We look at some of the numbers to come out of last night’s loss to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup…
Frank Lampard said after the game he wanted his side to be more clinical, and the stats show we hit the target with just two of our 12 attempts. Seven went high or wide. Half were struck from outside the box.
The boss also noted an increase in intensity in the second half, and 10 of our efforts on goal came after the break.
Man United had seven shots, scoring with two of their three on-target attempts. They scored with their only shot on target in the second half.
We had a 65.4 per cent share of possession, with Marc Guehi spending more time on the ball than anyone else (nine per cent).
The young defender also registered the most accurate passes of anyone (88) and with the best success rate (92 per cent).
Jorginho was the next top passer, completing 71 of his 78 passes equating to a 91 per cent success rate.
Overall, our pass completion rate was 84 per cent, and the visitors’ 76 per cent.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was responsible for four of our nine key passes.
Mateo Kovacic registered a game-high five dribbles, and was successful with each one he attempted.
Marcos Alonso won five aerial duels and Reece James four. One of Michy Batshuayi’s two successful attacking aerial successes came in the build-up to his brilliant goal.
Scott McTominay was the top tackler on the pitch with five successful challenges, closely followed by Jorginho who won four. Our captain yesterday made six interceptions, one more than McTominay, while Kurt Zouma’s seven clearances was also a game-high figure.