CHELSEA 1-1 BARCELONA: STATS FROM THE GAME

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Chelsea took the lead through Willian before Lionel Messi equalized for Barcelona as the game ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Here are the stats from the match:

Barcelona enjoyed the lion share of possession at Stamford Bridge, with 73 per cent possession.

Despite Barcelona’s possession, Chelsea created more shots on goal than Barcelona. Two of Chelsea’s 11 efforts were on target while a further two, both from Willian, hit the post. Barcelona had seven attempts of which two were on target.

Willian had more attempts on goal than any other player on the pitch. He had four attempts against Barcelona.

Even though Chelsea completed just 244 passes to Barcelona’s 803, we made more key passes in the game that Barcelona. Chelsea made nine key passes in the game compared to Barcelona’s five. Willian made four key passes while Hazard made three.

No player completed more dribbles in the match than Willian. Willian completed six successful take-ons with Hazard completing four. Paulinho and Luis Suarez completed three dribbles while Lionel Messi completed just one of his attempted six dribbles.

No player lost the ball more than Barcelona’s Messi. He was dispossessed six times, twice as many times as any other player on the pitch.

Willian won two aerial duels, more than any other Chelsea player.

Chelsea had a better tackling rate than Barcelona. The Blues had a successful tackling rate of 72 per cent compared to Barcelona’s 58 per cent.

Victor Moses had a game-high 5 successful tackles followed by Andreas Christensen with 4 successful tackles.

Antonio Rudiger made four clearances in the game, a figure only bettered by Gerard Pique’s six.

Chelsea made 22 interceptions with Cesar Azpilicueta making a game-high six interceptions. N’Golo Kante was next with four interceptions and Cesc Fabregas made three.

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