Chelsea were punished for some terrible defending in a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United. Here’s how we rated each Blues player.
Kepa Arrizabalaga: 6
Left exposed for all three goals. Was particularly unfortunate for the first, which came when David McGoldrick scored from the rebound after Kepa had made a good save.
Reece James: 6
A reasonable display but there were few glimpses of the dangerous right-wing crosses he is capable of serving up.
Andreas Christensen: 5
Withdrawn at half-time after struggling badly. Too slow to react in the build up to the second goal.
Kurt Zouma: 5
Fully committed and prepared to put his body on the line, but was caught out on several occasions.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 6
Asked again to play at left-back and tried to make the best of it as usual. Solid enough.
Ross Barkley: 6
Caused some problems for the home side before going off in the second half.
Very poor. Too slow with and without the ball, which Sheffield United happily exposed. Will we see him in a Chelsea shirt again?
Has been in great form but was poor this time. At fault for the second goal, when he switched off and failed to stop the cross.
Mason Mount: 6
Plenty of effort and was prepared to drop back and defend, but made no real impact in an attacking sense.
Christian Pulisic: 5
Another Chelsea player who has been in fine form but just didn’t perform in this one.
Tammy Abraham: 5
Ineffective up front and unable to make the most of a couple of decent chances.
Antonio Rudiger: 5
A bad mistake for the third goal and his performance after coming on at half-time will do nothing to sway his critics.
Marcos Alonso: 6
Got forward well and made a positive difference after being introduced for the second half.
Olivier Giroud: 6
Perhaps unfortunate not to start, he gave Chelsea more bite up front after his introduction.