PWM: Possessions won in midfield.
The old saying that soccer matches are won in the midfield third of the pitch appears to ring true in this match.
Manchester City dominated the midfield, winning back possession on more than double the occasions of Chelsea.
They did so 29 times (nearly once every three minutes). Chelsea were only able to muster 12 ball recoveries in the middle of the pitch, helping explain why they only put two shots on target.
Silva was the game's most prolific midfield ball winner, recovering possession six times for City, the most of any player in the match.
Francisco Javier García Fernández and Rodwell were next closest, winning the ball back in the middle third of the field 4 times each.