.