Chelsea player ratings: Olivier Giroud superb as Mateo Kovacic bosses midfield in Man United win

Willy Caballero

In the first half he only really had to tip over the bar from a Bruno Fernandes free-kick. Solid with the ball at his feet.

One stunning pass out from the back, but one shocking flap at the ball where Harry Maguire should have scored. But good off his line and dealt with things excellently. 7

Cesar Azpilicueta

One lovely cross into the box and came out of the defensive position well to help in midfield. Very solid defensively in the first half.

Showed why he was so good under Antonio Conte in that position. Really excellent performance once again and led by example. 8

Antonio Rudiger

An excellent run to cover a United break, and really not troubled too much. Held his position on the left of the three well and was solid in the first half.

A couple of rash tackles which he didn’t need to make and give United some chances. Unlucky with Maguire’s own goal, but it was his pressure which caused the United man to put it into his own net. 7

Kurt Zouma

Set the tempo well at the back with a solid display. Strong and read the game well, while his distribution was also better.

United were very disappointing going forward, however that really came from the defence being so solid. They have been criticised a lot this season, but today Zouma was part of an excellent back five. 8

Reece James

A solid first half, keeping tabs of Brandon Williams well and also moving forward well. An excellent shot from distance that David De Gea had to punch away.

Really continued that in the second half and got even better. Not troubled defensively, but going forward he was really neat and tidy and an excellent outlet. 8


Much more intensity to his game in the first half and got the ball moving quicker. Started the press well, also, setting the tempo for the midfield to pressure the United defence.

Carried that into the second half. Was high in the press and the United midfield just struggled to deal with the two in the middle. 8

Mateo Kovacic

Did a very good job in…