Chelsea entertained Manchester City at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win at home in the Premier League. The Blues made a sloppy start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the 25th minute when Erling Haaland scored his penalty. Thiago Silva equalised for the West London club just four minutes before Raheem Sterling put the home team 2-1 up in the 37th minute. Manuel Akanji equalised for Man City in the first half injury-time as the two teams went into the half-time interval with a 2-2 scoreline.
Haaland put Man City 3-2 up in the 47th minute which was cancelled out by Nicolas Jackson’s goal in the 67th minute. Rodri found the back of the net for the Mancunian club in the 86th minute before Cole Palmer scored a dramatic late equaliser from the penalty spot in injury time. The Premier League clash finished with Mauricio Pochettino’s men securing a hard-fought 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player fared during the match against Man City.
GK: Robert Sanchez – 7/10
Sanchez made a handful of important saves at the back but still ended up conceding four times this evening.
RB: Reece James – 7/10
He was far from convincing at the back but was lively going forward. James did well to pick up an assist.
CB: Axel Disasi – 6/10
Disasi looked shaky at the back and made a lot of crucial clearances for his team.
CB: Thiago Silva – 7/10
Silva tried his best to keep things solid inside his half and managed to score his team’s first goal in the 29th minute.
LB: Marc Cucurella – 6/10
He made some poor errors of judgment defensively but was positive with his runs going forward.
CM: Moises Caicedo – 6/10
Caicedo failed to protect his teammates at the back and made two good chances in the opponent’s half.
CM: Enzo Fernandez – 6/10
He had a few lively moments at the centre of the park but failed to impress this evening.
RW: Cole Palmer – 7.5/10
Palmer showed nerves of steel to score a dramatic late equaliser from the penalty spot against his old club.
CAM: Conor Gallagher – 7.5/10
He was always willing to shoot and managed to secure an assist during the game.
LW: Raheem Sterling – 7.5/10
Sterling caused all sorts of problems for the Man City defenders and scored Chelsea’s second goal in the 37th minute.
ST: Nicolas Jackson – 7.5/10
He was a real menace in the final third and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the second half.
LW: Mykhailo Mudryk – 6/10
Mudryk struggled to get into the flow of the game.
RM: Malo Gusto – 6/10
He squandered a good chance to score.
ST: Armando Broja – N/A
CM: Lesley Ugochukwu – N/A