Chelsea 0-1 West Ham: Player ratings
The pressure eased Manuel Pellegrini by Finishing a wait for a win as Aaron Cresswell Guaranteed a 1-0 victory.
Here, each participant’s performance is rated by us.
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6
The goalkeeper produced a reflex cease to refuse Michail Antonio at the first half and also repeated the suggestion in the next period to foil Fabian Balbuena. He would do nothing to stop Cresswell’s curling attack, however, and was caught under the ball for the Antonio’target’ that VAR ruled out. As the world’s most-expensive goalkeeper, Kepa does not fully convince.
Reece James – 6
Going forward there’s very not much doubt that the 19-year-old is one of the Premier League. Cross was whipped in by him cross against the Hammers but Chelsea’s attackers were not able to make the most. But Cresswell for the West Ham target beat easily him and it is from.
Kurt Zouma – 5
The French defender – in the absence of Antonio Rudiger – has created himself as Frank Lampard this year, yet that was none of the finer matches. He had been slow to respond once Cresswell curled home and cut and lost Antonio for the Irons”second’ .
Fikayo Tomori – 5
Tomori was his usual calm self in ownership but was caught out on more than one occasion although back in the starting XI having been benched against Valencia. Antonio ran the off in the first half only to fire and Balbuena escaped his attention.
Emerson Palmieri – 6
Left-back remains the field of weakness with Marcos Alonso or Emerson convincing of Chelsea. It was and he obtained forward and delivered chunks to the box, but a top was found by few. He kept Robert Snodgrass silent for much of the competition, though the Scot did deliver one sumptuous cross which Antonio couldn’t convert.
Jorginho – 6
The Italian has turned into one of the most important players of Chelsea this season and that was mirrored by the fact he was given the captaincy. Nevertheless this was one of the less powerful games of Jorginho. His departure was secure instead of despite being awarded time incisive and it was little surprise that he was substituted chasing the game.
Mateo Kovacic – 6
Much Kovacic’s effect on the game was restricted. There were a few of his signature dribbles forward, and just a shot on target at the stage, but the Croatian dropped heavier and deeper to accumulate the ball only knock it to some team-mate since the Blues searched for an equaliser.
Pedro – 5
The Spaniard was handed his first Premier League start as the end of September and has been his usual self. But he has the burst and struggled to make an impact in the last third. It was no surprise.
Mason Mount – 5
The England international was exceptional in the early matches of this season but his form has dipped in recent weeks and he was mostly unsuccessful against the Hammers. An early shot that was at David Martin was the Chelsea saw of Mount and also perchance a spell from this side would reinvigorate the 20-year-old.
Christian Pulisic – 6
Undoubtedly Chelsea effective player in recent months which was again the case at Stamford Bridge. Problems were caused by the in the first half but was not able to have a clear sight of goal due to clever protecting from Ryan Fredericks. He was moved professionally to the final 20 minutes and it was the incorrect call by Lampard since Pulisic faded out of this contest.
Olivier Giroud – 5
The World Cup-winner’s fifth Premier League appearance of this season and he seemed rusty through the opening half. Chelsea’s attacks often jumped the striker but he’d have had a simple finish in the James had Angelo Ogbonna not intervened, cross. He continued until the minute the Frenchman didn’t have a chance of notice. Tammy Abraham’s return in a hip injury cannot arrive soon enough.
Substitutes – Kante (6), Willian (5 ) ), Hudson-Odoi (5).
David Martin – 8
Man of the game. A Premier League debut, a sheet and a crucial win. It was the perfect afternoon for the goalkeeper. When called in action, underlining his place as the most powerful set of hands in West 30, he had little to perform across the 90 minutes but was assured.
Ryan Fredericks – 7
Did well to track the continuous threat Pulisic introduced early , especially preventing the American by opening the scoring with a last-gasp challenge.
Fabian Balbuena – 8
Returnee was welcomed by A to the Hammers back-line that was beleaguered. Threw his body in the manner of Chelsea that is every shot or cross and produced a block to deny Pedro’s first-half volley.
Angelo Ogbonna – 7
Not as his partner but was equally vital to the West Ham cause and produced a vital flick to deny Giroud that a free header at first-half stoppage-time.
Aaron Cresswell – 8
Considering several adequate crosses prior to taking matters into his own hands using an winning target, in the Chelsea box which were not taken by his own team-mates.
Mark Noble – 7
Scuttled about and tried to press on. The West Ham fans really much appreciated tidy using this ball, and a.
Declan Rice – 7
Tidy as we’ve come to expect from the England and composed international but he also captured several chances to open his legs and contribute moving ahead.
Robert Snodgrass – 8
‘d have had a handful of assists for Antonio on another afternoon but was at the forefront of what turned out to become a dominant and Hammers screen.
Pablo Fornals – 7
Worked tirelessly throughout without success before he played the critical pass that resulted in the winning goal of Cresswell.
Felipe Anderson – 6
A couple nice touches in the No 10 position but some way off creating something because of his forward and still well off the peaks of last year.
Michail Antonio – 7
Brought physicality to a West Ham attack that has been toothless lately. If you have had one goal, but two endings and VAR.
Substitutes – Yarmolenko (6), Haller (5), Masuaku (n/a).