Player Grades from Bate Borisov 0-1 Chelsea - The Chelsea Chronicle

Player Grades from Bate Borisov 0-1 Chelsea

After Chelsea squeezed past Bate Borisov, we look at the player grades on an unconvincing night.

Kepa: 7

Made a smart save in first half but had the woodwork to thank for his clean sheet.

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Davide Zappacosta: 6

OK delivery going forward but did not get to the byline much.

Gary Cahill: 6

Defended pretty well when called upon. But he never carried the ball forward which Rudiger does so well.

Andreas Christensen: 6

He refused the easy pass a lot. Perhaps this is an attempt to impress the manager. It almost cost him in the first half.

Emerson: 8

Top of the grades. He was quick and direct going forward as he burst into dangerous positions. Great cross for Giroud’s goal too.

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Jorginho: 7

The Italian attempted more ambitious passes which was good to see. A lot of them came so close to coming off.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 5

Played things safe when he might have run with the ball more. A bit disappointing.

Ross Barkley: 5

Gave the ball away in his own half a few times. He did not do much of substance and passed sideways a lot.

Pedro: 6

Pretty ineffective although it was difficult against a Bate side that sat so deep.

Eden Hazard: 6

Played within himself as he comes back to full fitness. A useful outing for the weekend.

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Olivier Giroud: 7

Took his goal excellently and had several good efforts. His link up play was as sharp as ever