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Malmö FF 1-2 Chelsea, Player Ratings: Ross Barkley finds his feet

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Community player ratings as Chelsea score an away goal and collect an away win for the first time in 2019

Photo by ANDREAS HILLERGREN/AFP/Getty Images

1. ROSS BARKLEY (7.0)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 69
Passes: 43/48
Shots: 2*/3
Take-ons: 2/3
Fouls drawn: 3
Tackles+INTs+Blocks: 1+2+1
Aerial duels: 2
Clearances: 4

The Manchester City debacle aside, Barkley has been finding his feet lately and he was the only player rated higher than simply average on Thursday, though just barely. Strong overall statistical performance from the 25-year-old, whose form had dropped off drastically after his early season successes.

2. EMERSON (6.6)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 100
Passes: 70/74
Take-ons: 2/5
Fouls drawn: 2
Tackles+INTs+Blocks: 1+2+1

Tight race for second with four players all on 6.6, but Emerson nicks it by a couple hundredths and by virtue of being Not Marcos Alonso!

3. OLIVIER GIROUD (6.6)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 48
Passes: 24/31
Shots: 2*/7
Fouls drawn: 2
Tackles: 4
Aerial duels: 1

That’s a lot of shots for Giroud, who was making just his second start of 2019. He and Barkley in fact combined for 10 of the 11 shots taken by Chelsea against Malmö (Pedro had the other one).


vs. MALMÖ FF (EL, A, W 2-1)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+):

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Barkley (7.0)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Emerson (6.6), Giroud (6.6), Kovačić (6.6), Christensen (6.6), Willian (6.5), Arrizabalaga (6.4), Azpilicueta (6.2), Hudson-Odoi (6.1, sub), Kanté (6.0, sub), Pedro (6.0), Hazard (6.0, sub)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Jorginho (5.8), David Luiz (5.8)

BAD (4.0-4.9): —

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


vs. MANCHESTER CITY (PL, A, L 0-6)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): —

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): —

POOR (5.0-5.9): —

BAD (4.0-4.9): Higuaín (4.2), Kanté (4.0)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Hazard (3.6), Loftus-Cheek (3.5, sub), Rüdiger (3.4), Arrizabalaga (3.4), Emerson (3.3, sub), Kovačić (3.0, sub)

LOL (0.0-2.9): Azpilicueta (2.7), David Luiz (2.6), Pedro (2.5), Jorginho (2.3), Barkley (1.9), Alonso (1.8)


OVERALL