6 duels won, 5 ball recoveries: Collins shines despite West Ham defeat

West Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal

The Hammers were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Monday evening.

West Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal with team matesWest Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates

West Ham United defender James Collins was in fine form on Monday evening despite his side’s defeat to Chelsea.

The Hammers travelled to Stamford Bridge to take on Antonio Conte’s side in their first game of the new Premier League season.

West Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goalWest Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal

It did not prove to be a happy evening for them though as a late strike from Diego Costa, who was lucky to still be on the pitch following a foul on goalkeeper Adrian, secured all three points for the hosts.

However, while the rest of his team struggled, Collins posted a number of impressive stats in the game.

  MatchPassing AccuracyWon TackleInterception WonBall RecoveryDuel WonAerial WonEffective ClearanceTouchesMins Played
James Collins Chelsea vs West Ham 76% 3 4 5 6 3 6 50 90

He managed 50 touches in total, with all of those proving to be successful ones.

Defensively he was a rock, winning three tackles and four interceptions, the latter of which was the most managed by any player in the game.

Chelsea's Diego Costa in action with West Ham United's James CollinsChelsea's Diego Costa in action with West Ham United's James Collins

He also won six duels and three aerial duels, as well as posting six effective clearances and five ball recoveries.

His passing was also solid in his passing as he posted an overall pass success of 76% in an impressive display that was deserving of more.

West Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goalWest Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal

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