It was a fantastic team performance at Tottenham yesterday but the statistics highlight plenty of noteworthy individual contributions, too, Willian and Marcos Alonso in particular standing out…
We had 13 shots yesterday compared to Tottenham’s five.
We scored with two of our three on-target attempts, while the hosts’ only shot on target came in the 97th minute.
We had seven efforts in the first 25 minutes of the match as we established our authority on proceedings.
Our dominance was further reflected by the possession stats. We had a 55.2 per cent share of the ball, with nobody spending more time on it than Marcos Alonso (6.6 per cent). The Spaniard’s 105 touches was a game-high figure.
Willian was also heavily involved, on the ball 5.5 per cent of the time with 77 touches. He scored with both of his attempts and his 91 per cent pass completion rate was the highest figure of anyone who started the match.
The Brazilian also made five key passes. Nobody else made more than one. He scored with both of his attempts, with his brace the second of his Premier League career (after Stoke in December 2016).
As a team our pass completion rate was 82 per cent (Tottenham’s was 78 per cent), with 465 of our 565 passes finding a team-mate.
Fikayo Tomori (59) and Alonso (58) completed the most passes on the pitch.
Mateo Kovacic was the game’s top dribbler with four successful take-ons. Willian and N’Golo Kante completed three.
Tammy Abraham was a nuisance throughout and his six aerial duels won was a game-high figure.
Our wing-backs Cesar Azpilicueta and Alonso were our top tacklers, each winning four.
When it came to interceptions, it was Alonso and Kante who topped the list with three each, while Kurt Zouma and Tomori’s four clearances were Chelsea-high figures.
Jose Mourinho suffered his first ever home defeat against a team he had previously managed, having gone unbeaten in the previous 13 across all competitions (won 12, drawn one).