Ilkay Gundogan

Amazing for Ilkay Gundogan: Man City break records vs Chelsea

Man City 1 – Chelsea 0

Bernardo Silva was the hero for Man City against Chelsea on Sunday.

In a rather disappointing Super Sunday clash, Pep Guardiola’s men had the slight edge of Chelsea at the Etihad.

Many pundits were quick to slam Chelsea for their performance.

The Blues were hugely negative in Manchester, playing with a striker as they seemed all-too happy to park the bus.

Once Man City found the opener at the start of the second half, Chelsea failed to spring into life.

Ilkay Gundogan & Man City break records

EA Sports have now released some interesting data after Man City beat Chelsea.

As a team, the Sky Blues attempted and completed the most passes in a single Premier League game since this data became available in 2003-04, managing 902 successful passes from 975 attempted passes.

As shown below, Manchester City now hold four of the top five successful passes records for a single Premier League game, with three of the records set since Pep Guardiola arrived.

Premier League passing stats

One City player that stood out amongst their world-class squad against Chelsea: Ilkay Gündogan.

The German international attempted and completed the most passes and touches in a single game since this data became available in 2003-04.

As you can see from the below tables, the dominance of City’s performance was clear with Gündogan beating the previous successful passes record held by teammate Yaya Touré (157 successful passes) by 10.

Gündogan registered a 96% passing accuracy after successfully completing 167 of his 174 passes in the game.

Premier League player passing stats

His influence on the game is also demonstrated by the fact that he also broke the record for the number of touches in a single Premier League game (181), overtaking the record previously set by Santi Cazorla in 2015 (178).

Premier League touch stats

Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League.

Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League

Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League

Also see: FA compares Pep Guardiola to an ISIS supporter, Star of David to a swastika.

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