Eden Hazard reaches hugely impressive landmark; out-does last season's division best

Hazard Dribble - Chelsea v Maribor

We bring you the best Opta stats from Chelsea's nervous 3-2 victory over Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Chelsea restored their six-point advantage over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday with a narrow 3-2 win away to Hull City.

Here are the top statistics from the Blues' weekend encounter:

134 - Eden Hazard has now completed more take-ons in the Premier League this season (134) than any player managed throughout the entire 2013/14 campaign. The Belgian international completed three dribbles at the KC Stadium - two more than any of his teammates. 

 2014/15 Top Three Dribblers PositionTeamAppearancesDribbles Completed
Eden Hazard MF Chelsea 29 135
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 27 94
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain MF Arsenal 22 83
 2013/14 Top Three Dribblers PositionTeamAppearancesDribbles Completed
Eden Hazard FW Chelsea 35 132
Luis Suarez FW Liverpool 33 93
Raheem Sterling FW Liverpool 33 92

4 - Chelsea striker Loic Remy has now scored four goals in four top flight appearances against Hull. He scored within two minutes of coming on as a substitute. The Frenchman has now converted an impressive 33.3% of his chances in the league this season for the Blues, having scored on four occasions in 15 appearances. 

16 - Having assisted Diego Costa for Chelsea's second at the  KC Stadium, Cesc Fabregas is now not only the Premier League's leading playmaker, but also the joint-highest in Europe. The Spaniard has now set-up 16 goals this term, level with Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne. 

  PositionTeamAppearancesChances CreatedGoal Assisted
Cesc Fàbregas MF Chelsea 26 78 16
Ángel Di María MF Man Utd 21 46 9
Leighton Baines DF Everton 25 54 8
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 29 63 8
Stewart Downing MF West Ham 29 73 8

14 - Steve Bruce's side had 14 shots in the first half versus Chelsea. They've only mustered more than that in 90 minutes three times this season. By full-time the hosts had mustered 19 attempts at goal, compared to the visitors' eight. 

1 - Thibaut Courtois has now made his first defensive error to lead directly to a goal this season in the Premier League. This mistake means the Belgian has now kept just one clean sheet in his last eight Premier League appearances. Petr Cech, meanwhile, is yet to concede a top flight goal this season. 

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