In the late kick-off from the midweek Premier League action, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side missed out on a glorious opportunity to make it two wins against Arsenal within the space of a month after a gutting 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. The Blues opened the scoring through a Jorginho penalty after David Luiz brought Tammy Abraham down in the box. The Gunners came back on two occasions on the night, and the Blues were extremely toothless in front of goal as they failed to finish off a plethora of highly presentable chances.
Here are the Chelsea players rated in their draw Vs Arsenal.
Kepa Arizzabalaga – 5.5
The Spaniard hasn’t looked convincing in between the sticks for Chelsea in recent weeks, and he put up a questionable display again tonight. Should’ve done a better job for both Arsenal goals.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7.5
The Spanish veteran put in an insane amount of work down the right flank tonight and wasn’t troubled by Bukayo Saka’s pace. Scored what he thought was the winner, but it wasn’t to be.
Antonio Rudiger – 7.5
The German put up a completely solid display at the back as he didn’t allow the Gunners any space in the box. Defended well from set-pieces and stepped up and moved the ball forward too.
Andreas Christensen – 8
The Danish centre-half was a strong presence for the Blues and did well to keep the ball moving as well. Apart from the two goals, didn’t allow the Gunners a single shot at Kepa.
Emerson Palmieri – 6
The Italian international’s deliveries into the box have an obvious lack of quality, and the need for a new left-back is quite high at Stamford Bridge. Didn’t do much to feed Lampard any confidence.
N’Golo Kante – 4.5
The Frenchman made a couple of decent tracking runs but had a very shabby game overall. Made a couple of untimely fouls and slipped at a vital moment to give Martinelli a free run at goal.
Mateo Kovacic – 6
The Croatian didn’t have his usual impact in the middle of the park but played some neat passes out to the Chelsea attackers. Was subbed off in the second half as Lampard looked for a winner.
Jorginho – 6.5
The Italian regista didn’t show nearly enough drive and attacking determination as required, and played too many sideways passes. Stepped up well to slot home the first-half penalty.
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 7.5
The youngster gave Martinelli and Saka a wide variety of problems down the right flank and even delivered some deadly balls into space. Could’ve done with some better decision making though.
Tammy Abraham – 7
The Englishman just couldn’t apply the finishing touch despite having multiple presentable chances to find the net. Was hobbling around at the end and was beaten by Bellerin for the goal.
Willian – 6
The Brazilian seems to have run out of ideas over recent weeks and needed to offer more intensity after the Gunners went down to ten men. Substituted in the second half to accommodate Batshuayi.
Ross Barkley – 6
Played a couple of neat passes out in the middle of the park and composed the team in possession as well. Could’ve passed to Abraham instead of going for glory late on.
Mason Mount – 5
For not the first time now, the young Chelsea academy product has struggled to impact the tie off the bench and was wasteful with his crosses from wide as well.
Michy Batshuayi – 5
Had an unbelievable chance to find a third Chelsea goal at the end but shanked his attempt horribly wide.
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