Kante Gets 8.5, Rudiger With 8 | Chelsea Players Rated In Easy Victory Vs Leicester City

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Christian Pulisic of Chelsea celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's third goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Chelsea clashed heads against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium earlier today as they hoped to collect maximum points on their travels. The Blues made a quick start to the game and took the lead in the 14th minute courtesy of Antonio Rudiger’s header. N’Golo Kante doubled the away side’s lead just 14 minutes later when he found the back of the net with a wonderful left-footed strike. Thomas Tuchel’s men went into the half-time break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.

The West London club controlled the game well in the second half and managed to kill the game off in the 71st minute via Christian Pulisic’s tidy finish from close range. The contest ended with the Blues coming away with a 3-0 win from the East Midlands.

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

GK: Edouard Mendy – 7/10

The Blues goalie made a few solid saves during the game and earned an important clean sheet on the road.

CB: Trevoh Chalobah – 7/10

Chalobah was strong in the air and made a couple of crucial interceptions at the back. He did enough to restrict the opposition from scoring.

CB: Thiago Silva – 7/10

The Brazilian defensive ace cleared his lines when needed and was quite accurate when passing the ball out from the back.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 8/10

Rudiger gave Chelsea the lead with a brilliant header in the 14th minute. He was a rock at the back as well and performed well enough to secure the shutout.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Ngolo Kante celebrates with teammates Antonio Ruediger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell of Chelsea after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

RM: Reece James – 8/10

James got stuck in with a few solid tackles when needed and completed multiple promising dribbles down the right flank. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: N’Golo Kante – 8.5/10

The Frenchman anchored the midfield quite well and scored a brilliant goal in the 28th minute. He deserves to be named the man of the match.

CM: Jorginho – 7/10

He did what was required of him in midfield and made two key goal-scoring chances in the final third.

LM: Ben Chilwell – 8/10

Chilwell was a constant menace in the Leicester half with his creativity and running. He ended the game with an assist to his name.

RAM: Mason Mount – 6/10

He had a quiet game in the attacking end of the field and got replaced after the hour mark.

LAM: Callum Hudson-Odoi – 7/10

Hudson-Odoi caused a few headaches for the Foxes centre-backs but didn’t do enough to get himself a goal.

ST: Kai Havertz – 6/10

Havertz struggled to get into the flow of the game and didn’t get too many sniffs at goal. He got substituted in the 61st minute.

Substitutes:

RAM: Christian Pulisic – 7/10

He was a real threat in the final third and scored with a neat finish in the 71st minute.

LAM: Hakim Ziyech – 7/10

Ziyech set up Pulisic’s goal with a great pass.

CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6/10

He offered very little after coming off the bench.

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