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Chelsea Player Ratings vs Bournemouth – Here’s how the Blues fared

Chelsea continued their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. Goals from substitute Pedro and Eden Hazard in the second half sealed the deal for Maurizio Sarri’s men against Eddie Howe’s men, who put up a good fight.

Chelsea struggled to carve the openings in the first half, and credits to Bournemouth for that. However, clever substitutions from Sarri tilted the game in favour of the home side. In the end, a comfortable three points for the Blues.

Chelsea player ratings

Kepa Arrizabalaga (6)

Bournemouth did create a few chances but weren’t clinical enough. Hence, Kepa wasn’t called upon to make a save. He was good with his passing and apart from that, he didn’t have much to do.

Cesar Azpilicueta (6)

Consistently provided an attacking outlet on the right-hand side, but his crossing quality wasn’t good. Covered the spaces well when required.

Antonio Rudiger (7)

Was strong at the back with some robust challenges and played a lovely pass through the midfield, which started the build-up for the opening goal.

David Luiz (5)

Passing wise, the Brazilian has been decent. However, his defensive awareness is shockingly bad at times. Sarri needs to take a look at that.

Marcos Alonso (7)

Was always an outlet for attacks from the left-hand side. Was involved in both the goals and he is improving defensively.

Jorginho (7.5)

Solid performance from the Italian international. He was crisp with his passing and pressed well to not allow any space for Bournemouth midfield.

N’Golo Kante

N’Golo Kante (8)

Seems to be relishing the new role as a No.8. He is becoming an effective box-to-box midfielder, who can protect the defence and move forward with the ball when required.

Mateo Kovacic (7)

Put in a real shift for as long as he stayed on the pitch. Neat passing and showed a good turn of pace to get past the midfielders on a couple of occasions.

Eden Hazard (8)

A quiet first half but came into his own in the second half and caused Bournemouth a lot of problems. Scored a goal which was deserved.

Eden Hazard

Willian (6)

Started brightly and looked dangerous. The Brazilian fiddled out in the second half and was eventually subbed.

Alvaro Morata (5.5)

Tried to make a few probing runs but couldn’t match it up with the ball that was played to him. He struggled in the second half when the Cherries sat very deep.

Substitutes

Olivier Giroud (Subbed on after 61 mins) (7.5)

Came on and had an instant impact by working hard and holding the ball to link up with the midfield players.

Pedro

Pedro (Subbed on after 64 mins) (7.5)

Added extra energy to the Chelsea attack and took his goal very well.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Subbed on after 79 mins) (6)

Came on late and made two surging runs forward. Did not get much time to make an impact.

Written by Mizgan Masani

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