After Chelsea’s triumphant victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, we are going to look at the player ratings and how well our Chelsea players did.
Made some brilliant saves and commanded the six yard box. Tried to start counter-attacks. Couldn’t do anything about Michy’s own goal. Made one mistake – fumbling Kane’s shot during the first half but recovered well.
Produced a fantastic cross early on in which Morata should’ve scored. Made some vital interceptions when Chelsea was suffering during the second half. However, it wasn’t an accomplished performance by a player who has set such high standards: struggled to cope with Spurs technical players, particularly Eriksen. Not a captain’s performance but wasn’t the worst.
Hard to believe Andreas is only 21. The performance looked like a replica to Kalas’ high-quality performance in Liverpool at the back end of the 2013-14 season. The Dane made many important tackles and clearances and looked very calm at the back, considering it was his first start in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old German was the poorest in comparison to Christensen and Azpilicueta. Rudiger was decent enough on the ball but was vulnerable due to picking up a yellow card on the centre circle, fouling Kane. He struggled to match the pace of Tottenham’s attackers so could struggle against the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in future titanic tussles. Rudiger will have to quickly adapt to the demands of the Premier League.
A good performance against Tottenham and won many 1 on 1’s versus Tottenham’s left-back Ben Davies. The Nigerian produced a great workmanlike, industrial shift and it shows how instrumental he is in our team, especially after not being available in the Burnley game last week.
Alonso had a very good game all round, scoring two goals and winning the game for us. He won many headers and defended and attacked very well, but still needs to cross the ball a lot more than he does!
A game of two halves for Tiemoue. He struggled in the first half, losing the ball many times and was slightly clumsy. In the second half, he looked a lot better and looked like the player he is. He isn’t fully fit and somehow played the full 90 mins- We can expect a lot more from Bakayoko!
David Luiz 8.5:
Considering the CDM isn’t Luiz’s preferable position, he actually produced an accomplished performance. Made some important interceptions and got the assist for Alonso’s free-kick goal after being fouled by Dele Alli. He was also wanting to always push forward in the attack, great mentality.
Kante was arguably our best player today, as he is very often and still looks like the player he was last year. Made some important tackles and was very good against enacted revenge against a Tottenham midfield which dominated him and Matic at White Hart Lane in January. The way in which he shrugged off Harry Kane was particularly impressive and played a part in Alonso’s winner.
Willian produced a frustrating performance. Although he did hit the post, he was rather underwhelming. Willian frustrated Chelsea fans – stopping counter attacks dead in their tracks. He didn’t do enough to support Morata from an attacking perspective. Expect to see Willian on the bench when Hazard and Pedro are both fully fit.
Didn’t get enough service from the midfield and Willian who was just behind him. He had two proper chances, one being an open header five minutes in. It was a poor miss and automatically led to comparisons between Morata and Diego Costa. The second chance was blocked and deflected wide after a counter attack. Made many clearances from Tottenham’s set pieces and showed tremendous work ethic but could’ve played a lot better.
I am not going to give ratings to Pedro and Batshuayi as they only played 10 minutes but I will talk about their performance.
Delightful 10 minutes from him, running around the place trying to create havoc for Spurs. Got the assist for Alonso’s second goal. Played very well considering he was low on fitness from his ankle injury.
A poor cameo appearance from Michy. He didn’t deal with Eriksen’s teasing free-kick and subsequently headed past Courtois. Luckily, Alonso got him out of jail with the winning goal.
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