Another loss for Chelsea against a Manchester club within seven days and this time is against Manchester City where Chelsea got defeated in the first seconds of the second half through one goal only, and the Blues Chelsea didn’t try to score and push forward and kept on over defending without any offensive reinforcements from the bench.
The reinforcements came very late such as Alvaro Morata’s substitute on the 87th minute which is too late for Alvaro Morata to be able to equalize and score against Manchester City in such a big match. It was a very disappointing performance where Chelsea didn’t even have any shot on target during the 90 minutes.
This loss makes Chelsea outside of the Champions League top four area for now, and Chelsea is threatened to be playing in the Europa League next season.
We will rate our players after every match, here are Chelsea Insider players ratings:
Cortouis: An average match, nothing much to do. Can’t be really blamed for the goal though. 6/10
Azpilicueta: Chelsea’s best player. A heroic save on the 27th minute. 7/10
Rudiger: Not a good much as well. 5/10
Christensen: Still having some sloppy moments such as Barcelona’s match. 4/10
Moses: One of his worst games, and missed one dangerous chance. 4/10
Alonso: Was at fault for the first goal by his marking. 5/10
Drinkwater: Not good enough for such matches. 5/10
Fabregas: Wasn’t fighting enough today. 5/10
Pedro: Had to be subbed off much earlier in the game. Didn’t really meet the expectations. 5/10
Hazard: Wasn’t dangerous in the first half, and in the second half as well. Not his best match. 6/10
Willian: Had to stay instead of Pedro. 6/10
Giroud: Didn’t really do much. 5/10
Palmieri: Not much to do. 5/10
Morata: Not much time to impress. N/A
Man of the match: None of Chelsea’s players. Maybe Azpilicueta deserves a mention.
Antonio Conte (manager): An over defensive match that seemed to be in Chelsea’s favor until the first seconds of the second half. No reaction after conceding the goal and Chelsea kept on defending and no good substitutes where Conte kept Pedro on the pitch and subbed off Willian. In addition to the late substitutes.