PLAYERS RATINGS: Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

A poor performance by the Blues Chelsea FC in their first match of the year, 2019, after they failed to score against Southampton FC, regardless of being the better side in terms of stats and attempts.

The Blues Chelsea didn’t have their ideal game, in terms of injuries, with the absence of Oliver Giroud and Pedro. Moreover, Willian got injured in the first half and got subbed for the English youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek who was okay but couldn’t score for Chelsea.

Chelsea needs to splash the cash this month for a striker and right winger in order to compete for the top four this season, amid the fierce competition for the top four.

Here are our player’s ratings for Chelsea

Chelsea players ratings:

Kepa: Wasn’t really tested today. 6.5/10

Azpilicueta: Wasn’t able to go up and open spaces up front. 6/10

Rudiger: Most of his passes were backward passes. However, calm in the defense. 7/10

Luiz: Had some shaky moments, but was decent in general. 7.5/10

Alonso: Was better than Azpilicueta in crosses and going forward. 6/10

Barkley: Another poor match. Offered nothing, and got subbed in the second half. 5/10

Kante: Another good performance and he’s proving he is capable of doing other duties as well, even if not in his position. Was good in going forward as well. 7/10

Jorginho: Was trying to pass and create, but he was surrounded and the other players didn’t help him as well.  6.5/10

Hazard: Was frustrated with Morata and Willian. They didn’t really help him. Was predictable as well today. 6.5/10

Willian: Another poor match, and was selfish. Left injured in the first half. 4/10

Morata: Bad movements, and was losing the ball a lot. Another poor performance by the Spaniard. 4/10

 

Subs

Cesc Fabregas: Was creative in the midfield. Had to start over Barkley. 6/10

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Didn’t do much. 5/10

Marucio Sarri (manager): He clearly needs some reinforcements up front. Sarri needs a world class striker and right winger. A poor match. 6/10

Man of the match: None of Chelsea players.

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