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EFL Cup: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur: the Blues player ratings

EFL Cup: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur: the Blues player ratings

EFL Cup: Chelsea beat the city rival Tottenham Hotspur quite comfortably by 2-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. 

The Blues had a great start to the game and were already 2-0 up thanks to the contributions from Kai Havertz and Ben Davis’ own goal. The visitors struggled to cope with Thomas Tuchel’s game plan and looked off the pace. 

In the second half, Antonio Conte changed his system and matched the opposition formation. But could not break the Blues defence to the deficit margin. 

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EFL Cup: Chelsea player ratings against Tottenham Hotspur:

Kepa Arrizabalaga(6/10)(GK):

The Spaniard didn’t require to do a lot on the day and enjoyed a quiet comfortable afternoon. 

Cesar Azpilicueta(6/10)(RB): 

The captain started as the right-back in back four and did a very good job. 

Antonio Rudiger(6/10)(CB):

There wasn’t much threat from the opposition and it was a comfortable night for the German. 

Malang Sarr(6/10)(CB):

Tottenham’s attacking threats were not there on the night and the Frenchman did his job well wherever he was required to defend. 

Marcos Alonso(6.5/10)(LB):

Looked good going forward and also assisted the first goal overall, a pretty good display from the former Fiorentina man. 

Saul Niguez(6.5/10)(CDM):

Yet another Spaniard was in the starting line-up for Chelsea and the loanee displayed his best performance in the Blues shirt on Wednesday night. 

Jorginho(6/10)(CDM):

The intensity of the opposition was a little less on the day which helped the Italian ample time to pick passes. 

Mason Mount(6/10)(LM):

The Englishman had a quiet night but worked hard without the possession. 

Hakim Ziyech(7/10)(RM):

Had several chances to score goals but could not convert those opportunities. But, his passes were very threatening for the Spurs defence. 

Kai Havertz(6/10)(CAM):

Scored the opener early in the game but the overall display wasn’t good enough from the German. 

Romelu Lukaku(5.5/10)(CF):

Had a great chance to score a goal but his attempt went wide. He wasn’t in the game for the Blues. 

Substitute:

Timo Werner(6/10)(LW):

Replaced the fellow countryman at the interval and did well. But, he lacks clinicalness in front of the goal. 

Mateo Kovacic(6/10)(CM):

Did very well after coming from the beach and controlled the midfield excellently. 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek(6/10)(CM):

Returned to action after recovering from injury. And got a few important game times under his belt. 

Christian Pulisic(6/10)(RW):

Didn’t have much time to impact the game. 

Harvey Vale(N/A):

Came very late in the game and there wasn’t enough time to influence the game. 

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