After Chelsea squeezed past Bate Borisov, we look at the player grades on an unconvincing night.
Made a smart save in first half but had the woodwork to thank for his clean sheet.
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.
Top of the grades. He was quick and direct going forward as he burst into dangerous positions. Great cross for Giroud’s goal too.
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.
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.
Olivier Giroud: 7
Took his goal excellently and had several good efforts. His link up play was as sharp as ever