1. BEN CHILWELL (9.0)
As far as Premier League debuts for a new club go, this one was certainly not bad for our new left back, who contributed with a goal and an assist. And while Chilwell obviously has plenty of Premier League experience already, he’s gelled quickly with his new teammates (on and off the pitch, it would appear). Long may that continue!
2. KURT ZOUMA (8.2)
Zouma had made the top three in each of his previous three starts this season, and that trend continued in start No.4 as well. In fact, he better his previous third places with a second place finish in this one. Could the Zouma-Silva pairing be finally the one we can settle on to provide some stability for the back four?
“Thiago and Kurt looked very good, very composed. Thiago has that great experience and we saw that. He is obviously still in his early days in terms of fitness, but let’s see how that partnership works.
“I want to find some sort of stability with the back four, of course I do. Those two showed how well they can do it, but that needs to be sustained.”
-Frank Lampard; source: Chelsea FC
3. JORGINHO (7.8)
It’s been commonly agreed that this was one of Jorginho’s better performances as of late, if not ever for the club, and the rating certainly underlines the former assertion. This is in fact his highest rated start since being named our Man of the Match in the wild 4-4 draw against Ajax last November, back when we thought he would become a changed player.
vs. CRYSTAL PALACE (PL, H, W 4-0)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): Chilwell (9.0)
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Zouma (8.2)
GOOD (7.0-7.9): Jorginho (7.8), Thiago Silva (7.6), Kante (7.3), Azpilicueta (7.3), Havertz (7.3), Hudson-Odoi (7.1), Mendy (7.1)
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Abraham (6.8), Werner (6.5), Pulisic (6.2, sub), Kovacic (6.1, sub)
POOR (5.0-5.9): —
BAD (4.0-4.9): —
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —