Another great and crucial win for the Blues Chelsea FC where they are in the fourth place right now with 43 points, one point less than Manchester City until now, and five points above Arsenal FC.
Chelsea suffered to get the win today after Crystal Palace’s strong performance today where they defended in a very organized way that prohibited Eden Hazard from attacking and cause any threat to them.
However, the goal came from a defensive midfielder, N’Golo Kante, where the French international midfielder scored after receiving a long ball from David Luiz.
Here are our player’s ratings for Chelsea
Chelsea players ratings:
Kepa: Wasn’t really tested, a calm match. 6.5/10
Azpilicueta: Not that effective today, due to Crystal Palace’s organized defense as well. 6.5/10
Rudiger: Dealt with Zaha and didn’t let him move freely. 7/10
Luiz: Was good in defense and his long balls gave Kante an assist. 7.5/10
Alonso: Again, a weak performance. Especially int he crosses. 6/10
Barkley: Offered nothing on the pitch today, except his back kick. 6/10
Kante: Not playing in his natural position, but was crucial in the defense as well as in the attack and going forward where he scored an important goal. 8.5/10
Jorginho: Was connecting the midfield and sending the balls to the third half. Still not the Jorginho of Napoli. 6.5/10
Hazard: Didn’t show up today. The whole defense was surrounding him. 6.5/10
Willian: Poor performance, again. Just had a couple of shots in the last 10 minutes of the first half. 6.5/10
Giroud: Scored two offside goals, which weren’t awarded to Chelsea, and opened spaces for his teammates. Had some good runs as well. 7/10
Alvaro Morata: Didn’t do much, just replaced the injured Oliver Giroud. 5/10
Emerson Palmieri: Replaced Willian and came to secure the score. 5/10
Mateo Kovacic: Came to enhance the midfield. No time to do anything. N/A
Marucio Sarri (manager): It was a hard match, indeed, but he was able to make the substitutions early to change the match. An important win, but Chelsea is suffering in the number 9 position. 7/10