Chelsea player ratings: Cesar Azpilicueta superb as Olivier Giroud earns win over Norwich

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Had absolutely nothing to do in the first half, with Norwich not testing him at all and not really having to deal with crosses or set-pieces.

Very similar in the second half as well. The most vocal player on the Chelsea team, though. 5

Cesar Azpilicueta

Looked the most dangerous Blues player at times on the right, with Norwich giving him space and he got into good positions to put in crosses.

An excellent display down the right. Battled really hard defensively and always an outlet. Looked really up for it throughout. 8

Kurt Zouma

Defensively had very little to do in the first half, but his positioning was good. On the ball, just a bit slow, though, and didn’t get the ball into the midfield and forwards quick enough.

The Blues lost control a little in the second half at times, however he was still pretty solid defensively. 6

Antonio Rudiger

Very similar to Zouma defensively in the first half, with no issues at the back. However, a bit sloppy in possession. Played the crossfield ball a lot, but passes often went astray.

Better on the ball in the second half, finding Alonso with some nice passes. Made one very important tackle in the second half to see out a Norwich threat. 6

Marcos Alonso

Saw a lot of the ball in the first half, with a switch of play coming to him often. Biggest contribution was the pass to Pulisic leading to the opening goal.

Had so much space in the second half and could have made a lot more of it. However, some poor crosses and not really dangerous enough at all. 5

Mateo Kovacic

Like the rest of the midfield, just a bit slow in possession and didn’t really incise enough to disrupt Norwich and cut through them.

However, in the second half he got into gear a bit more. Some excellent runs from the heart of midfield to move Chelsea forward a bit more. 6


Too much of the ball going from just side-to-side, only once getting the ball over the top to Giroud in the early running of the match.

Got overrun a couple of times in…