Chelsea Player Ratings vs Everton: Mourinho Might Be Forced To Bench Ivanovic

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Everton

Chelsea endured a miserable afternoon at Goodison Park, losing 3-1 against Everton. The Blues were poor as they struggled to find answers to a perfect Naismith hat-trick. Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea some hope before half-time, but the champions were unable to get back on level terms before Naismith added his third. Naismith started the match on the substitutes’ bench, but was introduced early in the first half when Muhamed Besic picked up an injury that ended his afternoon.

Here is how we rated the performance of Chelsea players:

Asmir Begovic

If it weren’t for him, Chelsea could have easily been humiliated with a goal margin of more than two. Two fine saves kept the Blues in the match during the first half and did well to command his box. Couldn’t be blamed for the first two goals, should have done better for the third. 7


Had a good start to the game but faded away as Everton came charging forward. Came close to scoring in the second half. One of the bright sparks in a struggling Chelsea backline. 6


Branislav Ivanovic
Branislav Ivanovic

Nothing seems to be working for him right now, has had a torrid start to the season. Struggled to contain Naismith all afternoon. Looks in desperate need of rest right now, Mourinho might be forced to bench him soon. 4

John Terry

Returned to the starting XI after serving out his suspension  but looked uncomfortable and made a few errors alongside Zouma. Could have given a free kick inside the box when passing the ball back to Begovic. 5

Kurt Zouma

Had some good moments while defending against the likes of Lukaku, needs more time on the pitch to improve his game. 6

Nemanja Matic

He scored a stunning solo goal to bring Chelsea back into the game, looked solid when protecting the back four. A player who didn’t deserve to finish the game as a loser. 7.5

Cesc Fabregas

Is struggling to find any sort of form right now, didn’t have a meaningful touch all match. Looks a shadow of a player who tormented defenders last season. Mourinho needs his Spanish star to regain some form as soon as possible. 4

John Obi Mikel

Didn’t have a good game, hard to believe he has been at Chelsea for 10 years. Couldn’t protect his defenders and was practically invisible throughout the 90 minutes. 4

Edden Hazard

The Belgian had a few half-chances with efforts from the edge of the box as Chelsea won a string of corners. One of Chelsea’s more lively attackers, it is still hard to ignore the fact that he is nowhere near as good as he was last season. 6


He Struggled for much of the game, substituted after an hour. Last two matches have been a little difficult for the former Barcelona player after a superb debut match. 5

Diego Costa

Didn’t have a lot of service upfront, received a yellow card for hacking down Funes Mori late on. Diego Costa was not wanting for effort, but could not fashion enough opportunities for himself. 6

Written by Anurag Singh

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