Chelsea Top Appearance Makers And Milestones In 2021/22

From the official Chelsea FC website:

Our review of the key facts and figures from the 2021/22 season continues with a look at which players made the most appearances during the course of the campaign and which milestones they surpassed…

Appearances

Antonio Rudiger made more appearances for Chelsea in all competitions than any other player in 2021/22, with his 54 matches putting him one ahead of Mason Mount in second place, and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy a further four behind.

None of those 54 appearances by Rudiger in 2021/22 came from the bench, meaning the margin is wider when it comes to starts in all competitions during this season. Mendy is second, having also been named in Thomas Tuchel‘s starting line-up for all 49 of his appearances, but Mount falls back to third as 12 of his 53 games were as a substitute.

Despite celebrating his 37th birthday during the 2021/22 season, Thiago Silva played 4,284 minutes for Chelsea, 223 more than 23-year-old Mason Mount. Antonio Rudiger (5,380 minutes) was the only outfield player to spend more time on the pitch than the Brazilian this season.

Mateo Kovacic was the most substituted Chelsea player, coming off on 17 of his 33 appearances, closely followed by Callum Hudson-OdoiHakim ZiyechN’Golo Kante and Jorginho, who were all substituted 16 times.

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga spent the most time on the bench, being an unused substitute in 47 matches. Of the outfield players, Saul is the highest, having been an unused susbtitute on 32 occasions, narrowly more then Malang Sarr (31) and Ross Barkley (30).

Goals and assists

Romelu Lukaku finished the season as Chelsea’s top scorer in all competitions, with 15 goals to his name. Kai Havertz scored one less, with Mount a further one behind on 13 goals, with all three of their tallies including a single penalty each.

Four players scored further goals, but had them ruled out by VAR in 2021/22 – Marcos AlonsoRuben Loftus-CheekTimo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

Mason Mount’s 18 assists was comfortably the highest figure managed by anyone in a Chelsea shirt in 2021/22, with wing-backs Reece James (12) and Alonso (10) the next best for the club.

Milestones

Antonio Rudiger also made his 200th appearance in all competitions, two weeks later in the 3-0 Premier League win at Leeds United.

100th Chelsea appearance
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa, Premier League, 11 September 2021
Reece James – West Ham United 3-2 Chelsea, Premier League, 4 December 2021
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur, Carabao Cup, 5 January 2022
Christian Pulisic – Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (10-11 pens), Carabao Cup, 27 February 2022
Ross Barkley – Chelsea 2-1 Watford, Premier League, 22 May 2022

100th Premier League appearance
Jorginho – Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa, 11 September 2021
Mateo Kovacic – Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Chelsea, 19 December 2021
Mason Mount – Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal, 20 April 2022

Statistics

Appearances this season including subs
Rudiger 54, Mount 53, Mendy 49, Thiago Silva 48, Azpilicueta 47, Havertz 47, Jorginho 47, Alonso 46, Kovacic 44, Lukaku 44, Ziyech 44, Kante 42, Loftus-Cheek 40, James 39, Pulisic 38, Werner 37, Christensen 34, Chalobah 30, Hudson-Odoi 28, Saul 23, Sarr 21, Arrizabalaga 15, Barkley 14, Chilwell 13, Vale 5, Kenedy 3, Baker 1, Bettinelli 1, Emerson 1, Hall 1, Simons 1, Soonsup-Bell 1, Zouma 1

Appearances this season
Rudiger 54, Mendy 49, Mount 41+12, Jorginho 40+7, Thiago Silva 41+7, Azpilicueta 41+6, Alonso 39+7, Havertz 35+12, Kovacic 33+11, Kante 31+11, James 31+8, Christensen 31+3, Lukaku 29+15, Ziyech 27+17, Werner 24+13, Chalobah 24+6, Hudson-Odoi 22+6, Pulisic 21+17, Loftus-Cheek 18+22, Sarr 16+5, Arrizabalaga 13+2, Saul 12+11, Chilwell 9+4, Barkley 4+10, Vale 1+4, Kenedy 2+1, Bettinelli 1, Hall 1, Simons 1, Soonsup-Bell 1, Zouma 1, Baker 0+1, Emerson 0+1

Goals
Lukaku 15 (1 pen), Havertz 14 (1 pen), Mount 13 (1 pen), Werner 11, Jorginho 9 (9 pens), Pulisic 8, Ziyech 8 (1 pen), James 6, Alonso 5, Rudiger 5, Chalobah 4, Azpilicueta 3, Chilwell 3, Hudson-Odoi 3, Thiago Silva 3, Christensen 2, Kante 2, Kovacic 2, Barkley 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Saul 1, own goals 3

Minutes on pitch
Rudiger 5,380, Mendy 4,893, Thiago Silva 4,284, Mount 4,061, Alonso 3,854, Azpilicueta 3,820, Jorginho 3,769, Havertz 3,489, Kovacic 3,093, James 3,075, Lukaku 2,977, Kante 2,902, Christensen 2,754, Ziyech 2,667, Chalobah 2,416, Pulisic 2,396, Loftus-Cheek 2,384, Werner 2,317, Hudson-Odoi 1,974, Sarr 1,712, Arrizabalaga 1,333, Saul 1,315, Chilwell 912, Barkley 496, Vale 146, Kenedy 136, Bettinelli 94, Hall 94, Zouma 68, Simons 65, Soonsup-Bell 45, Baker 35, Emerson 6

Players substituted
Kovacic 17/33, Hudson-Odoi 16/22, Ziyech 16/27, Kante 16/31, Jorginho 16/40, Havertz 14/35, Azpilicueta 14/41, Alonso 13/39, Mount 13/41, Pulisic 12/21, Werner 12/24, Lukaku 11/29, Christensen 10/31, Saul 5/12, Loftus-Cheek 5/18, Chalobah 5/24, Barkley 4/4, James 4/31, Chilwell 2/9, Sarr 2/16, Thiago Silva 2/41, Mendy 2/49, Kenedy 2/2, Simons 1/1, Soonsup-Bell 1/1, Vale 1/1, Zouma 1/1, Rudiger 1/54, Bettinelli 0/1, Hall 0/1, Arrizabalaga 0/13

Unused substitutes
Arrizabalaga 47, Saul 32, Sarr 31, Barkley 30, Bettinelli 25, Chalobah 22, Ziyech 14, Kenedy 13, Werner 13, Christensen 11, Hudson-Odoi 11, Jorginho 11, Alonso 10, Loftus-Cheek 10, Havertz 9, Azpilicueta 8, Chilwell 8, Pulisic 8, Thiago Silva 8, Vale 8, Hall 5, Lukaku 5, Mount 4, Rudiger 4, James 3, Mendy 3, Abraham 2, Kante 2, Kovacic 2, Sharman-Lowe 2, Webster 2, Zouma 2, Bergstrom 1, Emerson 1, Mbuyamba 1, Simons 1, Williams 1


 

 

 

 


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