Chelsea maintained their five-point cushion at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory away at West Ham United. Eden Hazard's early header proved to be the difference as Jose Mourinho's team took a step closer to the title.
Here are the top five statistics from the Blues' midweek victory:
7 - Victory yesterday saw Jose Mourinho extend his record to seven wins and no defeats in eight Premier League matches as a coach against West Ham. Meanwhile, Chelsea have won 14 and lost just one of the last 18 domestic fixtures against the Hammers.
53 - Despite playing on the road, the league leaders were able to dictate proceedings, controlling a 53.1% share of possession. Nonetheless, West Ham were more successful in terms of creating chances; the Hammers managed 18 attempts at goal, five of which were on target, while the visitors recorded 12; three on target.
13 - Gary Cahill made 13 clearances in the first half versus the Hammers, he has not made more in any other Premier League match this season. He finished the match having made 22 clearances; more than any other player involved.
|Position||Team||Total Clearance||Minutes Played|
|James Collins||DF||West Ham||16||82|
|Aaron Cresswell||DF||West Ham||9||90|
12 - Eden Hazard has scored at least 12 more goals (33) than any other Chelsea player in the Premier League in the last three seasons. The Belgian's last four Premier League goals have come away from home after a run of 11 consecutive home goals.
4 - Not only did Hazard score the only goal of the evening, he also fashioned more key passes (4), completed more take ons (3), and won a match-best, three free-kicks.