Chelsea entertained Manchester City at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight as they looked to grind out a good result at home. The Blues were solid in the first half and managed to get into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.
However, Riyad Mahrez came off the bench and managed to net the opening goal in the 63rd minute for Man City. The West London outfit failed to mount a comeback and crashed to a tough 1-0 loss in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player fared during the match against Manchester City.
GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6.5/10
The Spanish keeper made two good saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet tonight.
RB: Cesar Azpilicueta – 6.5/10
The veteran full-back did his fair share of defending and made one good run with the ball.
CB: Thiago Silva – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent used his experience well to clear the danger when needed. He was also tidy with his passing.
CB: Kalidou Koulibaly – 6.5/10
He won a couple of aerial duels but there was no clean sheet for him tonight.
LB: Marc Cucurella – 6.5/10
Cucurella was a solid presence on the defensive third of the pitch. He got replaced in the 67th minute.
CM: Denis Zakaria – 6.5/10
He anchored the midfield well and made some decent runs with the ball.
CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6.5/10
Kovacic offered decent protection for his teammates at the back but failed to influence the game in the final third.
RW: Hakim Ziyech – 6/10
He had a couple of bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
CAM: Raheem Sterling – N/A
Sterling picked up an injury and got replaced in the sixth minute.
LW: Christian Pulisic – 6/10
He made a slow start to the game and could only last 21 minutes.
ST: Kai Havertz – 7/10
Havertz created some inviting openings for others around him and did his fair share of defending.
ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6/10
He came on early in the game but failed to threaten the Man City goal.
CM: Carney Chukwuemeka – 6.5/10
Chukwuemeka was a threat going forward and was unfortunate to hit the post in the first half.
LB: Lewis Hall – 6.5/10
He made one decent chance in the final third.
CAM: Omari Hutchinson – 6/10
Hutchinson offered very little after coming off the bench.
CM: Conor Gallagher – 6/10
He added some energy to Graham Potter’s midfield.