After Chelsea lost 2-1 to Wolves at Molineux, we look at how the players rated.
Will be disappointed that he let the first goal through his body. That goal was really harder than it looked to deal with as the ball was in an awkward position and traveling very fast.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 6
He and Alonso shared countless crosses into the area which all led to nothing. It is because they are all coming from deep as neither have the ability to get to the byline and cut balls back.
Antonio Rudiger: 6
Wolves only had a couple of chances and they scored both. Rudiger and Christensen were doing just fine.
Andreas Christensen: 6
He was caught out a bit for Wolves’ first goal. He was only out in an exposed position after Fabregas was woeful defensively. Other than that, Christensen was absolutely fine all night.
Marcos Alonso: 3
Rated as a 3 for a second game in a row. His over hit cross from fifty yards away in the dying minutes summed him up. No pace to overlap which makes Hazard’s job more difficult and he was roasted time and again on the outside defensively in the second half. He lost the ball repeatedly as Wolves forced Chelsea wide.
Cesc Fabregas: 5
This performance shows why we play Jorginho. Fabregas is still world class when he is chipping balls through or into the forwards. However, he was not playing the position he is supposed to be playing. He was not staying in a deep and central position. This cost Chelsea when Morgan Gibbs-White turned the slow Fabregas easily to set up the equalizer.
N’Golo Kante: 5
He had to cover for Fabregas’ carefree forays forward and he tried his best to stop the Wolves counter attacks after they forced Chelsea into mistakes in wide areas. Kante’s role is critical and often unnoticed. In an attacking sense, nothing again, which is a big problem. Kovacic brought more control when he replaced Kante.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 6
it will be depressing if he is discarded for the next game while others such as Willian are left in place. He performed fine and does not deserve to be dropped. He covered well defensively and any threat Chelsea had often came through him.
He is probably better coming from the bench as he and Morata just cannot get it right when they play together. No contribution of note except one free kick. How many chances does he deserve over Callum Hudson-Odoi?
Eden Hazard: 6
Not at his best again as he does not look fully fit. He plays better with Giroud on the pitch and I really do think he would be another level up if he had Emerson outside him instead of Alonso.
Alvaro Morata: 5
A few bright moments and some pretty good hold up play for once. But he seems to just coast through games as the team sometimes does. There is an attitude of complacency, almost as if not scoring is no big deal.