Match Review

Southampton vs Chelsea- Review by Aayush Khanal (Players Rating Included)

Aayush Khanal

Southampton FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League : News Photo
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea passes the ball to assist teammate Ross Barkley for Chelsea’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at St Mary’s Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Kepa Arrizabalaga : Kepa has begun to show his worth . A couple of saves he made was spectacular . His distributions were great throughout the match .
Rating: 8/10

Cesar Azpilicueta : The transition from right center back to a right back has been tough for him . Kept a clean sheet but hopefully better performances are coming .
Rating: 6/10

Antonio Rudiger : Could not match his high standard he set against Liverpool and has Danny Ings to thank for the clean sheet .
Rating: 6.5/10

David Luiz : He has been really good this season and that good form continued in this game . His distributions were really good and was solid defensively .
Rating: 7.5/10

Marcos Alonso: His improvement defensively has helped the team a lot . In this game too he was good defensively and bombarded forward when he got a chance .
Rating: 7/10

Jorginho :Our attacking play flows through Jorginho but defensively he needs to be a lot better .
Rating: 7.5/10

Kante : Covered Jorginho and helped him defensively . Also helped the team press effectively .
Rating:  7.5/10

Ross Barkley : Finally Barkley has scored his first goal for Chelsea . He also provided the assist for Hazard’s goal after winning the ball . Justified his selection ahead of Kovacic in this game .
Rating: 8/10

Willian : A bad game for willian . Did not look dangerous with the ball , made some bad decisions and wasted so many set pieces . Was rightfully taken off .
Rating: 6/10

Eden Hazard : What a season this Belgian is having . Scored his 7th pl goal this season to break the deadlock and provided his third assist of the season to Morata. A world class performance .
Rating: 8.5/10

Olivier Giroud : Has not still scored a goal but he is a valuable player for the team . Was unlucky not to get a penalty for a foul on him and also provided an acrobatic assist for Barkley . Was taken off for Morata.
Rating: 7/10

Substitutes:

Alvaro Morata : Scored a brilliant team goal in the latter stages of the game . That is two goal in four days for morata. Hopefully he can continue scoring .
Rating: 7.5/10

Pedro : Replaced Willian but did not contribute much to the game .
Rating: 6/10

Mateo Kovacic :After playing the full game in the Europa league it was no surprise he did not start this game . Came on for the final 10 minutes for Barkley.
Rating: 6.5/10

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