Chelsea v Southampton player ratings

Chelsea endured a disappointing night against Southampton. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.

Kepa Arrizabalaga: 6

Had little to do but produced a smart save to deny Stuart Armstrong when called upon in the second half.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7

Defended as solidly as ever and served up an excellent ball into the box towards Alvaro Morata, who should have done better.

David Luiz: 8

Luiz at his best; classy on the ball, decisive when defending and always alert. A couple of superb challenges were the highlights of an excellent performance.

Antonio Rudiger: 6

Steady and unspectacular against a side which offered very little going forward bar a spell of second-half pressure.

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Marcos Alonso: 5

Ineffective on the left, where he had little joy. His below-par form continues.

Jorginho: 5

Not dynamic enough in the middle of the pitch, where Southampton were often comfortable. Slow, methodical and easy to anticipate. A disappointing showing.

N’Golo Kante: 6

Tried to make things happen in the more attacking role he is still adjusting to. Showed energy but a lack of quality at important moments.

Ross Barkley: 6

Probably the best of Chelsea’s midfielders, but he too struggled to make things happen. Linked up nicely with Eden Hazard on occasions.

Willian: 6

Bright early on and was missed after going off injured shortly before half-time.

Eden Hazard: 6

Endlessly tried to take up positions in order to make something happen, but he was well dealt with by the Saints, who defended resolutely throughout.

Alvaro Morata: 5

Perhaps unlucky to have a goal disallowed for offside, and he was lively in the opening stages. But again he fluffed his lines in front of goal, missing two decent chances.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 7

Set up a chance for Morata in the second half and did well after coming on despite not being fully fit following a back problem.

Cesc Fabregas: 6

Brought on midway through the second half in order to add some creativity. His passing was sound and he operated at a higher tempo than Jorginho. Set up Morata for the disallowed goal.