Chelsea v Everton player ratings

Eden Hazard played following his recovery from a recent injury. [Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire]

Chelsea were held to a draw by a resilient Everton side. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.



Kepa Arrizabalaga: 6

Chelsea’s keeper saw very little action, with his most noteworthy save a pretty standard push over the bar from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s curling effort.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7

Tenacious and without fault defensively, Azpilicueta also posed more of an attacking threat than normal with some teasing crosses.

Antonio Rudiger: 7

The German did not put a foot wrong in his own box with a typically powerful showing. Rudiger was commanding in the air and comfortable with the ball at his feet.

David Luiz: 8

An excellent display, Luiz was unflappable at the back and at the heart of many of Chelsea’s best attacking moments. The pace and range of his passing was hugely impressive.

Marcos Alonso: 8

He had three sweet strikes that almost brought goals, a wonderful first-time volley, a free-kick that went narrowly wide and a low second-half effort that hit the post and he was always available in attack.

Jorginho: 6

One of his quieter games, Jorginho was tidy enough and defensively sound but was frustrated by Everton’s nagging approach which denied him space in deeper areas.

N’Golo Kante: 7

Another more than decent performance full of energy and hustling but the Frenchman’s influence is clearly less than in previous seasons because of his more advanced role. He looked slightly unsure of the runs he should be making in the final third.

Mateo Kovacic: 6

The Croatian was always probing and looking to play the thoughtful, final ball, but his execution was too often not quite up to standard.

Willian: 7

Chelsea’s sharpest attacking threat in the first period with a typically busy display. Willian was also a width of a post away from opening the scoring with a low strike across goal after the interval before being replaced in the final quarter.

Eden Hazard: 8

He grew into the game magnificently and was outstanding after the break, twice going close to opening the scoring and showing all his strength, class and quality on the ball to create several more promising positions.

Alvaro Morata: 6

Morata played with much greater confidence following his recent return to form and should have had a penalty when he was impeded by Yerry Mina as he tried to get on the end of a cross. But he once again looked to take a tumble and win a free-kick or penalty rather than battle for possession.

Cesc Fabregas: 7

He made the most of what little space there was and his calmness, vision and ability to execute a killer pass almost led to a winner on a couple of occasions.

Pedro: 6

Busy but ineffective in the latter stages.

Ross Barkley: 6

He was desperate to impress after coming on against his old side in the dying embers of the match but was unable to do so.