Chelsea player ratings vs Arsenal: Tomori flops but Abraham and Jorginho bail out Blues


Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 in a thrilling encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed the Gunners in front after just 13 minutes, turning home Calum Chambers’ flick-on to score Arsenal’s first home goal under Mikel Arteta.

Frank Lampard withdrew Emerson Palmieri and changed his side’s formation after just half an hour, and the Blues boss was eventually rewarded when substitute Jorginho tapped home following Bernd Leno’s mistake.

And Tammy Abraham then completed a remarkable turnaround when the England international swivelled and finished beyond Leno with just three minutes of normal time remaining.

Chelsea player ratings vs Arsenal – Premier League

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6

Could do little about the goal and other than that was generally quiet.

RWB: Cesar Azpilicueta – 6

Thankless task playing on the left side after Emerson’s substitution but helped bring Chelsea belated balance.

RCB: Antonio Rudiger – 6

Struggled early on with Arsenal’s movement but more confident in a back four.

CB: Kurt Zouma – 5

Struggled early on with Arsenal’s movement but more confident in a back four.

LCB: Fikayo Tomori – 5

A game he will probably want to forget. Struggled first in centre then out right.

LWB: Emerson – 5

Sacrificed after just 34 minutes for Frank Lampard to return to back four.

CM: N’Golo Kante – 6

Out-hussled at start by Torreira, which is a rarity. Energy never drops though.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6

Brilliant recently against Tottenham, he has been less impactful in recent games.

RAM: Mason Mount – 7

Usual effervescent self trying to make things happen and his cross finally did.

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LAM: Willian – 7

His direct running was Chelsea’s only real threat, but it was an effective one.

ST: Tammy Abraham – 7

Fed scraps but he always looked like he would make one of them work.

SUB: Jorginho (on for Emerson, 34 mins) – 8

SUB: Tariq Lamptey (on for Tomori, 59 mins) – 6

SUB: Callum Hudson-Odoi (on for Kovacic, 70 mins) – N/A



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