Chelsea kept another clean sheet and scored another three goals in their third Champions League game of the season against Rennes, which can be described as a comfortable if slightly lucky victory for the blues.
Let’s take a look at how the players performed.
Edouard Mendy: 7
The Chelsea goalkeeper was fairly comfortable against his former club. Made his impact the few times he was tested including a crucial last gasp save to preserve the clean sheet.
Reece James: 8
An exceptional performance from the young Englishman. Was a threat going forward at all times, whipped in quite a few good balls in the box and in the end got an assist as a reward. Defensively also, he looked neat and very composed.
Thiago Silva: 8
The Brazilian was a calming presence at the back, rarely losing any of his duels and keeping the Rennes attackers out at all times. A comfortable and very impressive defensive display.
Kurt Zouma: 7
Apart from the unnecessary booking that he picked in the first half, this was another solid display from Kurt Zouma. Linked up well with the rest of the defenders, was a threat from set pieces and even distributed the ball well, whenever required.
Ben Chilwell: 7
Defensively alert, even though he wasn’t troubled too much, but he did come good with some last ditch clearances. Wasn’t as effective going forward as he’d have liked to be, but had a solid performance for the time he was on the pitch.
N’Golo Kante: 7
A big presence in midfield, Kante gave the opposition quite a headache with his pressing and some last ditch tackles. Still he wasn’t great going forward and did get booked for a rash challenge.
The Italian had a mixed performance tonight. Wasn’t the best defensively and got caught in possession multiple times, with his long passes hardly meeting the target. Still, he worked and showed good spirit to organise the play.
Mason Mount: 7
Mount looked lively throughout the game. He made a lot of decent runs and helped out a lot defensively.
Hakim Ziyech: 7
The Moroccan magician wasn’t at his scintillating best tonight, but he was still a threat with his crosses and runs inside the box. He was presented with a glorious chance to score, which he’d be aggrieved to have missed.
Tammy Abraham: 8
Tammy had another excellent outing tonight. Was a threat in the box throughout the game with his movement and even his hold up play was exceptional. He scored what can be described a proper centre forward’s goal, converting from close range after a beautiful ball from Reece James.
Timo Werner: 8
The German speedster also had a very good game, scoring both the penalties in the remarkable fashion. Did very well to win the first penalty and his pace and trickery was a threat in the entire game.
Mateo Kovacic: 4
Struggled to make an impact, losing the ball on multiple occasions.
Olivier Giroud: 5
Lacked sharpness in his movement and missed two glorious chances to extend Chelsea’s lead.
Got caught out of position a few times and didn’t offer much going forward.
Antonio Rudiger: 5
Was a solid partner alongside Zouma in the short time he was on the pitch.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: N/A