Ajax v Chelsea player ratings

Michy Batshuayi’s late goal gave Chelsea a priceless Champions League victory. Here’s how we rated each Blues player against Ajax.

Kepa Arrizabalaga: 6

Rarely tested but dealt well with balls into his area.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7

Solid and dependable on his 350th Chelsea appearance.

Kurt Zouma: 6

Hit and miss, but looks more comfortable on the right of a back three.

Fikayo Tomori: 6

Pulled himself together after a dodgy first half. An early mistake almost proved costly but he was much improved in the second half.

Marcos Alonso: 7

A clever step over the ball helped tee up Batshuayi’s goal. The Spaniard worked hard on the left.

Mateo Kovacic: 6

Not at his best and was fortunate when Ajax hit the post after he lost his man at a corner. Won his fair share of challenges in midfield though.

Jorginho: 7

Did well in midfield and got through plenty of work off the ball.

Mason Mount: 7

Combative and a threat going forward. Had a couple of efforts on goal and always looked to create.

Willian: 6

Lively at times, but picked up a knock in the second half and was struggling when replaced by Christian Pulisic.

Tammy Abraham: 6

A learning experience for the young striker, who found the going tough against Ajax’s streetwise centre-backs. Worked hard up front but had little joy before being taken off with 20 minutes remaining.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: 7

Bright in the first half but did appear to run out of steam, perhaps feeling the effect of his recent return to action after a long spell out injured.

Christian Pulisic: 8

Lively after coming on against Newcastle and was impressive again after his second-half introduction. Set up two chances for Batshuayi – the second of which the Belgian took – and went close to scoring himself.

Michy Batshuayi: 8

Guilty of an appalling miss before making amends in emphatic fashion.