Thursday, October 6, 2022

Sterling Gets 8, Mendy With 7.5 | Chelsea Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Leicester City

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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 Leicester City at Stamford Bridge earlier today as they hoped to pick up maximum points at home. The Blues made a good start to the game but found themselves at a numerical disadvantage as Conor Gallagher was sent off in the 28th minute. However, they managed to get to the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Raheem Sterling opened the goal-scoring in the 47th minute before going on to score again just 16 minutes later as the ten-men of Chelsea raced to a 2-0 advantage. However, Harvey Barnes got a goal back for Leicester with a superb strike in the 66th minute. Thomas Tuchel’s men showed some grit to hang on to their narrow lead and secured an impressive 2-1 win in front of their home fans.

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

GK: Edouard Mendy – 7.5/10

The Blues’ goalie made a few important saves and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.

CB: Reece James – 8/10

He was solid when defending inside his half and engineered two key chances in the final third.

CB: Thiago Silva – 7.5/10

Silva cleared the danger when needed and did well to get over the line with the win in the bag.

CB: Trevoh Chalobah – 6.5/10

He made a few clearances at the back and was tidy with his passing.

Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel

RM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7/10

Loftus-Cheek got back to defend when needed and made two good runs with the ball down the right flank.

CM: Mason Mount – 6.5/10

He worked hard defensively and got replaced at half-time.

CM: Jorginho – 6.5/10

The Italy international got stuck in with some solid tackles and was tidy with his passing.

CM: Conor Gallagher – 4/10

He was a bit too aggressive with his tackles and let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 28th minute.

LM: Marc Cucurella – 7/10

The Spaniard performed his defensive duties well and ended the game with an assist to his name.

ST: Kai Havertz – 6/10

The German talent had to do a lot of defending but offered very little in the final third.

ST: Raheem Sterling – 8/10

The English speedster scored two quick-fire goals in the second half which was enough for the Blues to seal the win.

Substitutes:

CB: Cesar Azpilicueta – 6.5/10

He organised his defence well and did enough to limit the opposition from scoring more than once.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6/10

Kovacic added some energy to Chelsea’s midfield.

ST: Christian Pulisic – 6/10

He struggled to get into the game.

LM: Ben Chilwell – N/A

Chilwell didn’t get enough time to make an impact.

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