Chelsea player ratings: Callum Hudson-Odoi excellent but N’Golo Kante slips up in Arsenal draw

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Under some pressure and his first moment was to get closed down by Alexandre Lacazette when clearing. Arsenal not even with a shot in the first half, though.

Nothing he could do about the goal, with Chelsea’s defence leaving him so exposed that the finish was well taken, but slightly simple. 5

Cesar Azpilicueta

Solid defensively up against Gabriel Martinelli, but going forward he didn’t really offer a great deal. One of those matches, however, that the skipper looked really up for.

Seemed like a lot of effort in the second half, and really played high up the pitch. Put him into the perfect position to score the second goal. 7

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Antonio Rudiger

Pretty strong in the first half and held the line well. Arsenal having nothing of a chance up top and the combination of the centre-backs being good against Lacazette.

In the second half, played very high up the pitch to try to squeeze the Gunners back. Good defensively, though and was up for the corner for the goal. 6

Andreas Christensen

A very strong first half once again from the Dane, who is starting to look more of the centre-back that Frank Lampard wants him to be. Winning possession and his positioning excellent.

Again, in the second half he was pretty solid as well and dealt with the pressure when it came excellently. It’s been a decent couple of weeks for the centre-back. 7

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Emerson Palmieri

Didn’t offer enough going forward. A couple of nice bits of link up, but not enough final ball. A couple of good corners, but defensively Nicolas Pepe gave him a tough time.

More involved in the second half and tried to make an impact, but again some of the crossing was poor and didn’t find his target. 5

N’Golo Kante

Not enough quality on the ball at times, especially when looking to run at the Arsenal defence on the break. Very good…


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