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Chelsea beat West Ham 2-1 at the London Stadium to maintain our 10-point gap ahead of Tottenham.

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were the scorers on the night, and there were so many interesting stats from the game.

Hazard praised our defenders performance against Andy Carroll for a reason. Chelsea defenders dealt expertly with Andy Carroll’s aerial threat and he won only seven of the 16 duels he competed in the air. Gary Cahill won five of the seven aerial contests he went up for, and David Luiz all four of his. Overall we won 16 of the 30 aerial duels contested.

Our back three made 21 successful clearances between them, 16 of them with their head.

Despite West Ham’s 52% possession, Chelsea completed 13 more passes in the attacking third of the pitch, and twice as many (15) in the opposition penalty area.

Cesc Fabregas our top passer (66) followed by Cesar Azpilicueta (56). The Spanish duo linked up for the most frequent pass combination too.

N’Golo Kante was hailed for his performance against the Hammers, and it was well deserved as he won four tackles and made eight ball recoveries.

There was also an interesting stat to mark Eden Hazard’s goal against West Ham. From the moment Kante won the ball to start the move for our first goal, the ball moved 75 yards in eight seconds, resulting in Hazard’s calm finish.

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