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Gilmour With 7.5, Rudiger And Anjorin Get 7 | Chelsea Players Rated In Draw Vs Krasnodar

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Premier League giants Chelsea ended their Champions League group stage campaign with a rather drab 1-1 draw against Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge. A first-half penalty by Jorginho was the only Chelsea goal that the 2000 fans in the stadium got to enjoy, as Tammy Abraham missed out on a flurry of chances in the final third. This fixture gave Lampard the opportunity to rest a number of first-team players, with the likes of Edouard Mendy, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell and Reece James all having to play no part whatsoever. Although the visitors took the lead early on, Abraham was brought down in the box soon after, and their Italian commander slotted from the spot.

Here Are The Chelsea Player Ratings Vs Krasnodar:

Chelsea Player Ratings Vs Krasnodar - Lampard applauds
A television camera operator (R) works as Chelsea’s English head coach Frank Lampard applauds the fans following the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Chelsea and FK Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge in London on December 8, 2020. – The match ended in a draw at 1-1. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Chelsea Player Ratings Vs Krasnodar

Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6

The Spaniard couldn’t have done too much about the Krasnodar goal, and he made one good save later on as well. Doesn’t look anywhere near as confident as Mendy between the sticks.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 6.5

The skipper tried to get forward and impact the play but his hesitance to cross the ball himself cost them a number of good positions. Linked up well with both Havertz and Kovacic though.

Andreas Christensen – 6.5

The Danish centre-half made a couple of solid challenges in the heart of defence, but he didn’t look as sharp as his first-team counterparts. Needs to remain composed when under pressure.

Antonio Rudiger – 7

The German international has now seemingly cemented his place as the first-choice backup centre-half at Chelsea. Dominant in the air and made a number of key tackles at the back as well.

Emerson – 6.5

The Italian international full-back defended quite well, and he delivered a couple of neat crosses from wide as well. Needs to offer more quality in the final third of the pitch at times though.

Chelsea Player Ratings Vs Krasnodar - Jorginho celebrates
Chelsea’s Italian midfielder Jorginho (L) celebrates with Chelsea’s German midfielder Kai Havertz after scoring from the penalty spot to score his team’s equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Chelsea and FK Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge in London on December 8, 2020. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Jorginho – 6.5

The Italian midfielder controlled the tempo of the game for the most part, and he stepped up when it mattered and slotted home the penalty as well. Needs to release the ball quicker when pressured.

Mateo Kovacic – 6.5

The Croatian international tried a number of shots at goal, and none of them managed to trouble the Krasnodar goalkeeper. Passed the ball around well and looked to play in behind too.

Billy Gilmour – 7.5

The young Scot marked his return to the first-team with a stellar display in the middle of the park. The best player on the pitch by a distance, as he was calm in possession of the ball in the engine room.

Kai Havertz – 6

The German was unable to get into the flow of the game right from the off, and still needs more time to get into the same wavelength as some of the other players. Did show glimpses of quality.

Tammy Abraham – 6

Although it was the Englishman that won the Chelsea penalty in the first-half, his influence on the game was extremely limited. Had multiple chances in front of goal but nothing seemed to work.

Chelsea Player Ratings Vs Krasnodar - Jorginho celebrates
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Jorginho of Chelsea runs back to the centre spot with the ball after scoring their team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E stage match between Chelsea FC and FC Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge on December 08, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Tino Anjorin – 7

The young attacker was given his full Chelsea debut by Lampard tonight as there was nothing more than pride riding on this fixture. Took the chance well and impressed with his attacking play.


N’Golo Kante – 6

Combative in the middle of the park and won the ball back on a few occasions. Drove forward in possession of the ball and tried to create openings in attack as well.

Timo Werner – 6

Used his pace extremely well against a tiring Krasnodar defence after coming on. Seemed to put one on a plate for Abraham but the Englishman just couldn’t get there.

Olivier Giroud – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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