The numbers from Saturday’s draw show how Chelsea’s performance levels dropped after the interval, and also highlight a number of individual contributions in defence and attack…
Nine of our 13 shots on Saturday came in the first half, with five of the visitors’ eight overall coming after the break.
Overall we had five shots on target, of which Tammy Abraham was responsible for three. Sheffield United had two on-target attempts.
Abraham, Ross Barkley and Callum Robinson registered a joint game-high four shots each.
As well as scoring twice, Abraham also made four key passes, twice as many as the next man in that department, Cesar Azpilicueta.
We had a 62.2 per cent share of possession.
Our pass completion rate dropped from 90 per cent in the first half to 85 per cent after the break.
We were dispossessed just four times before the interval, but then eight times after it as Sheffield United grew into the game.
On his full debut Fikayo Tomori was the most accurate Chelsea passer, completing 93 of his 98 passes at a 95 per cent success rate.
Mateo Kovacic (92 per cent) and Kurt Zouma (91 per cent) also ranked highly in terms of pass accuracy.
The French defender’s 95 successful passes was the most on the pitch. Zouma also won a game-high eight aerial duels and made six clearances, the joint-highest figure.
We completed 13 dribbles. Sub Willian was responsible for a joint game-high three with a 100 per cent success rate. Kovacic, Jorginho and Christian Pulisic all won two.
We won 16 tackles (to the visitors’ 15), with a 70 per cent success rate. Jorginho and Olivier Norwood both won four, and Azpilicueta and Tomori three each.
When it came to interceptions, Emerson and John Lundstram led the way with five each.