Chelsea Player Ratings vs Juventus: Chalobah, Silva, James, others shine as Chelsea take Old Lady to the cleaners

Chelsea saw off Juventus at Stamford Bridge to take control of Champions League Group H.

The Blues’ young guns were on form under the lights with Trevoh Chalobah, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James all on target.

And the win was wrapped up in stoppage time as Timo Werner – back from injury off the bench – fired in an emphatic fourth.

This is how the Blues fared in the match:

Edouard Mendy

Didn’t have a save to make in the first half but was indebted to Thiago Silva for keeping the game at 1-0 in the first half. Forced into action once after half time and made a good stop from McKennie. Losing count of how many clean sheets he has had in the Champions League. 8

Reece James

Almost caught Szczęsny out with a fine free kick in the first half and saw the Juve stopper beat away a second fierce effort. Had a third effort on goal and he unleashed a stunner into the far corner that gave Szczęsny no chance to continue his fine form. Best right-back in the country. 9

Trevoh Chalobah

Made his first Champions League start and scored his first Champions League goal on 25 minutes, lashing home inside the box. Didn’t have too much defending to do but when he needed to, he was calm and composed again. 9

Thiago Silva

Put his marker down on Alvaro Morata early on with a couple of well-timed interceptions. World class goal line clearance denied Morata a goal on his Stamford Bridge return. Just a Rolls Royce of a defender and didn’t make a single mistake all game. 9

Antonio Rudiger

Played as a left winger for the first ten minutes as Juventus stood off him time and time again. Like his fellow centre backs, had next to no defending to do for the majority of the game. 8

Ben Chilwell

A lot more disciplined as he marked Federico Chiesa out of the game in the opening 45 minutes, allowing James on the other side to rampage forward. Marked Chiesa out of the game that Allegri ended up shifting him to James’ flank. Very worrying injury in the second half forced him off on 72 minutes. 8


Conducted Chelsea with absolute ease in the first half as they dominated the ball and eventually got the breakthrough. Coasted through the game without so much as breaking a sweat. 8

N’Golo Kante

A mazy run early doors got Tuchel out of his seat. Picked up a problem midway through the half and was forced off, went straight down the tunnel and is a worry ahead of Man Utd this weekend. 6

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Use of the ball wasn’t the best in the opening 20 minutes and struggled to really get into the game early on. His impact grew though and got on the scoresheet just before the hour mark, netting Chelsea’s third. Impressive after the break. 8

Hakim Ziyech

Too one-dimensional trying to get onto his left foot and lost the ball too often as a result. Better after the break as he became a more pivotal figure in the game in the number ten role but still wildly inconsistent. 7

Christian Pulisic

Played as the central striker/false nine. Didn’t have much of an impact through the middle on his first start since injury and was unsurprisingly taken off on 72 minutes for Werner. 6


Ruben Loftus-Cheek (for Kante, 36′)

Superb feet created the third Chelsea goal for Hudson-Odoi and was a real powerhouse in the midfield after his introduction. Brutally took the mick out of Rabiot in the second half. Very, very good performance off the bench. 8

Cesar Azpilicueta (for Chilwell, 72′)

Played on the left after Chilwell’s injury. Solid enough though didn’t see much by way of the ball or defending. 6

Timo Werner (for Pulisic, 72′)

Made his return from injury. Looked understandably rusty when a half chance fell to him. 6

Saul Niguez (for Jorginho, 76′)

Some rare minutes for the Spanish midfielder. 6

Mason Mount (for Hudson-Odoi, 76′)

Quite a surprise to see him introduced with Chelsea 3-0 up. 6

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