93 touches went to Axel Disasi in Chelsea’s defeat.
Axel Disasi, of all persons, had the most touches during Chelsea’s Wednesday night matchup against Manchester United, according to a review of the event.
According to WhoScored, he touched the ball 93 times during the game, while Moises Caicedo, the closest player on his team, only managed 93.
Due in large part to the game condition, Bruno Fernandes had the most touches for Manchester United with just 74, demonstrating how much faster United was able to move the ball up the pitch to their attacking players.
Playing as the centre defender gave the opposition more possession of the ball, therefore it was up to Disasi to make crucial attacking plays. Disasi made use of the space available to him to attempt six long balls during the game, finishing four of them, and one through ball that he attempted.
Comparing Benoit Badiashile’s and Disasi’s ball-handling efforts would have been intriguing to observe if the Frenchman could have performed any better had he been selected. It will be interesting to watch if Badiashile is selected the next evening.