We missed our chance to extend our lead atop the Premier League table, and hang onto top spot by goal difference after our goalless draw against Stoke City.
We were saved by Petr Cech a number of times, although Jack Butland did the same for his team down the other end.
Here’s how we rate the players from our 0-0 draw with Stoke:
GK) Petr Cech – 8.0
The man between the sticks made a couple of absolutely phenomenal stops, including one excellent double save that kept us in the game.
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RB) Hector Bellerin – 7.0
The Spaniard got forward well, overlapping whenever possible. He was watched at all times though, and never really got the chance to put a decent cross in.
LB) Nacho Monreal – 7.5
Not quite as offensively minded as Bellerin, but did an excellent job defensively throughout.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 7.5
A couple of scary moments, but overall a solid performance to keep out a Stoke side that looked fairly average going forward.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.5
Much like Mertesacker, he didn’t put a foot wrong, but didn’t shine particularly brightly either.
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