We take an in-depth look at the numbers to come out of our Champions League victory in France, with N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta and Fikayo Tomori among those who stood out statistically…
We had a 62.8 per cent share of possession last night, and completed over 250 more passes than our opponents (533 to 280).
Cesar Azpilicueta spent the most time on the ball (9.8 per cent), had the most touches (113) and completed the most number of passes (92).
Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori were next on the list of successful passers with 77 and 70 respectively.
Overall our pass completion rate was 87 per cent. Of those players who started the game, N’Golo Kante was the most accurate passer, finding a team-mate 96 per cent of the time. Azpilicueta and Zouma (both 94 per cent) were next.
Alongside his crucial goal, Willian also registered a Chelsea-high three key passes. Mason Mount made two.
Kante’s four successful dribbles (with a 100 per cent completion rate) was a figure bettered only by Lille’s Jonathan Ikone, who made five. Willian was successful with three.
We had 11 shots on goal to Lille’s seven, although both teams recorded three on-target attempts.
Marcos Alonso, Mount and the hosts’ goalscorer Victor Osimhen registered a joint game-high three efforts apiece.
Five of Lille’s attempts stemmed from set-piece situations, and the other two from what Opta deem ‘fast breaks’.
We won 75 per cent of the 40 aerial duels contested. Alonso was responsible for nine of those, and Zouma was next with six. The Frenchman had the best individual success rate, winning 86 per cent of the aerial challenges he went up.
Tomori was our top tackler, winning all five of the challenges he went in for. Jorginho and Kante won four each, while Kante’s two interceptions was a joint game-high figure.