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Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City, Player Ratings: A new low for the season

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Community player ratings as Chelsea begin the new year rather badly

Chelsea v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

1. CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI (6.6, sub)

Chelsea’s performance may have been marginally better in this 3-1 loss at home than in the 3-1 loss against Arsenal at the Emirates the weekend prior, but the cumulative depressing effect of our recent run of results still puts makes this game our lowest rated match on average so far.

That said, it’s only the fifth lowest rated match of Lampard’s tenure, so there’s room below yet. The other four worse from last year include the home losses to Bournemouth and Southampton, as well as the 3-1 loss to Everton at Goodison and the 3-0 shocker against Sheffield United, which actually dipped below 4.0 on average.

The performances of the three substitutes in this one, especially Hudson-Odoi’s, saved the team average from dipping any lower.

2. CHRISTIAN PULISIC (5.9)

Since his return from injury, Pulisic has been in decent if unspectacular form, and has been consistently rated one of the better performers on the team, even amid our terrible run.

3. KAI HAVERTZ (5.7, sub)

Not great, by any stretch, but got the assist. Perhaps a sign of him starting to turn a corner in terms of personal performance after his non-trivial bout with COVID-19.


vs. MANCHESTER CITY (PL, H, L 1-3)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): —

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Hudson-Odoi (6.6, sub)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Pulisic (5.9), Havertz (5.7, sub), Gilmour (5.5, sub), Mendy (5.0)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Chilwell (4.8), Mount (4.6), Silva (4.6), Zouma (4.3), Ziyech (4.0)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Azpilicueta (3.9), Werner (3.8), Kante (3.8), Kovacic (3.7)


OVERALL