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Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea, Player Ratings: But what about Bob!

Community player ratings from Chelsea’s defeat at Old Trafford

Manchester United v Chelsea FC - Premier League Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images


Robert Sánchez’s numbers may have fallen off a bit of late, reverting to just bang average in the Premier League — conceding 10 times in the span of three games will tend to do that — but we were reminded of his excellent shot-stopping ability in this one. The penalty save against Bruno Fernandes was the most prominent, but he also denied Scott McTominay at point-blank range and kept the hosts to just two goals despite them generating a patently ridiculous xG total of over 4.0 (the second highest number in the league this season, bested only by our efforts against Spurs; and United did it against 11 men!).

We of course had a few Bob’s Adventures In Passing moments as well, but he was hardly the only one giving the ball away. Maybe he’ll grow out of it, like the rest of the team. (Sánchez still the second youngest regular starting goalkeeper in the league.)

2. COLE PALMER (6.2)

Far from his brilliant best, but a really well taken goal. Ian Wright was impressed by that finish, and he certainly knows a thing or two about scoring goals.


When in doubt, vote Thiago Silva.



EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): —

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Sánchez (6.4), Palmer (6.2)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Silva (5.0)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Broja (4.8, sub), Disasi (4.4), Colwill (4.3), Mudryk (4.3), Enzo (4.1), Cucurella (4.0), Caicedo (4.0)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): James (3.9, sub), Sterling (3.9), Jackson (3.1)


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