After Chelsea drew 2-2 against MOL Vidi in their final Europa League group game, we assess how the players rated.
Willy Caballero: 6
Could not do much about either goal. Lacks the ball playing ability of Kepa which means attacks from the back don’t come as easily. He did make one fantastic save in the first half.
Davide Zappacosta: 5
He tries his hardest but is just a pretty average footballer, a mid-table player. The fact that there was talk of him replacing Azpilicueta says more about the captain’s form than Zappacosta’s ability.
Andreas Christensen: 7
Composed in defence and acted as its leader very well. More willing to play the simpler ball quickly than stride into midfield which is a positive.
Ethan Ampadu: 6
He did himself absolutely no favours by scoring an own goal. It is not as though he is likely to play that much even without that gaffe. At least he played and was able to show some of his skill and he played in a very composed fashion.
Good again as he continues to look like a superior option to Alonso. There were multiple situations when he raced outside Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left to get a cross in, something we never see from Alonso.
Cesc Fabregas: 6
His distribution remains some of the absolute best in the business. Tracking back and competing in midfield remains pitiful. But we knew all of this already.
Ross Barkley: 5
Just kept it very safe. He only passed sideways or backwards. He never really contributed anything of significance.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 6
A little quiet but that may be something to do with the players around him. He has unique attributes that could make him one of the best number 8’s in the world. He just needs time and patience.
He scored a fantastic free kick which bumps him up a grade. Without that, he would have been a 5. He had the ball in a lot of promising situations but did nothing with it.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: 7
Unlike Willian, the 18-year-old did make a lot of his positioning high up the pitch. He dribbles so well with both feet which is a rare talent. He is so good already that it would be an absolute travesty if he were to leave.
Alvaro Morata: 5
Pretty poor as is the norm these days. He could simply be playing so that his market value does not drop before January.