As I sit here writing this article Antonio Conte is ordering a plane ticket back to Italy and Woy Hodgson’s men got the better of the Blues today. Can I just copy and paste the ratings from the City game?
GK: Courtois – 3
It’s not entirely his fault but he could have done better positioning wise on the Zaha goal. A rating of 3 nonetheless.
CB: Cahill – 1
Conceded 2 to a team who didn’t score yet.
CB: Luiz – 1
Exactly the same as the previous rating. Nothing else to add.
CB: Azpi – 1
Conceded 2 to a team who didn’t score yet. And an own goal.
LWB: Alonso – 2
Conceded 2 to a team who didn’t score yet. Offensively got in good positions but no attacking end-product.
CM: Bakayoko -4
Baka got Chelsea’s only goal, but was poor in possession and in the tackle. Bakayoko showed that he isn’t ready to be Chelsea’s main defensive midfielder without the security blanket of Kanté and was not good enough today.
CM: Fabregas -5
Cesc smashed the bar and played a good ball into Musonda, who fluffed his lines. He also got the assist off the corner and improved defensively today. The only positive today was Cesc returning to a bit of form.
RWB: Zappacosta – 3
At fault for the Zaha goal just letting him dribble past, defensively poor after coming on for the injured Moses. Put in a few good balls, specifically to Hazard who lost a leg today, but it wasn’t enough today.
LW: Hazard – 2
Last week my cousin lost his dog when he wondered off in San Jose, California. He put up posters and with a picture of the dog and asked the public to call a number if they found the dog. The dog was found and returned to the owner after someone saw the poster. I am now printing out 100 copies of an Eden Hazard missing poster in an attempt to find him before the Roma game on Wednesday. I certainly didn’t see him today.
ST: Batshuayi -1
Seems to be just a social media personality more than an adequate deputy for Morata. His latest antic featured a cryptic attention-seeking caption on a blacked out image. Michy played horrible and does not share the same qualities that Morata has. Michy got given his chance and did not prove his worth since he cannot produce an all-round strikers’ performance.
RW: Willian – -3
I know what you’re thinking, Avi you’ve put two dashes to introduce the number instead of one. No, no that’s a negative sign, Willian was that bad. Gave the ball away for the 2nd goal and was absolutely atrocious. How this man is still starting is beyond me while Pedro and Musonda are on the bench, and I’d rather have Billy Gilmour or some other academy player instead of Willian.
Musonda – 3
Musonda showed flashes of what he could be with a few good dribbles and a good bring down off a Fabregas ball, but the finish wasn’t good enough and he has to work harder.
Pedro – 2
Wheeled away but shot it right at Speroni in the game today. Apart from that largely anonymous and after seeing the highlights on TV, I have nothing else to say.
All in all: a terrible performance, nothing else to say. Good riddance.