Chelsea ended the month of January with a surprising defeat, with Bournemouth running out 3-0 winners at Stamford Bridge last night. Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and former Blue Nathan Ake were all on the scoresheet as Eddie Howe’s side earned a very credible victory at the hands of the Champions. The Blues never looked likely to spark a comeback, and it was Bournemouth who come away with all three points. Here’s how the Chelsea players rated last night:

Thibaut Courtois – 5

The Belgian returned to the starting line-up after returning from injury. Would be disappointed to have conceded three on his return, being unable to do much about any of them.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 5

Not the best performance from Azpilicueta. His crosses failed to find anyone, and he played Wilson onside for his goal.

Andreas Christensen – 6

Hobbled off injured after less than half an hour. Chelsea missed him after he went off.

Gary Cahill – 5

All over the place in the second half, which saw Cahill struggle in the centre of a back three.

Davide Zappacosta – 6

A bright first half from the Italian, who delivered a number of quality crosses into the box. Would’ve been disappointed to have been taken off.

N’Golo Kante – 6

Attempted to change the tempo by making a number of forward runs. Only problem is that he lacks the urgency to shoot.

Tiemoue Bakayoko – 5

Gave the ball away too often and looked out of place. Very poor from the Frenchman.

Marcos Alonso – 5

Went close with a couple of free kicks, but ultimately didn’t do enough to make an impact on the game.

Ross Barkley – 5

Made his first Chelsea start, but still looked rusty and off the pace.

Eden Hazard – 7

Chelsea’s main creative outlet once again. Gave the Bournemouth defence a lot to think about, but didn’t test Asmir Begovic’s goal.

Pedro – 5

Didn’t really impact the game in the way he would’ve liked.


Antonio Rudiger – 5

Poor from the German, who should’ve done better in defensive situations.

Cesc Fabregas – 5

Brought on to change the game, but failed to do so.

Callum Hudson-Odoi – 7

Made his Premier League debut, and looked very calm and composed. Full of running and made a few attempts on goal.