Thiago Silva solid, Timo Werner ineffective – Chelsea player ratings v Manchester United

Chelsea picked up a Premier League point on the road on Saturday evening against Manchester United.

The Blues held United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford, in what was a fairly drab draw in the north west. football.londonChelsea correspondent Oliver Harbord gave his player ratings below.

Edouard Mendy

One heart in mouth moment when his pass almost found its way into his own net. Made an excellent stop to deny Marcus Rashford though when the United striker broke through. Another good save to deny Juan Mata.

Had less to do in the second half, with United struggling to get a decent chance for much of the 45 minutes. However, he made another excellent save to deny Mason Greenwood. 8

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Cesar Azpilicueta

Playing on the right of a back three and he looked like a man in form, holding his position well and not giving United many chances.

Had a tougher task when Rashford came over to the left, with Azpilicueta having to deal with his pace. However, he did that pretty well over the second half. 7

Thiago Silva

Very solid at the back in the first half and in the main kept hold of Rashford pretty well. The United striker only had the one break through to his name.

Showed his experience at times when one-on-one, even when not having the pace he stopped the attacks from progressing. Gives the defence so much confidence. 8

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Kurt Zouma

Aerially excellent, both from corners and when the ball was put in his direction in open play. Could have been quicker on the ball, though, with possession from the back too slow.

Another player who was solid and pretty comfortable throughout the match. Strong in the tackle and his positioning was good. 7

Reece James

A really strong first half defensively, easily winning his battle with Daniel James. Got forward as well with a couple of decent crosses, but…


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