Another victory for Frank Lampard’s blues was confirmed as Chelsea beat a poor Newcastle side 2-0 at St James’ Park. This article will look into the individual performances of the players that were involved in the fixture.
Edouard Mendy: 7
Another clean sheet for Mendy who has brought a calmness to the back line and his impact has been amazing.
Reece James: 8
Outstanding defensive showing against Saint-Maximin, James proved once again that he is competing to be the best right back in the league.
Kurt Zouma: 8
A comfortable afternoon for the Frenchmen who won everything in the air and looked assured without Silva next to him.
Antonio Rudiger: 6
A few sloppy passes from the German but apart from that, did what he needed to do to confirm the clean sheet.
Ben Chilwell: 7
Another defensively astute performance from Chilwell who is impressing every time he pulls on a Chelsea shirt.
N’Golo Kante: 9
Flawless performance from Kante in the lone defensive midfield role again and is making the manager use the 4-3-3 consistently.
Mateo Kovacic: 7
Playing as an attacking eight is suiting Kovacic who is impacting games higher up the pitch and is showing his player of the season form of last year.
Mason Mount: 8
The heartbeat of the midfield cruises round the pitch effortlessly and was quietly great again. Mount also supplied the cross that saw Federico Fernandez put through his own net.
Hakim Ziyech: 7
Could’ve had a couple of assists throughout the game as he continues to showcase his wand of a left foot.
Tammy Abraham: 8
Got his third goal in three club games as he slotted the ball past Darlow at a crucial stage of the game. Abraham and Werner are creating a mouthwatering partnership up top.
Timo Werner: 7
A strange performance from Werner who fluffed two easy chances but created the second goal by driving 30 yards and beating 3 Newcastle players.
Frank Lampard: 10
Lampard’s side is really taking shape as they continue to look threatening going forward and solid defensively, he gets a 10 alone for ending the Newcastle away curse.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieiri: 5
Man of the Match: N’Golo Kante