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Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Player Ratings: Reece James brings the house down

Community player ratings from Chelsea’s excellent performance (despite the result) against Spurs

Chelsea FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

1. REECE JAMES (8.4)

Reecey Baby was not quite himself the first weekend of the season — not quite fully fit, as it was later revealed — but he more than made up for that with a stunning performance on this second weekend, starting the game in defense and finishing it at wing-back, continuing to prove indispensable. His performance really should’ve been rewarded with at least one assist as well when he put a goal on the plate for Kai Havertz. Alas...

Also, best celebration.


As far as Stamford Bridge debuts go, it doesn’t get much better than Koulibaly’s first game — except of course the result itself. So far so great from K2!

“I was feeling amazing to score with my second shot at Stamford Bridge, it was really beautiful. I didn’t expect it but I was really happy to do it in front of our supporters. It was an amazing atmosphere and when everybody shouted my name I was really happy and I hope it will not be the last time, I want to feel this the next time.”

-Kalidou Koulibaly; source: Chelsea FC


Cucurella looks tailor-made for this team, and it’s like he’s been here forever already. It was a big investment to get him in this summer, but so far, it’s looking like a wise investment as well.

vs. SPURS (PL, H, D 2-2)


EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): James (8.4), Koulibaly (8.1)

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Cucurella (7.7), Loftus-Cheek (7.6), Silva (7.5), Kanté (7.4), Mendy (7.0)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Sterling (6.9), Havertz (6.6), Mount (6.6), Azpilicueta (6.3, sub), Gallagher (6.3, sub), Jorginho (6.2)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Broja (5.8, sub), Pulisic (5.7, sub)

BAD (4.0-4.9): —

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


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