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Ziyech Gets 7, Mendy With 5 | Chelsea Players Rated In Poor Defeat Vs Brentford

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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 entertained Brentford at Stamford Bridge earlier today as they look to secure a positive result in front of their home fans. The Blues produced a lackluster display in the first half and went into the half-time interval with a goalless scoreline.

The West London giants finally broke the deadlock in the 48th minute courtesy of a stunning strike from Antonio Rudiger. However, Vitaly Janelt equalised for the visitors just two minutes later before Christian Eriksen completed the turnaround for Brentford in the 54th minute with a good finish.

Janelt found the back of the net once again with a wonderful finish at the hour mark which left Thomas Tuchel’s men with a mountain to climb in the second half. Yoane Wissa went on to put the icing on the cake for the Bees as he scored his team’s fourth goal with a low strike in the 87th minute as Chelsea crashed to a 4-1 defeat in the English capital.

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

GK: Edouard Mendy – 5/10

The Senegalese keeper had a horror game in between the sticks for the Blues as he shipped in four goals in the second half.

RB: Cesar Azpilicueta – 6/10

The Spaniard worked hard at both ends of the pitch but won’t be happy with his team’s defensive capitulation in the second half.

CB: Thiago Silva – 5.5/10

The Brazilian centre-half was solid in the first half but looked shaky at the back in the second.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6.5/10

The German defender scored a brilliant goal early in the second half but was at fault for gifting Wissa a goal late in the game.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 02: Christian Eriksen of Brentford celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal in front of fans during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Brentford at Stamford Bridge on April 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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LB: Marcos Alonso – 6/10

The Spaniard had a few lively moments in the opposition half but could last only 54 minutes.

CM: Mason Mount – 6.5/10

Mount managed to influence the game at both ends of the field but couldn’t take any of his chances.

CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7/10

He had an eventful game going forward but looked a bit slow at times in the second half.

CM: N’Golo Kante – 6.5/10

Kante created a few inviting chances for his teammates but offered very little resistance on the defensive end of the field.

RW: Hakim Ziyech – 7/10

He secured the ball back a couple of times and orchestrated some inviting opportunities for others around him up top.

ST: Kai Havertz – 6.5/10

Havertz didn’t have his shooting boots on and produced a toothless display in the final third.

LW: Timo Werner – 6/10

The German sensation caused a few headaches for the opposition but didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.


LB: Reece James – 6/10

He struggled to get into the flow of the game.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6.5/10

Kovacic created two good chances for his teammates.

ST: Romelu Lukaku – 6/10

The Belgian forward didn’t get a sniff at goal.

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