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Chelsea 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion, Player Ratings: Kepa and the woodwork save the day

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Community player ratings from Chelsea’s disappointing scoreless draw

Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

1. KEPA ARRIZABALAGA (6.8)

As fans saved the day outside the stadium, Kepa Arrizabalaga saved the day inside of it, pulling off a couple decent saves (including one down low on a hard snap-shot late on in the game) and also getting a helping hand from his best friend, the woodwork, as Danny Welbeck pinged a shot off the post.

2. ANTONIO RÜDIGER (6.6)

The scoreboard may show goose-eggs all around, but even head coach Thomas Tuchel admitted that Chelsea got a bit lucky in this one in order to keep our latest clean sheet. That said, the team’s defensive solidity has been the main feature of Tuchel’s time in charge (except for whatever it was that happened against West Brom), so in a way, you make your own luck. And Rüdiger, who started on the bottom of the pecking order this season, has been a key cog in creating that solidity with a strong of good-to-excellent performances, which have raise his season average to match his Chelsea best (from his first season).

3. ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN (6.0)

Making his first start in four games following a hamstring injury, Christensen, another key performer under Tuchel, was shuffled out to the right side of the defensive three. He’s generally better in the center, but wasn’t bad here either.


vs. BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION (PL, H, D 0-0)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): —

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Arrizabalaga (6.8), Rüdiger (6.6), Christensen (6.0)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Pulisic (5.6), Hudson-Odoi (5.4, sub), Jorginho (5.3), Mount (5.1), Zouma (5.1), Werner (5.1, sub), James (5.0)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Giroud (4.9, sub), Alonso (4.9), Havertz (4.8), Ziyech (4.1)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


OVERALL