Chelsea welcomed Brentford at Stamford Bridge earlier today as they looked to secure a good result at home in the Premier League. The Blues made a slow start to the game and were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.
Ethan Pinnock opened the goal-scoring for the visitors in the 58th minute. Mauricio Pochettino’s men failed to come up with a response and conceded their second goal in injury-time when Bryan Mbeumo found the back of the net. The contest ended with Chelsea suffering a poor 2-0 loss in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player performed during the match against the Bees.
GK: Robert Sanchez – 6/10
Sanchez made some solid saves at the back and won’t be pleased about conceding twice in the second half.
RB: Axel Disasi – 6/10
He failed to keep things solid at the back and made two decent runs with the ball.
CB: Thiago Silva – 6.5/10
Silva did his fair share of defending but his efforts were enough today.
CB: Levi Colwill – 7/10
He performed his defensive duties well and was a strong presence in the air.
LB: Marc Cucurella – 7/10
The Spaniard was a positive influence in both halves and was substituted in the 80th minute.
CM: Conor Gallagher – 7/10
He caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders but didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.
CM: Moises Caicedo – 6.5/10
Caicedo anchored the midfield well at times but offered very little in the final third.
RW: Noni Madueke – 6.5/10
He had a few bright moments in the game but never looked like he would score.
CAM: Cole Palmer – 6.5/10
The English talent made some inviting chances for his teammates but failed to register a goal.
LW: Raheem Sterling – 6/10
Sterling used his pace well at times but was lackluster in front of the Brentford goal.
ST: Nicolas Jackson – 6.5/10
Jackson caused some problems for the opposition but there was no goal for him today.
CAM: Ian Maatsen – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal after he came on as a substitute in the 66th minute.
RM: Reece James – 6.5/10
He had a couple of lively moments in the game after coming off the bench.
CM: Lesley Ugochukwu – N/A
ST: Deivid Washington – N/A