• Chelsea have equalled the record for the most wins in a single Premier League season (29, also achieved by the Blues in 04/05 and 05/06).

    Source: @OptaJoe : Data correct as at 2017-05-15

Gameweek 11 2016-17: the Statszone : Everton

Article published on 2016-11-10 by ChelseaStats in The Statszone.

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Chelsea lined up in the usual 3-4-3 formation and Everton switched to a 3-5-2 to try and counter our attack. They soon were forced into a 5-3-2 formation but couldn’t cope with our attack at 2-0 they switched to 4-2-3-1 and then went on to concede another 3 goals as Chelsea ran out 5-0 winners in one of the most impressive displays this season. We look at @Statszone for the numbers.

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Such was Chelsea’s dominance the away team managed just one shot – a near post header from a corner in the 71st minute – already 5-0 down. That was it. Chelsea had 21 shots, of which 9 were on target.

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Chelsea players were able to beat their direct opponent 17 times from 29 attempted take-ons.

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The blues created 18 chances with half coming inside the Everton box.

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To compound the dominance further Chelsea completed 20 of 34 attempted passes in the Everton box. The Toffees failed to make any successful passes in our area, they only attempted 4.

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The highlight in the game was Eden Hazard’s second goal that saw a 20+ passing move that ended with a back-heel assist from Pedro and a run and finish from the Belgian, who was at his best.

 

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Lukaku, against his former club, failed to touch the ball in our area, failed to have a shot or create a chance for a team-mate. Costa had 6 shots, took his goal and got an assist. He also created 4 chances for his team-mates. Attempted 10 take-ons, 4 successfully – most notably against Jagielka just inside the Everton half before a strong run and pass resulted in a tap-in for Pedro.

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The international break coming at the wrong time as Chelsea continue to build momentum.

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