Chelsea and Manchester United played out a goalless draw, where both sides lacked creative ideas and individual brilliance, but showed great resilience and concentration to see each other out. Let’s take a look at how the Chelsea players performed on the rainy evening at Old Trafford;
Edouard Mendy (8)
Arguably, Chelsea’s best player on the pitch. Mendy made a few fantastic stops from Rashford and Mata in the first half and then recovered well from a poor pass to his own goal line, by making a crucial last minute save from Rashford.
Cesar Azpilicueta (7)
The Chelsea captain had a solid defensive outing, keeping Marcus Rashford quiet for the majority of the game. He was a bit aggrieved to not be awarded a penalty after a Harry Maguire challenge.
Thiago Silva (8)
The veteran defender brought a much needed commanding presence to Chelsea’s backline. Was authoritative and looked very calm during 1v1s throughout the game.
Kurt Zouma (7)
Again, a very comfortable display from the Frenchman. Did well to win his aerial duels, but he too was unhappy after not being awarded a penalty after a Lindelof challenge.
Reece James (8)
The young Englishman had a very good outing at Old Trafford. He kept Daniel James out of the game the whole time he was there and was even a threat going forward. He came up with the best cross of the game, which Pulisic failed to connect with.
N’Golo Kante (5)
This was not Kante’s best performance. He was largely ineffective going forward and didn’t have any standout moments defensively either.
The Italian was calm and composed in the middle of the park, but couldn’t influence the game while in possession. His passing numbers weren’t as good as they usually are and defensively, the United players found it too easy to skip past him at times.
Ben Chilwell (6)
Another solid defensive performance from Chilwell. Blocked the attacking threat of Wan-Bissaka everytime possible. He wasn’t his usual self going forward and couldn’t help the attackers as much as he would’ve liked.
Kai Havertz (4)
Ineffective and anonymous in the first half, Havertz was not his usual self in this game. He popped up with one crucial pass which set Werner off, but other than that he had a very quiet outing. His ball control was off, he kept losing possession in dangerous positions and just generally struggled in play.
Timo Werner (5)
The speedster made some decent runs in behind, but was largely kept quiet by Maguire and Lindelof. Was hauled off with 20 minutes play, rounding off his frustrating evening.
Christian Pulisic (6)
The American looked dangerous in the first half with some driving runs and a couple of missed chances. However his impact started to decrease as the game went on and he too, like his teammates, had a frustrating evening.