Leicester v Chelsea player ratings

Chelsea finished their season by clinching third place in the Premier League. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 0-0 draw away against Leicester.

Willy Caballero: 6

He made a couple of unremarkable saves and looked alert and confident but had precious little to do.

Davide Zappacosta: 7

Zappacosta was predictably busy down the right on a rare start, getting forward well and never shirking his defensive work.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 8

A strong response to an unusually poor display in the week, Azpilicueta looked much more comfortable playing centrally. He was tenacious, positive and kept Jamie Vardy quiet, which is no mean feat.

David Luiz: 7

Luiz played within himself, defending impressively, keeping things simple and not venturing too far forward. But a slip could easily have led to a goal just before the break, but Vardy was unable to make the most of the error with a one-on-one chance.

Marcos Alonso: 6

He offers plenty to the side when in possession but was a concern because of a lack of pace against a direct Leicester front line who nearly exploited that fault on a couple of occasions.

Jorginho: 8

The fulcrum in Chelsea’s play, Jorginho was afforded plenty of space in an open game and made the most of it. His pass for an early chance for Ross Barkley was exquisite and he continued to shine throughout, dictating play and always finding time to pick a pass.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 8

Once again showed why he has to start, powering forward, shrugging off defenders with ease and freeing up space for his fellow midfielders because of his ability to run at people.

Ross Barkley: 7

The England midfielder made numerous good attacking runs, was neat, tidy and positive and was a constant goal threat, but should have scored from Jorginho’s pass.

Pedro: 7

Lively and a real pest to the home defence, Pedro looked sharp and staked a decent claim for a place in the starting line-up for the Europa League final.

Willian: 7

The Brazilian had one of his best games in recent months, rarely wasting the ball and setting up many a promising attack. He battled well against a spiky home defence and was a menace at the other end.

Gonzalo Higuain: 5

He was unfortunate not to score with a fine low first-half strike and also saw a decent effort blocked, but he was otherwise pretty poor. The Argentine gave the ball away far too much and missed an absolute sitter of a chance just before the interval.

Eden Hazard: 7

The brilliant Belgian had just 20 minutes to shine and immediately seized control of the game, dropping deep to dictate the play and demanding the ball at every opportunity. It could well be his final league appearance in a Blues shirt, and while there were no fireworks, his ability still stood out.

Mateo Kovacic: 6

Typically industrious but made little impact in the closing stages.