Chelsea's Nemanja Matic sets Champions League evening-best in vital defensive statistic

Nemanja Matic

Chelsea qualified for the Champions League knockout phase with a group match to spare as they thrashed Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke 5-0.

Chelsea secured qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League with an emphatic 5-0 win away at Schalke. 

John Terry, Willian and a Jan Kirchhoff own goal put the Blues' 3-0 ahead at half-time before second-half substitutes Didier Drogba and Ramires completed the scoreline. 

Here are the top five statistics from Tuesday evening's encounter: 

1) Chelsea captain John Terry is only the fourth defender to score 10+ goals in the Champions League. He opened the scoring against the German outfit to joins Roberto Carlos, Roar Strand and Christian Panucci in this elite club. 

  TeamGoalsShot Accuracy (%)
John Terry Chelsea 1 100%

2) No player won more tackles in the Champions League yesterday evening than Chelsea's midfield enforcer, Nemanja Matic. The Serbian found success in five challenges against Schalke. 

  TeamTotal TackleWon Tackle
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 6 5

3) Chelsea scored five (or more) goals in a Champions League away game for the first time since 1999 when they put five past Galatasaray. This is only the second time the London outfit have managed this feat. 

4) Didier Drogba has now scored or assisted 3 goals in his last 172 mins of Champions League action. The lethal Ivorian converted his only attempt of the match having arrived as a second half substitute, thus recording a 100% shot accuracy rate. 

  TeamGoalsShot Accuracy (%)
Didier Drogba Chelsea 1 100%

5) Cesc Fabregas recorded more touches of the ball (109) than any other player in this match, while he also played the most passes (100), completing 90% of his attempts to find a team-mate.

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