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Chelsea player ratings vs Bournemouth: Azpilicueta struggles as Alonso produces big performance

Chelsea came away from the Vitality Stadium with a point thanks to Marcos Alonso’s double as they failed to take full advantage of Leicester’s slip-up at Carrow Road.

The blues could have closed the point-gap to third the third-placed Foxes to just three points after they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Norwich on Friday night.

And things looked to be going to plan for Frank Lampard’s team when they went in one goal to the good at half-time thanks to Marcos Alonso’s 33rd minute strike.

However, the Cherries turned things around in three second half minutes thanks to goals from Jefferson Lerma and Joshua King to give them a 2-1 lead.

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But Alonso’s second goal of the game with just five minutes of normal time left to play ensured that the Blues would take something from the game.

So, how did the players fare at the Vitality Stadium? Take a look at football.london’s player ratings to find out.

Willy Caballero

Was called into action on a couple of occasions early on and he did really well to keep himself big and make the saves. Distribution was good as well.

Could have done better for the opening Bournemouth goal, with the header strong but at him. Couldn’t do much about the second one. 6

Cesar Azpilicueta

Really struggled early on, with Josh King having some joy down that flank. However, he managed to get a grip on proceedings and covered well. Some of his passing was sloppy.

Again defensively got caught out in the second half and struggled to get a hold of things. Moved into a centre-back role and did well at times to cover. 4

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Andreas Christensen

Really strong in the first half, doing well against Callum Wilson and putting his body on the line. Showed some good pace to cover and kept the passing simple.

The Blues were all over the back in the second half for the two Bournemouth…

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