Chelsea Player Ratings vs Leicester: Havertz, Chilwwell, others shine

March 13th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6/10 – Kept busy by Leicester but rose to most of the challenges put to him. Couldn’t get over to Daka’s equaliser, however.

CB: Wesley Fofana – 6/10 – A little panicked by Castagne and Daka but nothing to be too concerned about.

CB: Kalidou Koulibaly – 7/10 – Another solid defence performance, topped off with a surprise assist for Chilwell’s opener.

CB: Marc Cucurella – 7/10 – The resurgence continues. Grew in confidence as the game progressed.

RM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7/10 – He might not be as fluid as Reece James in this position but Loftus-Cheek impressed with his physicality.

CM: Enzo Fernandez – 7/10 – A glorious assist for Havertz in what was an impressive showing full of a lot of gritty defensive work.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – 8/10- His stunning volley secured all three points after Mudryk’s knockdown. The stand-in captain’s front-footed midfield pressing led to a Kai Havertz shot that was blocked, helping build attacks and stop counter-attacks.

LM: Ben Chilwell – 9/10 – Exceptional against his former club, scoring a stunning first-time volley and clearing a shot off the line early in the second half. It looked like he enjoyed facing his former club, invoking a Jamie Vardy-esque provocative goal celebration in response to being booed.

RW: Kai Havertz – 8/10 – Seemed to relish playing behind the striker here. Brilliant movement and an excellent goal.

ST: Mykhailo Mudryk – 6/10 – Another awkward showing but he’ll be relieved to avoid the 007 – zero goals, zero assists in seven games.

LW: Joao Felix – 6/10 – A mixed 45 minutes full of good and bad moments. Off at half-time, which may have been related to Ricardo’s naughty challenge in the opening few moments.

Conor Gallagher (46′ for Felix) – 7/10 – Great energy. One of Chelsea’s best performers in the second half.

Christian Pulisic (72′ for Chilwell) – 5/10 – Barely involved in his 20-minute outing.

Trevoh Chalobah (72′ for Loftus-Cheek) – 6/10 – Offered some valuable composure at the back when Leicester were growing into the game.

Carney Chukwuemeka (82′ for Mudryk) – N/A

Benoit Badiashile (86′ for Fofana) – N/A

Graham Potter – 6/10 – It wasn’t Chelsea’s best performance but we’re starting to see what Potter is trying to do here. For the boss, that’s as valuable as the win.

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