We imploded once again against Chelsea, and it continues to mystify as to why we struggle so badly against them. The Blues were obviously a little better than they’ve been for the majority of the campaign, but every game against them we seem to get a man sent off or hit the self destruct button with some insane defending. Why?
Overall it wasn’t the worst performance, and we looked slightly better in the second half than we did in the first. We weren’t good enough to get the win though, especially once we were reduced to ten men.
Here’s how we rated the players from our 1-0 loss against Chelsea:
GK) Petr Cech – 6.5
Couldn’t do much for the goal, made light work of anything else thrown his way and saved everything you’d expect him to.
RB) Hector Bellerin – 7.0
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Used his pace well, caused Chelsea some problems, but never found that final ball to make anything happen.
LB) Nacho Monreal – 7.0
A willing runner and an option down the left at all times. He got forward well on occasion, but was never able to pick out the right ball to find a teammate.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 3.0
It was his poor decision making that put us into trouble in the first place and forced us to play the rest of the game with ten men.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.0
A solid performance after being forced to switch partners early on, and looked keen to try and get a goal down the other end during set pieces.
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