The reigning European champions Chelsea kicked of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 campaign by hosting Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. It was a tight game between the clubs, with not many chances, but Chelsea were able to score a second-half goal through Romelu Lukaku’s header and win the game 1-0. It was a nice start to their title defence, as they will look to come out on top of their group.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines

* defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

Which Chelsea player attempted the most number of shots? Which Zenit player had the most xT creation?

To navigate the stats gallery simply click on the numbers to move through the pages.

At the end of the gallery, you’ll be able to download the full PDF stats report.

UCL Stats Gallery: Chelsea vs Zenit