Chelsea player ratings vs Leicester City: Languid attackers flatter to deceive again

Chelsea hosted Leicester City at Stamford Bridge earlier today in their 23rd Premier League fixture of the season. The two teams shared points as the game ended goalless after the full-time whistle. Despite Ben Chilwell seeing the red card after his challenge on Victor Moses, Chelsea couldn’t get the result they must have hoped for.

Here is how Antonio Conte’s men fared against Claude Puel’s troops.

Thibaut Courtois 7/10

Courtois was hardly tested by the visiting side barring from maybe one save in the first half.

Cesar Azpilicueta 6.5/10

Although he was sluggish in the initial stages of the game, he found his feet as the game progressed, particularly after Leicester were reduced to ten men.

Gary Cahill 5/10

The Englishman initially struggled to cope with Jamie Vardy but after he suffered a hamstring problem, he was subbed off in the first half.

Antonio Rudiger 6/10

Rudiger was beaten quite easily by the opposition’s attackers and he really struggled to find his feet in the game.

Victor Moses 6/10

Despite having the ball in the right areas on many occasions, Moses failed to make the most out of them and lacked the intent or clinical attitude that was required.

Tiemoue Bakayoko 5/10

It was arguably one of the worst days by Frenchman. Bakayoko looked nervy and went missing more often than not.

Cesc Fabregas 5/10

The former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder lacked the cutting edge in his creativity. He could not construct anything spectacular from the set-pieces he delivered and was rightfully substituted early in the second half.

Marcos Alonso 6/10

Alonso did show a lot of industry throughout the game but his crosses were certainly below par.

N’Golo Kante 6.5/10

He broke down the attacking endeavours of Puel’s side quite a few times and shielded the backline pretty well.

Eden Hazard 5/10

The Belgian international was timorous and looked bereft of the energy we are otherwise accustomed to see him perform with. Eventually, he was replaced in the early stages of the second half.

Alvaro Morata 4/10

Morata failed to find the back of the net once again as the pressure continues to take a toll. He wasted the chances he received and should have been more clinical.


Substitutions

Andreas Christensen 6.5/10

After coming on for Cahill, Christensen added a bit of calmness at the back.

Willian 6/10

Although Willian looked purposeful, he couldn’t make anything happen at the crucial moments after coming on for Fabregas.

Pedro 5/10

The Spaniard replaced Hazard but didn’t see much of the ball.

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