Player ratings: Chelsea beat city rival Tottenham Hotspur quite comfortably by 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in an all-important Premier League encounter on Sunday evening.
After both sides failed to find the breakthrough in the first half, the Blues started the second half with all guns blazing and scored two quick goals courtesy of the contribution from Hakim Ziyech’s world-class strike and a great heading finish by Thiago Silva.
Spurs fans might be hard done by the referee decision when the referee disallowed Harry Kane’s goal in the first half for a foul.
Following this victory, Thomas Tuchel’s side is currently sitting in third in the league with 47 points in 24 games, nine points ahead of the fourth-placed Manchester United, having played two extra games. On the other hand, Spurs dropped down to seventh with 36 points in 20 games.
Chelsea player ratings against Tottenham Hotspur:
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6/10
The Spaniard had a comfortable night but had to make a few goods saves to keep the clean sheet.
César Azpilicueta – 6.5/10
The captain had a great game and made a few crucial runs in the opposition half to open up spaces for the forward players.
Antonio Rudiger – 6.5/10
A pretty comfortable outing as there wasn’t much threat from the opposition attackers for most of the time.
Thiago Silva – 7/10
Looked threatening in the opposition box in set pieces and eventually scored the second goal.
Malang Sarr – 6.5/10
There wasn’t much pressure from the opposition and therefore he enjoyed a comfortable night.
Jorginho – 6.5/10
The distribution was good and protected the back four quite well.
Mateo Kovacic – 6.5/10
Yet another high-intensity display from him in the middle of the park and overall a good performance.
Mason Mount – 6.5/10
He wasn’t his best as the tempo of the passing was slow but a productive display from the Englishman.
Hakim Ziyech – 8/10
Looked positive from the get-go and eventually scored an astonishing goal from outside the box.
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 6/10
Had good moments outside on the left but failed to produce his best.
Romelu Lukaku – 6/10
The service wasn’t good for him but he looked much better in this game compared to others.
N’Golo Kante – 6/10
Came on for Jorginho and did his job well in protecting the backline.
Marcos Alonso – 6/10
Came late in the game and did well enough to deny the opposition from scoring.
Saul Niguez – N/A
Came on very late and there was not much time to impact the game.