Maurizio Sarri’s perfect start at Chelsea – Community Shield final excluded – continued on Saturday with a 3-2 win over Arsenal. Pedro opened the scoring after just nine minutes and Alvaro Morata soon followed up, only for the Gunners to make it 2-2 just before half-time. Eventually though, Chelsea managed to reassert their dominance – resulting in a late Marcos Alonso winnner.
After the match we asked Blues supporters to issue player ratings for each of those involved in the 3-2 victory. Here’s a rundown of the three starters who disappointed Chelsea fans most despite playing their part in an important win, receiving the lowest average scores…
Kepa – 6.1: He may be the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football but Chelsea fans don’t seem overawed with Kepa’s early efforts for the west London club. While he didn’t have much to do against Huddersfield, the Spaniard could only get a finger on Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s delicious curler – although he did manage an impressive four saves on Saturday.
Willian – 5.5: With Pedro in fine form Willian only has a small window to cement a place in Chelsea’s starting XI before Eden Hazard’s full return, but the 62-cap Brazilian isn’t exactly taking that opportunity with both hands at the moment. He was probably Chelsea’s least effective player on Saturday, creating just one chance and failing to have an effort on goal before being hauled off after an hour.
David Luiz – 5.4: Luiz just doesn’t look comfortable in a back four and the veteran centre-half was lost at sea during Arsenal’s 15 minutes of relentless chance creation on Saturday. He didn’t register a single tackle or interception and only two clearances – although the Brazilian did complete an impressive 91% of his passes.
View the results in full below…
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