Our look at the statistics from the FA Cup win at Hull highlight the influence of a midfielder who started and another who came off the bench…
We had 16 shots, seven of which were on target with another five blocked.
Goalscorers Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori, as well as Mason Mount, each had three attempts each.
Batshuayi has been directly involved in 18 goals in his 18 domestic cup starts (FA Cup and League Cup) for Chelsea and Crystal Palace combined, scoring 15 and assisting three.
Hull City recorded 14 efforts on our goal, although just two of those were target - including Kamil Grosicki’s heavily-deflected free-kick that found its way into the net – and eight were struck from outside the box.
Jarrod Bowen’s six attempts was comfortably a game-high figure.
We had a 64.9 per cent share of possession. Mateo Kovacic spent the most time on the ball (8.9 per cent), followed by Pedro (7.4 per cent) and Marcos Alonso (7 per cent).
It follows, then, that Kovacic had the most touches (98) and completed the most passes (68).
Of those who started the game, Tomori had the best pass completion rate (93 per cent) followed by Ross Barkley (90 per cent).
Frank Lampard praised Billy Gilmour’s impact off the bench, and the young Scot completed 18 of his 19 passes at a 95 per cent success rate. As a team, our pass completion rate during that period of the game was 80 per cent, compared to 85 per cent over the 90 minutes.
Gilmour also made the most passes of anyone during the final quarter of the game.
Looking at the game as a whole again, Pedro’s three key passes was a joint-high figure. The Spaniard also won four tackles, more than anyone else.
Nobody completed more dribbles than Callum Hudson-Odoi’s four. Barkley registered three successful take-ons.
Our centre-backs completed 11 clearances between them, with Kurt Zouma’s six a joint game-high figure.
Chelsea remain unbeaten in our last 27 games in all competitions when leading at half time (W21 D6), since a 2-1 defeat against Wolves in the Premier League back in December 2018.