Article published on 2016-11-10 by ChelseaStats in The Statszone.
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.
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.
Chelsea players were able to beat their direct opponent 17 times from 29 attempted take-ons.
The blues created 18 chances with half coming inside the Everton box.
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.
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.
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.
The international break coming at the wrong time as Chelsea continue to build momentum.