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Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur, Player Ratings: It’s Pedro’s world, we’re just living in it

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Community player ratings from Chelsea’s rousing 2-0 win over Spurs at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

1. PEDRO (9.0)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 60
Passes: 34/40
Shots: 1*/3
Take-ons: 2/2
Tackles+INTs: 3+2

He may be inconsistent (even in the context of this match, where he did very little before his goal), he may be getting old, but Pedro’s having his most productive season at Chelsea yet, with 8 goals in just 22 Premier League games (and 0 goals in 14 non-PL games ... sad face) putting him on course to reach double-figures yet again for the season.

Pedro’s excellent start to Sarri-ball life had many of us making bold, near-Mertensian predictions for the man who hadn’t scored more than 20 goals in season for nearly a decade, and while injuries (he started just 11 of 26 games at one point) and the team’s overall inconsistencies have ensured that he’s in no danger of hitting that mark, he’s still turned into a valuable contributor once again who sometimes pops up with something amazing — and not just in attack.

2. N’GOLO KANTÉ (8.4)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 67
Passes: 38/50
Shots: 0/1
Take-ons: 2/3
Tackles+Blocks: 5+3

One day, Kanté will not a constant fixture in the top three. That will be a very sad day. Today is not that day. Rejoice!

3. ANTONIO RÜDIGER (7.7)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 44
Passes: 27/33
Tackles+INTs: 3+2
Clearances: 3

Rüdiger just edges out center back partner David Luiz for a spot in the top three and considering that Spurs were kept without a shot on target (from 9 taken, 4 of which were blocked) and limited to just about one good chance, they both deserve to be up there (as do the two full backs and all the midfielders, including 9-tackle-man Jorginho).


vs. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (PL, H, W 2-0)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): Pedro (9.0)

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Kanté (8.4)

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Rüdiger (7.7), David Luiz (7.7), Azpilicueta (7.4), Kovačić (7.4), Caballero (7.3)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Alonso (6.9), Hazard (6.8), Loftus-Cheek (6.7, sub), Giroud (6.7, sub), Jorginho (6.6), Willian (6.6, sub), Higuaín (6.5)

POOR (5.0-5.9): —

BAD (4.0-4.9): —

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


OVERALL