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Everton 2-0 Chelsea, Player Ratings: Poor things

Community player ratings from Chelsea’s third horrendous away defeat in a row

Everton FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

1. COLE PALMER (5.9)

After four games, Palmer’s back to being the Man of the Match, though talking about Man of the Match is always a bit incongruous with a performance like this one.

But Pochettino said we dominated, and Palmer was certainly key to that “domination”: most touches, most shots (by far), most shots on target of any attacking player.

Whatever shape or form our final answer might take for this billion-dollar project of ours, Palmer’s sure to play a key part in it.


Pretty standard performance from Sánchez, which is to say good performance, with all usual pluses and minuses that entails. We might get a chance to miss him however if his knee injury proves to be something non-minor.


The pretty generous reading of the situation here would be that Mudryk ran Ashley Young ragged (in fact Young would leave before half with an injury) and continued to get beyond his man at will throughout the match. At least when he could use his pace and only needed to use his pace. Anything beyond that was, and has yet to be anything else other than, a crapshoot.

In fairness, Mudryk was credited with 5 “key passes” (i.e. passes leading to a shot), and with better finishing and/or slightly more precise final balls, he could’ve easily had a few assists, too. Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve...

vs. EVERTON (PL, A, L 0-2)


EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): —

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): —

POOR (5.0-5.9): Palmer (5.9), Sánchez (5.7), Mudryk (5.4), Badiashile (5.4), Cucurella (5.3), Gallagher (5.2)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Disasi (4.8), Enzo (4.8), Caicedo (4.7), Maatsen (4.4, sub), Broja (4.3), Petrović (4.2, sub)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Sterling (3.9, sub), James (3.8), Jackson (3.5, sub)


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