Chelsea had to settle with just a point at home to Tottenham yesterday, and it was a game they will know they should have won.
Jose Mourinho setup in his deep block and it proved difficult for Chelsea to break down, even after having 61% of possession.
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Frank Lampard and the players won’t be unhappy as such, but there will be disappointment that they couldn’t find the finishing touch and get the three points.
Here is who shined and who didn’t last night in our Chelsea player ratings.
Edouard Mendy – 7
He was pretty quiet on the night, with Spurs largely happy to just defend. They threatened on occasions though and Mendy made a few good saves to keep yet another clean sheet.
Reece James – 9
I lost count of how many perfect crosses James delivered, but our attackers failed to take advantage. He was solid all round and literally didn’t give the ball away once.
Kurt Zouma – 7
A couple of shaky moments from Zouma and one bad pass in particular that could have lead to a goal, but overall he was solid at the back again.
Thiago Silva – 7
He also had one dodgy pass that could have had a bad end result, but apart from that he was calm, confident, organised, and strong in the challenge. Good game for the captain on the night.
Ben Chilwell – 7
It was a typical Chilwell performance, he was a threat going forward but unfortunately Spurs put numbers on our left hand side knowing the pace of Chilwell and Werner can be a threat, so he couldn’t make his usual difference in attack.
N’Golo Kante – 9
Kante was majestic once again and was pinnacle to most of what Chelsea did good. He created a few chances in the match and was excellent in defence, cutting out Spurs attacks, and getting some vital blocks in.
Mason Mount – 8
Mount had Chelsea’s best chance with a great long range effort that was hitting the back of the net if not from a fine save by Lloris. He was his usual busy self and had a decent game overall.
Mateo Kovacic – 7
Kovacic can often be guilty of not tracking runners at times and this almost caused a couple of issues. But apart from that he was quality on the ball and excellent at bringing it out of danger for Chelsea and setting up attacks.
Timo Werner – 6
As I touched upon, Mourinho made sure he was always double-marked, and this managed to keep him reasonably quiet. He did score a brilliant goal in the first half but he was unfortunately offside.
Hakim Ziyech – 5
It wasn’t his night really, he couldn’t find his usual pinpoint perfect range, and none of his crosses were really coming off.
Tammy Abraham – 5
Although he did work hard, he missed a few decent chances to score, and at this level in games like this that are on such a knife edge, it is those chances that win matches. He will know that though and he will be frustrated and back again to make up for it next game.
Man of the Match – Reece James