Which 3 Attacking Players Should Jose Mourinho Selcect at Chelsea? The Statistics

Jose Mourinho has inherited one of the most dangerous attacking midfield units in European football at Chelsea. But with a managerial headache that every other gaffer in the country dreams of, especially David Moyes at Manchester United at the moment, who should the Special One be selecting for the three slots behind the centre-forward? We take a look at the stats from last season.

Victor Moses

Games Played: 23

Goals Scored: 1

Chances Created: 22

Duel Success: 50%

Pass Succession: 82%



Games Played: 34

Goals Scored: 4

Chances Created: 47

Duel Success: 53%

Pass Succession: 83%


Juan Mata

Games Played: 35

Goals Scored: 12

Chances Created: 95

Duel Success: 55%

Pass Succession: 85%


Kevin de Bruyne

Games Played: 33

Goals Scored: 10

Chances Created: 85

Duel Success: 54%

Pass Succession: 77%


Eden Hazard

Games Played: 34

Goals Scored: 9

Chances Created: 65

Duel Success: 58%

Pass Succession: 85%


Frank Lampard 

Games Played: 29

Goals Scored: 15

Chances Created: 31

Duel Success: 62%

Pass Succession: 82%    


Andre Schurrle

Games Played: 34

Goals Scored: 11

Chances Created: 40

Duel Success: 57%

Pass Succession: 79%


Conclusion: On the stats, the three should be the trio who guided the Blues to a third place finish last season – Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard, although due to his age the England international often took a slightly deeper role last term. Oscar proved to be a shrewd signing and will no doubt have a monumental influence this time round, by the two coming into the side – Andre Schurrle and the returning Kevin de Bruyne – will find it hard to command a spot in the starting 11.

As for Victor Moses… Well, it’s best we forget about him as a Chelsea player.

– All stats via Squawka