Chelsea 3-1 Manchester United: Five interesting stats and tables

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Chelsea cruised past a woeful Manchester United thanks to a Samuel Eto'o hat-trick.

Here are five key stats to digest...

1) Samuel Eto'o has had more than four attempts on goal in five games this season, and not scored once in those matches... until yesterday.

PlayerMatchMatchdayGoalsTotal Scoring AttMins
Samuel Eto'o Everton vs Chelsea 04 0 6 90
Samuel Eto'o Newcastle vs Chelsea 10 0 4 28
Samuel Eto'o West Ham vs Chelsea 12 0 4 79
Samuel Eto'o Chelsea vs Swansea 18 0 4 90
Samuel Eto'o Chelsea vs Man Utd 22 3 4 79

2) Manchester United's wingers were successful in just two of the 16 attempted crosses they made.

PlayerTeamTotal CrossAccurate Cross
Adnan Januzaj Man Utd 8 1
Luis Antonio Valencia Man Utd 4 0
Ashley Young Man Utd 4 1

3) Michael Carrick played 14 long balls, more than he has in any other game this season. In the six games in which Carrick has made the most - United have lost four of them, against Chelsea, West Brom, Liverpool and Tottenham.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTeamAccurate Long Balls
Michael Carrick Chelsea vs Man Utd 22 Man Utd 14
Michael Carrick Man Utd vs West Brom 06 Man Utd 12
Michael Carrick Sunderland vs Man Utd 07 Man Utd 12
Michael Carrick Man Utd vs Crystal Palace 04 Man Utd 11
Michael Carrick Liverpool vs Man Utd 03 Man Utd 8
Michael Carrick Man Utd vs Spurs 20 Man Utd 7

4) Michael Carrick made a game-high eight interceptions, Chelsea made 11 as a team in total. Carrick has only bettered this in one game this season.

PlayerMatchMatchdayInterception
Michael Carrick Man Utd vs Crystal Palace 04 11
Michael Carrick Chelsea vs Man Utd 22 8
Michael Carrick Swansea vs Man Utd 01 6
Michael Carrick Man Utd vs West Brom 06 5

5) Oscar made just 16 passes, the second fewest in a game in which he has started for Chelsea all season. Below is a table displaying his five least pass happy games this season.

NameMatchMatchdayTeamAccurate PassMins
Oscar Spurs vs Chelsea 06 Chelsea 15 83
Oscar Chelsea vs Man Utd 22 Chelsea 16 68
Oscar Chelsea vs Man City 09 Chelsea 29 90
Oscar Chelsea vs Liverpool 19 Chelsea 30 90
Oscar Chelsea vs Swansea 18 Chelsea 31 67

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