Article published on 2016-11-04 by ChelseaStats in The Statszone.
Once again we look at @statszone for insight into our impressive 2-0 win away at Southampton. The result put Chelsea a point off the top of the table’ and limited the home side to just one shot on target – a Dusan Tadic free kick that was never really troubling Courtois.
The blues lined up with the now usual 3-4-3 formation – the same side that impressively dispatched Man Utd last week.
Eden Hazard was a at the centre of Chelsea’s attacking play once again, scoring after 6 minutes, the Belgian was the only player to must more than 2 shots on target in the game – all 3 of his shots were on goal. Hazard also produced a game-high 5 chances for his team-mates, and 24 of his 30 final-third passes found a team-mate.
Victor Moses was also key to Chelsea’s performance from winning the ball back and saving a corner lifting the ball over his opponent before driving out of danger to running into Southampton’s box and keeping European Cup winner Ryan Bertrand busy. Moses made 9 recoveries and made 4 successful take-ons – more than any other player.
Cesar Azpilicueta completed all 9 of his tackles and proves game after game that he is one of the best defenders in the league. The Spaniard also made 7 clearances.
The main stream stats from the game, Chelsea having 45% of possession, conceding 10 shots to our 13 taken, conceding 7 corners to the 3 we won suggests a fairly even game on the face of it. But the fact Chelsea scored so early really allowed the blues to sit deep and pick Southampton off on the counter attack. The 2-0 score line flatters Southampton.