We take a look at the statistics from Saturday’s narrow reverse, which show how the two teams were evenly matched…
Of our 11 shots, two were on target, six off and three blocked. Eight were struck from inside the penalty area.
We didn’t have a shot on target after N’Golo Kante’s goal.
Willian had a Chelsea-high four attempts, and Kante scored with one of his two.
Man City had 15 shots, four of which were on target and seven taken inside the box.
We had a 53.3 per cent share of the ball. Between Kante’s goal and City’s equaliser that figure was 83.7 per cent, highlighting how much Kevin De Bruyne’s goal came against the run of play.
Nobody spent more time in possession than Mateo Kovacic (7.6 per cent).
The Croatian’s 113 touches, 90 accurate passes and five successful dribbles (out of five) were also all game-high figures.
Of those players who started the game, Kovacic’s 95 per cent pass completion rate was bettered only by the hosts’ Rodrigo (98 per cent).
When it came to key passes, Kante and Tammy Abraham made two apiece for us.
The hosts won 63 per cent of the 19 aerial duels contested. Abraham was successful with three for us.
Both teams won 15 tackles, with four players – Cesar Azpilicueta, Kovacic, David Silva and Fernandinho – successful with four apiece.
Azpilicueta also registered match-high figures for clearances (six) and interceptions (four).