A breakdown of the statistics from yesterday’s impressive win show just how crucial our central midfielders were in dictating the play…
We had 11 shots and scored with our first two on target. Our only other on-target effort came in added time at the end of the second half.
Our goalscorers Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud were among a group of six players to have two attempts. There were just 133 seconds between their goals.
Three of our chances stemmed from fast breaks, and five from set-piece situations.
We restricted Wolves to just five efforts, of which one tested Willy Caballero, and three were blocked. Four of the five were struck from outside the box.
We dominated possession with 62.9 per cent of the ball. Nobody spent more time on it than Jorginho (8.5 per cent).
We were much more accurate with our passing than the visitors, too, finding a team-mate 83 per cent of the time compared to Wolves’ 69 per cent. We made more than twice as many successful passes as them (521 to 256).
Looking at individual passing stats, Kurt Zouma was the most accurate of those who started the game (94 per cent success rate), followed by the central midfield pairing of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic (both 91 per cent).
Jorginho’s 79 completed passes was a game-high figure, as were the four key passes Mount made. Nobody else played more than one.
Kovacic topped the charts for completed dribbles (with three) and tackles won (six). The Croatian was not once dispossessed.
Reece James was one of four players to win five aerial duels. Toni Rudiger and Marcos Alonso won four. That duo were also effective on the floor, successful with five tackles each.
Zouma, a rock at the back all game, led the way for clearances (six) and interceptions (two).