There was more misery for Chelsea this weekend as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa, went down to 10 men, and have now gone three Premier League games without a goal.
Chelsea looked to be on top in the first half, and at the start of the second half. However a Malo Gusto sending off in the 58th minute tipped the game on its head, and Aston Villa managed to strike in the 73rd minute through Ollie Watkins, take take the 1-0 victory and three points.
Read on for our Chelsea player ratings as we look at what cost the Blues, and who can hold their head high…
Robert Sanchez – 7 – Sanchez was quality throughout the game, making 2/3 excellent saves. The only thing letting him down was a poor lapse of concentration for the Villa goal, after Levi Colwill blocked the initial attempt, Sanchez looked to switch off and the subsequent second attempt went through his legs.
Levi Colwill – 6 – Colwill was solid, and defended well especially in the first half. He helped Chelsea to continuously win the ball when Villa looked to break and therefore allowed the Blues to sustain pressure in the first half.
Thiago Silva – 5 – The experienced defender was some what liable for the Villa goal, losing the ball close to midfield and then not taking the tactical foul once losing the ball. Was good on the ball in build up but cost Chelsea when it mattered.
Axel Disasi – 6 – Had a goal disallowed in the first half, and was defensively strong. Also showed he can fill in at right back, once Malo Gusto was dismissed in the 58th minute.
Malo Gusto – 5 – Was having a good game up until the sending off, joining in attack with Sterling and finding himself in advanced crossing positions. Had defended well up to the sending off too, however rating is clearly low due to the dismissal and the repercussions of it.
Moises Caicedo – 6 – Caicedo had a quiet game, did his job protecting the defence and winning the ball back in the middle of the park. Once the game stretched and Chelsea…
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Author : Connor Holden
Publish date : 2023-09-25 09:14:15
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