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.
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.