Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal – What the stats said….

CHELSEA 3-1 ARSENAL: DETAILED STATISTICS AS REGARDS TO THE BLUES 3-1 WIN OVER ARSENAL

The Blues were 3-1 winners over the visiting Arsenal side as goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas were all Chelsea needed to take all the three maximum points before Olivier Giroud pulled a goal back for the Gunners (consolation one for that matter) as he was set up by the impressive delivery of Nacho Monreal on the left side of attack.

The Blues thus opened up a huge gap of 12 points over Arsenal who will chase Chelsea for a long time as they can as Chelsea seems to be closing in on the this season’s league title at the moment. With Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Arsenal we take a little bit of some statistics into consideration.

Here are the detailed statistics from Chelsea 3-1 win over the visiting Arsenal side in the Premier League Week 24 matches.

FULL STATISTICS (DETAILED)

SHOTS ON TARGET

6(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 5
Chelsea had 6 shots on target, one (1) more than visiting Arsenal side who had 5 shots on target in the game.
The Gunners were a victim of Chelsea’s attempts on goal as Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas (on his entrance) made the most of their shots to kill off the game against Arsenal with a second (2-0) and the third goal (3-0) respectively in the game.

SHOTS OFF TARGET
5(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 3
The Blues dominated here as a result of their increased pressure and purposeful play in Arsenal’s vital area. Players like Pedro Rodriguez and Victor Moses shot wide as they looked dangerous in transition.
Arsenal also had their chances as Mustafi headed wide away from goal even on a free header in the game.
Diego Costa now missed after trying to squeeze his shots from a tight angle in the second half of the game.

POSSESSION (%)
42(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 58
Here it was no surprise as Chelsea had less possession% of the ball in the game and still won the game 3-1 over Arsenal.
The Gunners had 58% possession (ball) as to Chelsea’s(42%) which indicated how purposeful and smart the Blues were in transition following some good counter attacking displays down the Arsenal channel which ensured the win for the host.

CORNERS
10(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 13
It was no fluke as the Gunners had more corner-kick in the game. Players like Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil tested Chelsea’s goal in the game just like Danny Welbeck did with a header on his entrance onto the game.
Mesut Ozil threatened the Chelsea goal with some decent deliveries in the box that Chelsea managed to deal with under pressure in the entire 90 minutes of the game.

OFFSIDE
4(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 3
The Blues with less share of the ball possession attempt to rely on their counter attacking move/quick transition play as they were caught offside at some points in the game. Players like Diego Costa were caught offside along with Pedro in the opposition half while Willian fell prey to this on one occasion as Arsenal endured 3 offside calls on their own in the entirety of the game.

FOULS

14(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 8
It was no surprise as Chelsea had a higher share of the fouls committed in the entire game.
A total of 22 fouls were committed in the 90minutes affair and Chelsea had 14 in the game as Diego Costa was caught on so many fouls in the game. The Chelsea forward was lucky not to get in on the referees book as well. Matic was booked after a foul on impressive Welbeck on the right far side as Arsenal tried to smuggle in a goal of their own in the game.

YELLOW CARDS
1(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 1

The game produced a total of two yellow cards for the entire match as referee Martin Atkinson was lenient enough to calm down the match proceedings particularly in Costa’s case (challenges). Players like Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) and Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) were booked in the 70th and 23rd minute of the game respectively as Chelsea won 3-1.

GOAL-KICKS
3(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 6
The Blues had 3 goal-kick behind the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Arsenal 6 goal-kick behind their veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech as a result of Chelsea’s more resolute and defensive organization which was well up to the Arsenal Challenge in the game.

TREATMENTS
4(CHELSEA) (ARSENAL) 2
In the Chelsea/Arsenal game there were a total of 6 treatments in the match as Chelsea had 4 treatments to Arsenal’s total of 2 in the game as the Gunners continues to deal with injuries in the current campaign.

Obiweluozo Martins

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