Graham Potter and his side returned to Premier League action today, with a 0-0 draw against West London rivals Fulham. Here are the Chelsea player ratings after an unconvincing performance on Friday night at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Player Ratings vs Fulham
Kepa Arizzabalaga – 7
Good 1st half save from Pereira and handy when called upon. Didn’t have a great deal to do.
Reece James – 6
Defensively solid, didn’t look fully fit yet managed to put in some dangerous crosses.
Thiago Silva – 7
Captain on the night and fantastic as per usual. Negotiations for a contract extension are well-deserved, the veteran defender is still one of the best in the league.
Benoit Badiashile – 7
Comfortable in possession and reliable when called upon in defence. The positive start to his Chelsea career continues.
Marc Cucurella – 5
Poor, and was unable to impact the game. Run ragged by Decordova-Reid on the wing.
Conor Gallagher – 5
Negative in possession, rarely played a pass forward. Feisty in the challenge, booked.
Enzo Fernandez – 8(MOTM)
Excellent in possession, and a far more forward-thinking midfielder than those around him. Inches away from a screamer on debut.
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Hakim Ziyech – 5
Ineffective throughout. Looked as if his mind was in Paris.
Mason Mount – 5
Another sub-par performance from the England international, who simply doesn’t look to be on the same wavelength as his teammates. Worked hard but created very little.
Mykhailo Mudryk – 5
Hardly had a kick in the first half. Taken off at half-time, perhaps unfairly.
Kai Havertz – 5
Great movement, should’ve scored twice in the first half. Went missing in the second half and always looked poor in possession.
Noni Madueke (Substitute) – 7
Very bright after coming on and injected much-needed pace into the Chelsea attack.
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Raheem Sterling (Substitute) – 6
Looked better than some of his teammates but had little impact during his 30 minutes on the pitch.
Cesar Azpilicueta (Substitute) – 6
Hardly noticeable on his 501st appearance. Didn’t put a foot wrong.
David Datro Fofana (Substitute) – 6
Showed brilliant skill to round the goalkeeper, and would’ve scored the winner if not for a clearance off the line. More lively up top than Havertz had been.