Chelsea’s Premier League cursed returned as they were outclassed and outshone last night by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Goals from Wilfred N’Didi and James Maddison ensured the Foxes would go top of the league whilst Chelsea slumped to eighth.
Below are the Blues’ player ratings from a very disappointing display in the Midlands.
Edouard Mendy (5): Could do very little about either goal and made an important save with his legs to deny Youri Tielemans that lowered further collateral damage.
Reece James (4): Initially tormented by Harvey Barnes, then completely switched off to allow Maddison all the space and time to score Leicester’s second.
Antonio Rudiger (4): Poor distribution from the back, hitting hopeful long balls to no prevail.
Thiago Silva (5): He and Rudiger looked stretched when Leicester bore down on them and they didn’t appear to form a comfortable partnership.
Ben Chilwell (4): Failed to make an impact against his old team. Lost possession on several occasions close to his own area and hardly threatened going forward. Nullified by the tireless Mark Albrighton.
Kai Havertz (4): His contribution stretched to a booking in the first half and being hauled off just after the hour mark. Looks a shell of his Bayer Leverkusen self.
Mateo Kovacic (4): A very mediocre night. Provided very little going in attack or defence. Filling in for N’Golo Kante is no easy task and Kovacic highlighted that.
Mason Mount (6): Once again Chelsea’s most positive player, but even he struggled to implement his class against a solid Leicester outfit. Cut a frustrated figure in the Leicestershire rain.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (5): Had the best chance of the opening 45 minutes when he was played through by Christian Pulisic, yet only managed to hit the side netting instead of testing Kasper Schmeichel. A lot was expected of him when named in the starting line-up but failed to deliver.
Tammy Abraham (4): Hardly had a sniff all evening. Offered absolutely no service from out wide and was easily contained by Leicester’s center-backs.
Christian Pulisic (4): Few flashes of his dribbling ability but otherwise a bystander.
Timo Werner (5): Finally had the ball in the back of the net but was typically flagged offside.
Hakim Ziyech (4): Received a yellow card after only being on the pitch for 30 minutes.