Top five stats from Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Brom, feat. Fabregas & Diego Costa

Chelsea opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League as goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over West Brom.

Two goals in the first half from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard sealed a routine 2-0 victory for league leaders Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. 

The away side found themselves fighting a losing battle when in the 29th minute when their Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob received a red following a two-footed lunge on Costa.

Here are the top five statistics from the weekend encounter:

1) Cesc Fabregas attempted 153 passes against West Brom, more than any other player in a single Premier League game this season. Meanwhile, the Spaniard completed 50 passes more than any player in action on Saturday (Nemanja Matic, 90).

  TeamTotal PassesAccurate PassesPass Accuracy (%)
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 153 144 94

2) Fabregas has reached 10 assists in just 12 English top flight games this season, faster than any other player in a single Premier League campaign. He played an impressive six key passes in this tie; a match-best. 

  TeamAssistsKey PassesMins Played
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 10 38 1,071
Gylfi Sigurdsson Swansea 7 26 1,006
Leighton Baines Everton 6 28 990

3) Diego Costa has scored 11 goals in 10 league games this season. He managed four shots at goal, hitting the target from 75% of these strikes. The former Atletico forward has now converted an outstanding 42.3% of his league attempts since his arrival in London. 

  TeamGoalsTotal ShotsShot Conversion (%)
Diego Costa Chelsea 1 4 25

4) Fabregas made more passes in the final third (64) versus West Brom than any other player has in a match in Europe's top 5 leagues this season. The former Barcelona man has been exceptional since returning to the Premier League.

  TeamTotal Final Third PassesSuccessful Final Third Passes
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 72 64

5) Chelsea earned their 4th clean sheet of the season against the Baggies. Only Southampton (7), Swansea (5) and Newcastle (5) have kept more. The Blues have conceded eleven goals this term; a statistic only bettered by Southampton. 


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