Chelsea’s shocking passing stats show lack of smart decisions and a proper number 10 » Chelsea News

Chelsea drew 2-2 with Leicester at the King Power yesterday, a fair result from a game that saw both sides dominate different periods.

Frank Lampard’s team created two or three great chances in the first half, all coming from superb Reece James crosses whipped in from the right. But after that, there was a startling lack of creativity in the team.


One only has to look at the match stats on WhoScored to see the lack of incisive passing. In the whole game, Chelsea manager just 5 key passes. Mason Mount had two, and three other players just one.

The through ball stats are even more dire – two attempted, one successful in the whole game. For a team with the chance to play on the counter against an aggressive Leicester, that’s really poor.

Of course there’s more to the game than these raw numbers, but they explain what we all saw yesterday – a team sorely lacking the right decision making and a touch of technical magic in the final third.