Chelsea entertained Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a good result at home in the UEFA Champions League and overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg. The Blues made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 43rd minute thanks to Raheem Sterling’s goal. The West London club went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Kai Havertz doubled Chelsea’s advantage from the penalty spot in the 53rd minute as the Blues earned an impressive 2-0 win at home. Graham Potter’s men secured a place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League after winning the tie 2-1 on aggregate.
Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player fared during the clash against Dortmund.
GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 7.5/10
The Spanish keeper made a few decent saves at the back and earned an important clean sheet at home.
CB: Wesley Fofana – 7/10
He performed his defensive duties well and was a strong presence in the air.
CB: Kalidou Koulibaly – 7.5/10
Koulibaly was solid on the defensive end of the pitch and made one key chance in the final third.
CB: Marc Cucurella – 7/10
The Spaniard earned the ball back a few times and was accurate with his passing.
RM: Reece James – 7.5/10
James made a lot of crucial interceptions at the back and was a lively presence on the right flank.
CM: Enzo Fernandez – 7/10
The Argentina international anchored the midfield with conviction and made one decent run with the ball.
CM: Mateo Kovacic – 7.5/10
He was a positive influence at both ends of the field and got replaced in the 82nd minute.
LM: Ben Chilwell – 7/10
Chilwell didn’t do much wrong at both ends of the pitch and engineered two inviting chances in the final third.
RW: Raheem Sterling – 7.5/10
The English sensation had a few bright moments in the game and scored in the 43rd minute to give Chelsea the lead.
ST: Kai Havertz – 8/10
Havertz was a constant menace on the attacking end of the field and kept his composure to convert his penalty early in the second half.
LW: Joao Felix – 7/10
He caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders but failed to register a goal during his time on the pitch.
CM: Conor Gallagher – 6/10
He added some energy to Chelsea’s midfield.
CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – N/A
Loftus-Cheek hardly had any time to make an impact.
LW: Christian Pulisic – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.
CM: Denis Zakaria – N/A
Zakaria made two crucial defensive contributions at the back.