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Kante And Mount Get 7/10 | Chelsea Players Rated In Scoreless Draw Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Chelsea played hosts to Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge earlier this evening looking to earn all three points at home. The Blues struggled to make the breakthrough in the first half and were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time interval.

Frank Lampard’s men enjoyed more of the ball in the second half but couldn’t manage to create too many opportunities to score. The match ended with both London teams playing out a 0-0 draw and sharing the points in the process.

Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player performed during the contest against Spurs.

GK: Edouard Mendy – 6/10

Mendy made a good save to deny Serge Aurier in the first half but was mostly untroubled in the second 45 minutes. He ended up keeping a comfortable clean sheet at the back.

RB: Reece James – 6/10

He had a few bright sparks in what was otherwise a lacklustre display from him in the Tottenham half. However, he performed his defensive duties well to help his team secure a point.

CB: Kurt Zouma – 6/10

Zouma did his job well in defence when called into action but gave away the ball in the dying embers of the contest which went unpunished by Giovani Lo Celso.

CB: Thiago Silva – 6.5/10

The Brazilian centre-back did enough to neutralise the threat of Harry Kane in what was overall an encouraging display from him today.

Chelsea player ratings vs Tottenham Hotspur (Chelsea's Kante is seen in the photo)
Chelsea’s French midfielder N’Golo Kante (C) runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Ben Chilwell – 6/10

The English full-back worked hard without creating any meaningful chances in the final third. However, he tracked back in defence when needed.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6.5/10

Kovacic was full of energy in midfield and retained possession well for his side without engineering any chances in the final third.

CM: NGolo Kante – 7/10

The French international was a class act in midfield and made some decent chances for his teammates going forward. He didn’t have to work too hard defensively due to Tottenham’s lack of ambition to get forward.

CM: Mason Mount – 7/10

Mount went closest to scoring the winning goal in the second half but was denied by a world-class save by Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris. He ate up a lot of ground with his running at the centre of the park.

RW: Hakim Ziyech – 6/10

The ex-Ajax attacker struggled to give a good account of himself in the attacking third. He was mostly a frustrated figure down the right flank.

ST: Tammy Abraham – 5.5/10

Abraham tried too hard but often came up short when going up against the Tottenham centre-backs. He was toothless in front of the opposition goal.

LW: Timo Werner – 6/10

The German speedster had a goal disallowed in the first half as he was caught off-side. He kept pushing but didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.


LW: Christian Pulisic – 6/10

He was willing to run with the ball but failed to cut open the Tottenham defence.

ST: Olivier Giroud – 5/10

The French marksman missed a glorious chance to net a late winner for Chelsea.

RW: Kai Havertz – N/A

Havertz didn’t have enough time to influence the game.

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