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Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United, Player Ratings: Rüdiger the beating heart of this team

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Community player ratings from Chelsea’s dramatic 2-2 draw against Mourinho’s Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea FC v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

1. ANTONIO RÜDIGER (7.6)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 81
Passes: 61*/67
Shots: 2*/3
Tackles+INTs: 2+1
Aerial duels: 3
Clearances: 3

Follow this man. Follow this man into battle.

2. ROSS BARKLEY (7.5, sub)

Minutes: 22
Touches: 26
Passes: 15/16
Shots: 1*/2
Tackles: 1

Barkley gave the ball away with his very first touch, with most of the rest that followed, he fulfilled Sarri’s decree of trying to make a difference and get Chelsea at least a point — in fact, he was the only player in the entire match to average more than 1 touch/minute. And with his final touch, he accomplished said goal (literally), being at the right place at the right time after David Luiz’s header hit the post and Antonio Rüdiger’s follow-up header prompted one of De Gea’s multiple magnificent saves.

3. N’GOLO KANTÉ (6.8)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 57
Passes: 39/42
Shots: 1/2
Take-ons: 1/2
Aerial duels: 2
Tackles+INTs+Blocks: 6+2+1

Speaking of magnificent saves, De Gea made sure that he would not get beaten by Kanté for the third time at Stamford Bridge, palming away a low shot that looked to be arrowing right into the corner of the net. Maybe next time, N’Golo!


vs. MANCHESTER UNITED (PL, H, D 1-1)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Rüdiger (7.6), Barkley (7.5, sub)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Kanté (6.8), Arrizabalaga (6.7), Jorginho (6.7), Hazard (6.6), Kovačić (6.4), Azpilicueta (6.2), Pedro (6.2, sub), Giroud (6.2, sub)

POOR (5.0-5.9): David Luiz (5.8), Willian (5.4), Alonso (5.3)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Morata (4.3)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


OVERALL