Chelsea v Atletico player ratings

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Chelsea missed out on top spot in Group C after only managing a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.

Thibaut Courtois: 6

Had very little to do before Atletico suddenly came to life in the second half. He was beaten when former Chelsea man Filipe Luis’ left-footed strike hit the post, was able to gather Saul Niguez’s headed follow-up but was helpless soon afterwards when an unchallenged Niguez scored from close range.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7

A typically solid performance from the Spanish defender, who did his job with minimal fuss as always.

Andreas Christensen: 6

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Again looked composed at the heart of the Chelsea defence. But the centre-back missed glorious chances to score before and after Atletico went ahead, heading straight at the keeper and later sending a diving header wide from close range.

Gary Cahill: 6

Did the basics well as Chelsea were untroubled defensively for much of the game.

Victor Moses: 7

Had a very decent game on the right flank and seems to have quickly rediscovered his sharpness following his recent injury lay-off. Created a good chance for Alvaro Morata in the first half. 

Tiemoue Bakayoko: 6

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An improvement on a couple of his recent performances – the midfielder was less sloppy with his passing and was helped by the amount of ground N’Golo Kante covered alongside him. But Bakayoko still did not make much of an impact before being taken off midway through the second half.

N’Golo Kante: 7

Energetic and dependable as usual. Helped Chelsea get back control after a second-half spell in which Atletico scored and were growing in confidence.

Cesc Fabregas: 8

Had an excellent game. Was always creative, making chances for Christensen, Morata and Davide Zappacosta. Picked up space at will and consistently found the target with his passing.

Davide Zappocosta: 7

Didn’t always look comfortable on the left, where he played in the absence of the rested Marcos Alonso, but he worked hard and got forward often – including when his low shot was saved in the first half after he was found by Fabregas.

Eden Hazard: 8

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A terrific display from Hazard, who forced the own goal which hauled Chelsea level and was a thorn in Atletico’s side all evening. He almost scored with a deflected shot following a great run in the second half and created chances for Christensen and Willian, who should both have done better.

Alvaro Morata: 6

Was always a threat, but will be disappointed not to have scored. He had a number of chances, the best two of which ended with a weak shot after he was set up by Moses and another poor finish after being put through by Fabregas.

Pedro: 6

Lively after being brought on in the second half with Chelsea behind.

Willian: 5

Missed a sitter when he sliced high and wide after being perfectly teed up by Hazard. In contrast, fellow substitute Michy Batshuayi could consider himself unfortunate after shooting narrowly wide of the far post after being brought on for the final 10 minutes.