Chelsea needed a last gasp equaliser from Tammy Abraham on Match day 3, a game which can be described as a game of two halves for the blues. The first of which was full of sloppy play, loss of concentration and a complete lack of desire and the other showed the brave nature of Frank Lampard’s team which we’ve become so accustomed with.
Let’s have a look at how each player performed and rate them out of 10.
Let in 3 goals, but let’s be honest, he could realistically do nothing about them. Had a quiet game overall, having made a few routine saves in the second half.
Was a threat throughout the match from the right flank, whipping in some delicious crosses that sadly no one finished. Wasn’t very convincing with his corners and occasionally had some sub par moments while defending.
Thiago Silva’s first Premier League game did not go as he would have expected. He was steady in defence for the majority of his time on the pitch and brought some much needed calmness in defence later on, but sadly his highlight was the mistake he made giving away the ball cheaply for Callum Robinson’s second goal. Hopefully it was a one-off and we won’t be seeing such moments from the team’s most experienced player, but he didn’t cover
himself in glory and that needs to be sorted out.
Looked confident during the first half. Could not do much about the goals. Made some decent blocks in the second half and looked reliable throughout the match.
This was a night to forget for the Spaniard. Possibly the worst Chelsea player on the pitch, he made a shocking error to give the ball away to Callum Robinson for his first goal. Later on in the half, he was outpaced by the West Brom attackers on numerous occasions. He was hauled off at half time and with Ben Chilwell coming back from injury, has his work cut out if
he wants to get back in the starting lineup.
Safe to say, Kante was a bit underwhelming today. His pivot with Kovacic didn’t suit the nature of the game and the pair couldn’t link with attack at all. His distribution of the ball was particularly poor. Was a lot better in the second half when played as a lone DM, breaking up almost every attack along the way.
Ineffective throughout the game. Moved the ball well at some points, but nothing could come out those moments. Was substituted at half time and will expect to put in a better showing next time around.
After a stunning hat-trick in the midweek game against Barnsley, many expected Havertz to continue the goal-scoring form. That didn’t happen, but he was one of Chelsea’s better players today. Looked comfortable on the ball throughout the match, made some good passes in the final third and provided a sweet flick to assist Hudson-Odoi’s goal. He hasn’t shown his best in the league yet but there are good signs and the adaptation period will soon end.
Probably Chelsea’s best player on the pitch. His movement off the ball, pressing and creativity in the final third was on full display today and he scored an absolute cracker to kick-start the second half comeback. This performance was an indication of how good he can become and how important he’s going to be for Chelsea in this new era that they’re
embarking on. A very strong performance overall.
Missed a very good chance in the first half, but made up for it with his tap-in for the equaliser. His hold up play was impressive and he did occasionally create some space for others around him. He’s getting his goal scoring form back and could give Frank Lampard a good selection headache in the near future.
A very disappointing display from the German speedster. Made a few decent runs early on, but none of them made any impact. Missed a few good chances, was unlucky to hit the crossbar with his long range effort. Like Kai, he needs some more time to adapt to the pace of the Premier League and the best is yet to come of Timo Werner.
As a much more assured presence on the left flank after he replaced Marcos Alonso. He made some decent forward runs too and provided some much needed leadership to the backline.
What a performance from this man. He provided the much needed spark to ignite the comeback. Was a threat throughout the second half and capped it off with a beautiful goal. After many questions being raised on his absence from the team, he’s surely earned a spot on the wing after today’s performance.
Came on for Thiago Silva in the 73rd minute and did well for the short time he was on the pitch. Was a threat in the box and made it difficult for the West Brom defenders to contain him.