Chelsea players’ national team performances by the numbers

Mateo Kovacic of Croatia and Chelsea (Photo by Slavko Midzor/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)
Mateo Kovacic of Croatia and Chelsea (Photo by Slavko Midzor/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images) /
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Some Chelsea players have been called up and have played some games for their country, many of them were dazzling, the others not so much. Some players played in friendlies and others played in competitive games. This piece discusses the players’ performances by the numbers. This would only include players who have played up to 30 minutes during this break.

Kai Havertz, Germany

The CFC No. 29 was good for Germany. His shooting was off, but his passing was great. He completed 30/35 passes he attempted and 3/3 long balls. He completed the only cross he attempted and created three chances, including a big chance. He set up the goal for Niclas Fulkrug. His work rate was very good, contesting 11 duels, but just winning three of them. He also made three passes into the final third. He took three shots but got none of them on target, missing a penalty. He got dispossessed five times and completed 1/2 dribbles.

Kalidou Koulibaly, Senegal

Koulibaly represented his country in the 2023 AFCON Qualifiers against Mozambique, and he wasn’t great. He completed 57/65 passes but just 1/6 long balls. He made two fouls, and won just 1/5 ground duels he contested, winning 3/8 total duels. He made two clearances and won just 1/3 tackles he attempted. He made an impressive eight passes in the final third, and four recoveries. Against Mozambique in the second leg, he completed 36/47 passes and 7/16 long balls. He won 2/4 duels and made five defensive actions, including 2/2 tackles. The Blues’ defender also made six passes into the final third.