1. CHRISTIAN PULISIC (6.4)
Obviously not the result we wanted in this game, but on the bright side, we got a third start in a row from Pulisic, which is only the second time all season he’s managed that. Just like last season, a series of minor-ish and not so minor-ish injuries have impacted his form and ability to consistently contribute, but he’s showing signs that he’s just about as fit and as willing as ever. We’d prefer him on the left, but he’s finding his feet on the right as well now, and that’s good, or even necessary versatility to have for him.
2. CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI (6.4, sub)
Speaking of bright spots, Hudson-Odoi’s half-time introduction and subsequent impact has certainly made everyone wonder how he still has managed just six starts all season. Sure, the recent injury hasn’t helped, but given Timo Werner’s struggles and all the other injuries to wingers and wide-men, it sure seems absolutely imperative that Callum gets more changes to showcase his skills.
3. TAMMY ABRAHAM (5.5)
Solid enough performance in the end from Tammy, including a goal that now puts him level with Giroud and Werner as top scorer this season with eight.
vs. ARSENAL (PL, A, L 1-3)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —
GOOD (7.0-7.9): —
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Pulisic (6.4), Hudson-Odoi (6.4, sub)
POOR (5.0-5.9): Abraham (5.5), Zouma (5.3), Mount (5.3), Silva (5.2)
BAD (4.0-4.9): Mendy (4.9), Kanté (4.8), Havertz (4.8, sub), Chilwell (4.5), Kovačić (4.4), James (4.1)
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Jorginho (3.5, sub), Werner (3.3)