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£7m Tottenham star Nacer Chadli's 'worst contribution' makes his performance even more incredible

Nacer Chadli was productive against Chelsea in Tottenham Hotspur's 5-3 win despite a lack of passes in the final third.

Tottenham's stunning 5-3 win over Chelsea was remarkable for a number of reasons.

Belgian winger Nacer Chadli's performance was just one of them. The £7 million signing scored once and provided an assist, to continue his superb 2014/15 season so far.

This contribution was even more remarkable considering he only made eight final third passes during the entire game.

  MatchSuccessful Final Third PassesMins PlayedGoalsAssists
Nacer Chadli Tottenham vs Newcastle 21 90 0 0
Nacer Chadli Tottenham vs Burnley 20 90 0 1
Nacer Chadli Tottenham vs Liverpool 15 90 0 0
Nacer Chadli Man City vs Tottenham 13 90 0 0
Nacer Chadli Aston Villa vs Tottenham 11 90 1 0
Nacer Chadli Tottenham vs Southampton 11 90 0 1
Nacer Chadli Tottenham vs Stoke 9 90 1 0
Nacer Chadli Tottenham vs Chelsea 8 90 1 1

Of all of the matches Chadli has played 90 minutes in the Premier League for Spurs this season, the 5-3 win was his worst in this key area, making only eight.

Yet what makes this so remarkable, is it is the only game he has scored and provided an assist in which he has played the full 90.

It perhaps speaks volumes for Tottenham's healthy lead, but while Chelsea held 54 per cent of possession, Spurs saw plenty of the ball.

Chadli's clinical use of his time in the final third was key in sealing the victory, and fans won't mind seeing more of this ruthlessness.

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