The Data Day: Stoke City v Chelsea

Our second consecutive away league win was thoroughly merited according to the statistics from the game…

The Blues dominated all over the pitch. We had a 64 per cent share of possession and completed 439 passes to Stoke’s 194 with a success rate of 84 per cent.

We had 20 shots on goal to our hosts’ five, with six of ours on target compared to one of theirs, the penalty. Ten different Chelsea players had a shot, none more than Pedro who had five.

In terms of passing, David Luiz (60/68) topped the charts followed by Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, and Gary Cahill.

In the attacking third, Willian completed the most (24) followed by Kante.  

David Luiz to Azpilicueta and Kante to Willian were our most frequent pass combinations.

Willian, Pedro and sub Cesc Fabregas all created three chances, with the scorer of our opening goal completing a game-high three take-ons.

We were excellent defensively, too. We managed 23 successful tackles to Stoke’s 21. Kante won seven tackles, more than any other Chelsea player.

David Luiz and Kante (both nine) and Pedro (eight) all ranked highly in terms of ball recoveries. David Luiz made a game-high seven interceptions and 10 clearances, too, more than anyone on the pitch.

We also won more aerial duels overall than our opponents.

Diego Costa was under close scrutiny from the Potters’ players and our striker suffered six fouls, at least four more than anyone else on the pitch.