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Zakaria And Chilwell Get 7.5 | Chelsea Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Dinamo Zagreb

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Chelsea welcomed Dinamo Zagreb at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight as they focused on bagging all three points in front of their home fans. The Blues made a poor start to the game and found themselves 1-0 down in the seventh minute when Bruno Petkovic scored for the visitors. However, Raheem Sterling equalised for the West London club just 11 minutes later before Denis Zakaria gave them the lead at the half-hour mark. Graham Potter’s men went into the half-time interval 2-1 up on the scoreline.

Both teams canceled each other out in the second 45 minutes as the contest finished 2-1 in favour of the Blues.

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

GK: Edouard Mendy – 6.5/10

Mendy will be disappointed for conceding an early goal. He managed to only make one save during the game.

RB: Cesar Azpilicueta – 6/10

The Spaniard made some crucial defensive contributions and managed to create one good chance in the final third. However, he also made a poor mistake at the back.

CB: Trevoh Chalobah – 7/10

Chalobah kept things tidy when defending inside his half and was a threat going forward.

CB: Kalidou Koulibaly – 6/10

He earned possession back once and was strong in the air. Koulibaly got replaced after the hour mark.

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LB: Ben Chilwell – 7.5/10

Chilwell performed his defensive duties well and created a lot of decent chances in the final third.

CM: Mason Mount – 6.5/10

Mount caused a few headaches for the opposition but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

CM: Jorginho – 7/10

The Italian earned the ball back twice and had a few lively moments in the Zagreb half.

CM: Denis Zakaria – 7.5/10

He made two decent interceptions during the game and got his name on the scoresheet in the 30th minute.

CAM: Kai Havertz – 6.5/10

The German talent caused a few headaches for the opposition but struggled to find the back of the net.

ST: Raheem Sterling – 7/10

Sterling scored the all-important equaliser in the 18th minute but had a quiet game in the second half.

ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7/10

He created a few inviting chances for others around him and has got an assist to his name.


CM: Conor Gallagher – 6.5/10

The English sensation was quite lively after coming off the bench.

ST: Armando Broja – 6/10

He failed to find the back of the net.

CB: Thiago Silva – 6/10

Silva kept things solid at the back.

CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6/10

He added more energy to Potter’s midfield.

ST: Christian Pulisic – N/A

Pulisic engineered a couple of decent chances in the final third.

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