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Chelsea 2-0 Fulham, Player Ratings: Kepa keeps another clean sheet

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Community player ratings from an uneven Chelsea performance, but a much-needed win in the West London Derby

Chelsea FC v Fulham FC - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

1. KEPA ARRIZABALAGA (8.1)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 47
Passes: 39/41
Saves: 4

A third man of the match this season for the young goalkeeper who’s going about his business without much fuss or muss, completely belying his status as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper ... or perhaps exactly as one would expect from the world’s most expensive goalkeeper. It’s his fifth clean sheet in his last seven matches, too.

2. RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK (7.9, sub)

Minutes: 25
Touches: 25
Passes: 15/16
Shots: 1*/2
Take-ons: 0/1
Fouls drawn: 1
Tackles+Blocks: 2+1

As the cliche goes, if Loftus-Cheek weren’t a Chelsea player already, we’d surely be spending untold millions on him, too. But he is, so we just need to ensure that we don’s mes this situation up beyond repair.

3. N’GOLO KANTÉ (7.8)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 72
Passes: 52*/60
Shots: 0/1
Tackles+INTs+Blocks: 6+2+1

The talk regarding how to best use both Kanté and Jorginho rages on, but Kanté, who just barely edges Pedro for this third spot, showed in this one that he’s far from hopeless in his new role, while still having time to put in a team-leading amount of tackles.


vs. FULHAM (PL, H, W 2-0)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Arrizabalaga (8.1)

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Loftus-Cheek (7.9, sub), Kanté (7.8), Pedro (7.8), Hazard (7.1)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Rüdiger (6.8), Azpilicueta (6.7), Jorginho (6.3), Giroud (6.2), David Luiz (6.1), Kovačić (6.0)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Zappacosta (5.7, sub), Morata (5.1, sub)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Alonso (4.5)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


OVERALL