Chelsea’s 100% record is no longer intact. The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw by West Ham on Sunday, but how did Maurizio Sarri’s players perform?
Chelsea player ratings vs West Ham
Kepa: 6 – To begin our ratings, Kepa had little to do but he did make one good save with his legs for which he positioned himself well.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 5 – After so many years of physical excellence, he appears to have lost a touch of speed in one-on-one situations. Poor crossing going forward.
Antonio Rudiger: 8 – Man of the match again, just as he was against PAOK. Tidied up several dangerous situations with his pace. Excellent forward passes again. He finished with a 94% passing accuracy.
David Luiz: 6 – One mistake almost allowed West Ham in behind but Rudiger bailed him out. Otherwise, he was fairly solid.
Marcos Alonso: 6 – Largely quiet and he allowed Zabaleta too much room in the first half.
Jorginho: 6 – His passing moved the West Ham defence around well but he was not as accurate as normal.
N’Golo Kante: 5 – He looked tired after his exertions on Thursday. His passing was poor and so was his finishing. With West Ham defending deep in the second half, he should have been replaced by Fabregas or Barkley earlier.
Mateo Kovacic: 5 – Started brightly and broke through the West Ham midfield lines but he faded badly. Barkley, who offered far more when he came on, should have replaced the Croat earlier.
Willian: 6 – Awful deliveries from set pieces but the rest of his game was fairly good. He created five decent chances on his own.
Eden Hazard: 5 – Like Kovacic, he started well but he dropped out of the action. Disappointing after such high standards in recent weeks.
Olivier Giroud: 5 – He could not get into the game and barely had any touches. His limitations were shown as he does not offer a running threat in behind.