After Chelsea’s first defeat of the season, we take a look at how the players rated at Wembley.
Kepa: 9 –
The Spaniard is truly world class. He made save after save and kept the scoreline from being embarrassing.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 4
The captain is holding his side back. His lack of pace left Rudiger forced to leave his position. In possession, he forced the play narrow and provided no width.
Antonio Rudiger : 5
Sucked out of position but only as he result of being left exposed by his right back. He was uncomfortable being so isolated.
David Luiz: 4
Like Rudiger, Luiz’ full back did him no favours. But he still played like a child, committing himself in desperate efforts that put his team in trouble. No wonder Christensen wants to leave if he cannot get a game over Luiz.
Marcos Alonso: 4
As with Azpilicueta, Alonso is a good player who is wrong for Sarri’s system. Too slow to tuck inside defensively and too slow to combine with his left winger.
Forced to leave his central position and cover Tottenham’ s width. He was then exposed for lack of pace when play returned infield.
N’Golo Kante: 6
Kante showed why he will always play. Crucial interventions prevented Spurs from breaking more often. Going forward, he needs to improve a lot but he is at least getting into the attacking positions. He can only get better.
Mateo Kovacic: 5
A disappointing game from the Croat. Still, he is the only midfielder who links the play between the midfield and the attack before picking up possession again higher up the pitch.
Didn’t get much help from Azpilicueta but he was still poor. Pedro is much more deserving of a place yet Sarri gives Willian a lot more game time.
Eden Hazard: 5
Forced narrow by the lack of width provided by the full backs. This limited his effectiveness. Having Morata for company does not help either.
Alvaro Morata: 3
Despite his recent improvement he was dreadful. He was constantly offside or weak in his hold up play. Even when he stays onside his runs in behind were in a straight line and easy to deal with.