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Chelsea player ratings: Wasteful Werner killing Blues’ attacks with offsides but Gilmour sparkles in middle of the park

CHELSEA fought from behind to snatch a crucial three point in their pursuit of a top-four spot at Manchester City on Saturday.

But how did the Blues' stars perform in the dress-rehearsal for the Champions League final?

Edouard Mendy - 8

Made some decent saves again and managed to thwart Aguero's dreadful Panenka attempt with a simple save.

Cesar Azpilicueta - 8

The Spaniard was solid and battled hard as always.

His attacking contributions are underrated, but he set up Ziyech for a great goal.

Andreas Christensen - 3

He looked shattered but was over-committing in challenges and it was one of those that put Chelsea 1-0 down and saw him injure himself.

Real shame with the form he has been in.

Antonio Rudiger - 8

Love the way he drives forward with the ball and he was full of pace and energy despite also playing in the Champions League win on Wednesday.

Reece James - 8

He wasn't great in the first half and he kept misplacing passes, but he came out like a different beast in the second and was up and down the flank contributing well in attack and in defence. 


N'Golo Kante - 8

The Frenchman was decent as expected, but Manchester City always seemed to have a player close to him and tried to keep him quiet.

Kante was good though again and got rested in 67 minutes coming off for Jorginho.

Billy Gilmour - 9

The young Scot looked very calm and confident in the middle and he was actually orchestrating most of Chelsea's good play.

He was unfortunate to give away a penalty, which luckily for him was missed by Aguero. 

Marcos Alonso - 8

The wing-back was a bit quiet and I actually forgot he was playing at times, rarely touching the ball in the first half.

But Alonso came into it a lot more as Chelsea stepped it up in the second half and scored the winner to put City's title party on ice.

Hakim Ziyech - 6

Largely non-existent and gave the ball away a lot in the first half.

But he improved a lot in the second half and scored a very good goal to equalise. 

Christian Pulisic - 7

The American international was also largely far too quiet in the first half and didn't get himself in the game enough despite a few bursts forward.

But like the rest of the attackers, he improved immensely in the second half. 

Timo Werner - 5

He started the game well and his hold up play looked better.

But Werner soon became too wasteful again in the final third and started to tire a little with far too many offsides. 


Kurt Zouma for Christensen (HT) - 8: He did a good job and what he needed to do when he came on at half time and made a very important tackle late on to keep Chelsea in the game.

Jorginho for Kante (67 mins) - 7: Allowed for the energetic Kante to be rested, and was pretty solid in there.

Callum Hudson-Odoi for Ziyech (75 mins) - 7: Energetic, and actually scored a good goal which was ruled out for offside unfortunately. 

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