We take a look at the statistics to come out of our Boxing Day defeat to Southampton...
We had 10 shots of which three were on target and five off-target. Four were struck from outside the box, and half stemmed from set-piece situations.
Southampton scored with two of their three on-target efforts, and five overall.
Callum Hudson-Odoi tried his luck on a game-high three occasions, with Southampton’s goalscorers Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond each netting with one of their two attempts.
We had a 65.5 per cent share of possession, with nobody spending more time on the ball or having more touches of it than Jorginho (9.6 per cent, 121 touches).
The Italian international also completed the most number of passes (85). He was followed by the centre-backs Fikayo Tomori (72) and Toni Rudiger (67), and N’Golo Kante (66).
Our pass completion rate was 81 per cent, down on our season average of 85 per cent. Of the outfielders who started the game, Hudson-Odoi was the most accurate, finding a team-mate 89 per cent of the time.
Willian, Emerson and Mason Mount each played two key passes.
Tomori was the top dribbler on the pitch with four successful take-ons, followed by Willian, Kante, Mason Mount and Southampton’s Che Adams, all with three.
Adams’ six aerial duels won was bettered only by Cesar Azpilicueta, who came out on top 10 times at an 83 per cent success rate.
Southampton were defensively dogged and disciplined, and they won 33 tackles and cleared the ball 31 times.
James Ward-Prowse’s nine successful tackles was more than twice as many as anyone else on the pitch made, while Cedric Soares’ eight clearances was a game-high figure. The Portuguese also registered five interceptions, two more than the next player in that department, Kurt Zouma.