A late Southampton equaliser meant Chelsea had to settle for a point at Stamford Bridge. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 3-3 draw.
Kepa Arrizabalaga: 5
Another woeful mistake by the much-maligned keeper, whose latest howler led to Southampton’s first equaliser. A shame, because he produced a couple of decent saves.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 6
Solid and dependable at the back, bar the odd sloppy pass.
Andreas Christensen: 6
Competed well and is a decent, if not perfect, option at the heart of the Blues defence. Deserves to be ahead of Antonio Rudiger in the pecking order.
Kurt Zouma: 5
Poor back-pass played Kepa into danger for the second Saints goal. Won his fair share of tackles and headers but never looked comfortable.
Ben Chilwell: 8
Very good at left-back. Had loads of space in the first half and used it to good effect, not least by helping set up Timo Werner’s opening goal.
Showed the good and bad side to his game. Pulled the strings when Chelsea were on top and set up Werner’s second goal with a great ball over the top. But he was totally overrun in the second half as Southampton pushed forward.
N’Golo Kante: 6
Also found the going tough in the second half after a relatively comfortable first period. Not at his best.
Kai Havertz: 6
A real mixed bag. The German giving the ball away led to Southampton pulling a goal back when Chelsea seemed in total control. He made amends with a lovely goal to restore the lead straight after the visitors made it 3-2, but he then missed a chance with a header from Hakim Ziyech’s corner.
Christian Pulisic: 6
Fairly quiet by the American’s high standards, although he played a big part in Havertz’s goal.
Mason Mount: 6
Worked hard to try to link play and support Werner, but the youngster had little success on a frustrating afternoon for him. Looked tired before being substituted in the second half.
Timo Werner: 8
Superb. Scored with two beautifully-taken goals, set up Havertz and was always a threat to the Saints defence.
Hakim Ziyech: 6
Showed glimpses of his obvious quality after coming on for his debut.