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Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City, Player Ratings: No one’s impressed by Chelsea’s clean sheets

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Chelsea may be keeping clean sheets left, right, and center, but what’s setting the tone of these player ratings is the lack of goals at the other end of the pitch, where the Blues have ran into a serious power outage and have now gone six straight halves without scoring.

As we’ve learned over the years, player ratings reflect sentiment much more than actual performances — even if we consider such ratings objective rather than subjective in the first place — and sentiment is running rather negative nowadays.

So keep that in mind as we run through ratings from the last two games, only one of which actually featured a bit of luck in keeping a clean sheet (thanks, Leicester!).


CHELSEA 0-0 ARSENAL, LEAGUE CUP: PLAYER RATINGS

Of the four draws against Arsenal this season (Community Shield, twice in league, and this one), this is the lowest rated over at 6.12.

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Azpilicueta (7.2)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Rüdiger (6.9), Kanté (6.9), Courtois (6.8), Christensen (6.5), Alonso (6.3), Moses (6.2), Fàbregas (6.0)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Willian (5.9, sub), Hazard (5.8), Morata (5.5), Drinkwater (5.3), Bakayoko (5.2, sub), Batshuayi (5.2, sub)

BAD (4.0-4.9): —

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —

Azpilicueta gets a Man of the Match nod here, with Rüdiger and Kanté rounding out the top three.


CHELSEA 0-0 LEICESTER CITY, PREMIER LEAGUE: PLAYER RATINGS

At 5.37, easily one of the lowest overall ratings of the season (5th lowest, in fact), just barely edging out the ennui of Norwich City. There are some very important names occupying the lowest rungs of the ratings ladder in this one.

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Courtois (7.5)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Christensen (6.5, sub), Azpilicueta (6.1), Willian (6.1, sub), Kanté (6.0)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Rüdiger (5.8), Alonso (5.7), Pedro (5.5, sub), Cahill (5.4)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Fàbregas (4.6), Moses (4.5), Hazard (4.4)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Morata (3.7), Bakayoko (3.4)

Courtois gets rewarded for the one save he had to make with the Man of the Match nod, his fourth of the season.


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