Maurizio Sarri’s males could have claimed all three factors towards the Magpies but it surely was a slog at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have cemented their command of fourth place within the Premier League by defeating Newcastle United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
The show, although, was definitely missing as they meandered rustily by the match in west London.
A elegant opener from Pedro, which noticed David Luiz ping a sensational go in behind the Magpies’ defence, was cancelled out by Ciaran Clark.
However Willian earned Maurizio Sarri’s aspect all three factors in the long run as he reduce inside and curled dwelling a wonderful strike within the second half.
So, how did we price the Chelsea gamers on present within the victory? Discover out under…
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6/10
Supporters are questioning the performances of the goalkeeper who signed for a world-record price in the summertime. It could be harsh to recommend he might have stored Ciaran Clark’s header out of the web however total he was nice on the evening.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 6/10
A stable however unspectacular show from the Spaniard who doesn’t seem like doing as a lot offensively for the Blues in the intervening time, particularly with no striker to hit with crosses.
Marcos Alonso 5/10
The left-back continues to look drained and he appeared restricted towards Newcastle and located wanting with a flat show.
Antonio Rudiger 6/10
After an excellent displaying towards Tottenham, the German struggled when confronted with the duty of marking Salomon Rondon. His positioning appeared poor and aerially he discovered it robust too.
David Luiz 7/10
Again within the crew after rotation within the Carabao Cup, the Brazilian confirmed his class with a surprising help for Pedro. Sensible in possession and diligent within the face of hazard he did properly all through however wobbled barely from time to time.
Jorginho – 5/10
One other irritating afternoon in central midfield for the Italian who was booked for halting a Newcastle counter as he discovered it robust to deal with his defensive duties.
N’Golo Kante 6/10
Not at his good greatest within the Chelsea midfield however did rather a lot higher than a few of his team-mates who have been off the boil at Stamford Bridge.
Mateo Kovacic 6/10
Unable to finish 90 minutes as soon as once more, the Croatian shall be pissed off. Not the worst sport he’s had this season with some threatening runs and first rate distribution.
Pedro – 7/10
A energetic show noticed him get the sport’s opening aim with a nice lob, regardless of Clark climbing throughout him and Martin Dubravka working at him. He was certainly one of Chelsea’s vivid spots in a poor show each going ahead and monitoring again.
Willian – 6/10
The Brazilian was having a fairly poor sport however after 57 minutes he managed to chop inside and fireplace dwelling a beautiful strike for Chelsea’s second aim. If Barcelona need him it may not be a nasty concept to money in.
Eden Hazard – 6/10
He isn’t having fun with an excessive amount of success in his position as probably the most central ahead participant however such is his risk he’s serving to team-mates by occupying the place. He usually drew the eye of a number of black and white shirts permitting Willian and Pedro extra space. He additionally notched his 10th help of the season.
Substitute – Ross Barkley – 4/10
The previous Everton man appeared one dimensional when he got here on and lacked the ahead momentum wanted to maintain Chelsea threatening a 3rd aim.
Substitute – Callum Hudson-Odoi – 6/10
Made a distinction when he entered the sphere of play and appeared eager to make issues occur and impress Maurizio Sarri. It may be lengthy earlier than he’s beginning Premier League matches.
Substitute – Olivier Giroud – N/A
On for simply three minutes, he ensured Hazard was capable of get some a lot wanted relaxation.