Chelsea player ratings from their comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton

Premier League champions Chelsea managed to register their second victory after an awful start to the campaign as they had a comfortable afternoon against an Everton side that failed to create even a single chance note.

On the bright Sunday afternoon, Chelsea started the game on the front foot and though Everton seemed to be strong enough to hold them off, a bit of luck and an excellent finish from Cesc Fabregas put them ahead.

Spanish star Alvaro Morata doubled the lead late in the game and though Everton stepped on the peddle in the last quarter of the game, Chelsea were settled and comfortable and registered their first clean sheet of the season. There were a few impressive performances on the night and here are the player ratings for the Blues in this victory:

Thibaut Courtois (6)

Does not even warrant a rating as he was hardly even called upon on what was a comfortable night for Chelsea.

Cesar Azpilicueta (7)

Kept the ball ticking and never gave the likes of Ramirez and Lewin a chance as he also picked up the assist for Morata’s goal on a productive night for the Spaniard.

Antonio Rudiger (5)

Was quite wasteful with the ball on more than one occasion but was solid at the back, winning everything thrown at him by the visitors.

David Luiz (6)

Had very little to do at the back as he spent more time near the half-way line than he did in his own box.

Victor Moses (7)

Was a constant driving force on the wing and unsettled Everton every time he got on the ball, repaying his manager’s trust of starting him at right-wing back again.

N’Golo Kanté (7)

Controlled the midfield well and got the better of the young Davies and Gueye as he constantly won the ball back, keeping Everton on their toes and forcing mistakes all night.

Cesc Fabregas (8)

Literally ran the entire game, popping up in pockets of space in the final third and his sublime finish was what broke the deadlock on what could have been a long night for Chelsea.

Marcos Alonso (6)

Was not too effective in attack but Chelsea did not need him to be as they were comfortable playing through the middle with no pressure applied from the visitors.

Willian (6)

The Brazilian had a couple of exciting moments but was not his usual self as he failed to have the kind of an impact he is usually known for.

Pedro (6)

Missed a glorious chance in the second half but was decent in attack all night, creating a couple of half chances for Morata and Willian with some slick passing.

Alvaro Morata (7)

Still learning to adapt to the physical approach of the Premier League, Morata did well to score the header and give his side a cushion as he continued his productive start to his English career.

Substitutes

Tiemoue Bakayoko (6)

Added some strength and energy to the Chelsea midfield as he helped them see off the two-goal lead.

Michy Batshuayi (6)

Made a couple of decent runs but Everton started to turn the screws up late in the game and he had very little to do.

Andreas Christensen

Sent on too late in the game to warrant a rating.

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