Stoke City had a bad evening as they suffered a massive 4-0 lose to Chelsea. Here at The 4th Official, we rate the Stoke City players on the night as they succumbed to this huge loss to Chelsea.
Jack Butland 6/10: Couldn’t have done much for the goals. Apart from that didn’t have much to do.
Mame Biram Diouf 6/10: Did the best job he could at wing back. He had an overhead kick in the second half that went wide.
Eric Pieters 6/10: Really struggled playing out of position in centre-half instead of a more natural left back role. He struggled to deal with Alvaro Morata’s runs behind the defence.
Bruno Martins Indi 6/10: Did well by getting involved and make some good tackles. But like Pieters, he struggled to deal with Morata’s pace.
Glenn Johnson 5/10: Really struggled to play in a centre-half role rather than his natural right-back role. He made a loose pass which ended up with Morata scoring. For the first goal, he struggled to pick up the run of Morata.
Darren Fletcher 5/10: Not the greatest of afternoons for the Scottish midfielder. He made a poor mistake for the second goal when he chested down the ball into the path of Pedro and he finished to double Chelsea’s lead.
Joe Allen 7/10: Did very well in the centre of the park, he got involved in the midfield battle against N’Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko. He blazed the ball over both in the first and second half from just outside the box.
Ramadan Sobhi Ahmed 5/10: The winger had a very tough afternoon as he really struggled to get any joy down the left wing against Victor Moses.
Xherdan Shaqiri 7/10: The winger had a mixed afternoon but he put in one good delivery into the box. He had one big chance in the first half when he was standing over a free kick just outside the box but he hit the wall.
Maxim Chupo-Moting 7/10: The winger had some very nice touches but had a very quiet afternoon on the right wing as he failed to get any joy against Marcus Alonso.
Jese Rodriguez 5/10: Not a great afternoon for the Spanish forward. He really struggled to get any luck against three six foot plus centre-back and when Stoke were constantly putting aerial balls into the box they weren’t playing to his strengths.
Peter Crouch 5/10: The target man was brought on to try and win aerial balls into the box. He managed to get to a couple of them and tried to create chances. Crouch was very lucky to stay on the pitch as with about five minutes left he made a terrible two-footed challenge on Kante and only got a booking when the replay showed it more of a red card challenge.
Ibrahim Afellay N/A: Hard to rate because he only had five minutes on the pitch.
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