A good 25 minutes for the Blues Chelsea FC, but the last half of the first half they gave Arsenal an advantage and allowed them to score two important goals and equalize the result due to defensive mistakes by most of the defenders.
In the second half, the team overall improved in the defense and attack where they became more balanced and accurate which helped the team maintain the score and avoid the defensive mistakes of the first half.
We will rate our players after every match, here are Chelsea Insider players ratings:
Kepa: Couldn’t really do much for both goals he conceded in the first half. 6/10
Azpilicueta: Moved from one of the best defenders in the team to an average defender. 6/10
Rudiger: Another poor match by Rudiger, was slow and couldn’t track the opponent. 5/10
Luiz: As well, he was poor and committed silly mistakes that helped Arsenal to come back. 5/10
Alonso: Helped in the attack more the defense where he was behind the first goal, and scored the third and winning goal. 7/10
Barkley: A very average match, didn’t have a very specific role on the pitch but was always shooting on target. 6/10
Kante: We expected more from Kante, he played out of position today where Jorginho tried to be the holding midfielder. 6/10
Jorginho: Wasn’t that good defensively, he should hand this role to Kante. 6/10
Willian: Was lively in the attack and was contributing in crosses and offense. 7/10
Morata: Scored an important goal and was close to scoring the third goal, but Cech saved it. 7/10
Pedro: Maybe one of the best players up front, scored an important goal and was always trying. 7/10
Hazard: He makes the difference everytime he plays as a starter or as a sub. Was behind the third goal. 6/10
Mateo Kovacic: Brought something else to the midfield. His linkup with Hazard is a good addition for the team. 6/10
Oliver Giroud: Not much time to make the difference. 5/10
Man of the match: Hard to choose due to the bad or average performance from many players. But Alonso contributed Scored a goal and contributed in the other.
Mauricio Sarri (manager): Concentrated on the attack more than the defense, Luiz and Rudiger shouldn’t play together due to their pace and individual mistakes. 6/10