Chelsea locked horns with West Ham United at the London Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result on the road in the Premier League. The Blues made a good start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 16th-minute courtesy of Joao Felix’s goal. However, the home team equalised with the help of Emerson Palmieri’s goal just 12 minutes later as both clubs went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
The West London club pushed on in search of the winning goal but failed to find it as the London derby finished with a 1-1 scoreline.
Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player fared during the match against the Hammers.
GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6.5/10
He made one good save and one important clearance during the game but failed to keep a clean sheet.
RB: Reece James – 7/10
James didn’t do much wrong at the back and was a threat going forward.
CB: Thiago Silva – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent cleared the danger when needed and was tidy with his passing.
CB: Benoit Badiashile – 6.5/10
Badiashile was a dominant presence in the air and made some crucial defensive contributions at the back.
LB: Marc Cucurella – 6.5/10
He performed his defensive duties well but lacked quality in the West Ham half.
CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7/10
Loftus-Cheek did his fair share of defending and made some decent runs with the ball from midfield.
CM: Enzo Fernandez – 7.5/10
He earned the ball back twice and had a few lively moments in the final third. Fernandez ended the game with an assist to his name.
RM: Noni Madueke – 7/10
Madueke made a few driving runs with the ball down the right flank but has got nothing to show for his efforts.
CAM: Joao Felix – 8/10
He was a constant menace in the final third and scored a good goal to open his goal-scoring account for Chelsea.
LM: Mykhailo Mudryk – 6/10
Mudryk worked hard but struggled to be decisive in the final third.
ST: Kai Havertz – 6/10
He showed a few flashes of what he is capable of in the opponent’s half but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
RW: Hakim Ziyech – 6/10
Ziyech made one decent run with the ball.
LB: Ben Chilwell – 7/10
He made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Mason Mount – 6/10
Mount added some energy to Graham Potter’s midfield.
CM: Conor Gallagher – 6/10
He had one strike at goal after coming on as a substitute.