Chelsea 3-1 Southampton: Five interesting stats

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Chelsea narrowed the gap on Arsenal to four points at the top of the Premier League by beating Southampton.

Here are five stats which stood out...

1) Chelsea dominated the game in the air, winning 70 per cent of the aerial contests.

2) Juan Mata created more goalscoring chances (5) than the entire Southampton team (3).

3) Ramires won 10 tackles, more than Southampton pair Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlein combined (7).

4) Dejan Lovren's 8 interceptions was more than the entire Chelsea team put together managed (6).

5) Fernando Torres was dispossessed six times, more than any other player on the pitch.

image: © Ben Sutherland

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