We take a statistical look at last night’s impressive victory, with noteworthy contributions from a number of Blues including 200-game Pedro…

There were 31 shots in the game, 17 attempted by the Blues. Seven of those were on target, and a further four blocked.

Liverpool did not have a shot on target after half-time. All five of their attempts in that time went high or wide.

Olivier Giroud and Ross Barkley had a Chelsea-high three efforts each.

Liverpool had a 58.4 per cent share of possession but it was their two centre-backs, Virgin van Dijk and Joe Gomez, who spent the most time on the ball.

For Chelsea only Marcos Alonso (5 per cent) was on the ball more often than Billy Gilmour (4.9 per cent).

That same duo had the most touches for us (Alonso 76, Gilmour 62).

We found a team-mate with 74 per cent of the 402 passes we attempted. No Blue was more accurate than Toni Rudiger (85 per cent).

Overall Alonso completed the most passes for us (41), closely followed by Rudiger (39) and Gilmour (38).

Giroud recorded two key passes, a Chelsea-high figure. None of Liverpool’s starting front three registered one.

Pedro was our top dribbler with three successful take-ons, and as Frank Lampard highlighted afterwards his work ethic was crucial to the win. That was born out in the stats, as he won a game-high five tackles and recorded a joint game-high four interceptions.

We shaded the aerial battle, winning 24 of the 44 contested. Giroud’s seven successful duels in that department was bettered only by Van Dijk, who won eight.

Cesar Azpilicueta’s 80 per cent success rate in the air – winning four out of five duels – was the best ratio on the pitch.

The skipper also registered a game-high eight clearances, one more than Rudiger and Kurt Zouma.

On the last two occasions we've beaten Liverpool in the FA Cup, we have gone on to win the trophy (1997, 2012).

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