(Image): Dominant Chelsea third best Premier League team for territory

The CIES football observatory always use their data to interesting ends, and they’ve chosen this international break to drop a truly fascinating piece of analysis on territorial play in Europe’s top leagues.

They’ve compared the passes a team makes in the final third compared with those they concede in their own final third, to create a list of dominant teams across the continent.

Among Premier League teams, Chelsea are third, behind just Man City and Liverpool, showing the impressive progress we’ve made this year.

You can see the top of the English teams here: