The Data Day: Leicester City v Chelsea

An analysis of the numbers from yesterday’s win shows the many important contributions our players made at the King Power…

The Blues had a 54.7 per cent share of possession and our pass success rate of 80 per cent was better than our hosts’ 76 per cent.

We completed 548 of our 683 passes, with Cesar Azpilicueta (72), Antonio Rudiger (68) and N’Golo Kante (66) making the most.

When it came to what Opta deem to be key passes, Willian’s four was a game-high figure, followed by Eden Hazard and Riyad Mahrez who made three each.

Willian and Hazard also completed three take-ons, a figure bettered only by Kante at his old stomping ground.

Alvaro Morata had seven of our 14 attempts on goal, with five of those hitting the target and one of course finding the net. Pedro’s header was the only on-target effort in extra-time. The Spaniard has been directly involved in eight goals in his last 10 FA Cup appearances, scoring six goal and providing two assists.  

We blocked a third of Leicester’s 18 attempts overall, including three in the final half-hour, two of which were made by Cesc Fabregas.

Leicester made 34 successful tackles and 17 interceptions over the two hours, highlighting their efforts to stop us in our tracks. Wilfred Ndidi was responsible for a game-high 10 tackles, while Marcos Alonso won all four challenges he went in for.

Our back three all ranked in the top five players for successful clearances, with Antonio Rudiger leading the way with seven, followed by Azpilicueta (six) and Andreas Christensen (five). The Dane’s 90 per cent pass completion rate was the highest figure of those players who started the game.