Chelsea player ratings: Callum Hudson-Odoi stars as Olivier Giroud seals win at Rennes

Edouard Mendy

Called into action late in the first half and did well with a couple of routine saves, which were bread and butter with the form he is in.

Made a superb double save in the second half, with the second from a corner being the stand-out. Let down by his defence with the Rennes goal. 7

Cesar Azpilicueta

Linked up well with Hudson-Odoi early on, before settling more into a defensive role. Excellent header late in the half to deny a free-kick going on target.

He quietly went about being defensively excellent for the Blues, killing many of the attacks that came down his flank. 7

Kurt Zouma

Very strong physically once again and looked pretty composed through much of the half. Good in the air and read the game well.

Some good moments during the course of the second half, but concentration let the defence down late on to conceded. 6

Thiago Silva

Solid in the opening 35 minutes as usual, bringing the ball out from the back and also winning possession back. A little loose later in the half.

However, in the second half he really showed his class, especially in his positioning. Reads the game so well that he seems to have all the time in the world. Although, not great when losing his man at the corner. 7

Ben Chilwell

Started the game well, with some nice movements down the left and causing havoc. However, was really sloppy on a couple of occasions and caused Chelsea some problems.

He has had a great start with the Blues, but this wasn’t one of his best games. Couldn’t make much of an impact in the match. 5

Mateo Kovacic

Not a massive influence on the game in the first half, not really being able to link up with the forwards. A couple of fouls which almost cost the Blues.

Again he didn’t have a massive impact in the match, unable to really make the possession count when he had the ball. 6


Moved the ball around well early in the game and got the tempo high, looking to hurt Rennes. However, faded a bit as the first half went on and the hosts got into the…