1. MATEO KOVAČIĆ (6.5)
Frank Lampard singled out Mateo Kovačić after this otherwise disastrous performance from Chelsea, saying that the 25-year-old former Real Madrid squad player (and in the process, three-time Champions League winner) was the only one on the level of Bayern. Few would disagree with him, even if the rating itself is knocked down by a couple points due to the actual outcome of the game.
Kovačić has room to improve, too, which should make him a key part of the squad going forward, this season and well beyond. I’d personally like to see him work on being a more visible leader as well — “I don’t have many advices” was a pretty telling quote pre-match just as it was earlier in the season — but one thing at a time, I suppose.
2. WILFREDO CABALLERO (6.4)
Chelsea’s goalkeeper situation remains as weird as ever, but the keys to the net appear to be with Caballero now. He started his fifth in a row in all competitions, and for the first 45 minutes, pulled off a bit of a masterclass. Then he ran out of mojo, though short of actual magic, there was nothing he really could’ve done about any of the three goals.
3. OLIVIER GIROUD (5.4)
Aerial duels won: 3
Somebody had to finish third, so it might as well be Giroud. Shout-out to Mason Mount for his game-leading 5 shots.
vs. BAYERN MUNICH (CL, H, L 0-3)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —
GOOD (7.0-7.9): —
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Kovačić (6.5), Caballero (6.4)
POOR (5.0-5.9): Giroud (5.4), Mount (5.1), Christensen (5.0)
BAD (4.0-4.9): Pedro (4.7, sub), James (4.7), Rüdiger (4.6), Jorginho (4.6), Willian (4.5, sub), Alonso (4.4), Azpilicueta (4.4)
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Abraham (3.8, sub), Barkley (3.5)