Norwich 0-0 Chelsea – Player Ratings

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Chelsea laboured to a 0-0 draw against Norwich in one of the dullest games of the Blues’ season.

The first half was a dire affair, with neither team able to get much going and Chelsea particularly slow and sloppy.

Things improved gradually in the second period, and the game opened up briefly, but in the end it petered out into a dire finale.

Here are our ratings from today’s featured Chelsea players…

Starting Eleven:

Willy Caballero – 5 – Rushed out well a few times but also had a hairy moment on a corner.

Gary Cahill – 5 – Was pretty untested but his lack of ability on the ball meant that the team struggled to play out of the back, and he looked a little panicked when he got a booking.

David Luiz – 6 – Made several nice passes into midfield in the first half to try and bridge the gap between attack and defence, but also looked rusty, picking up a booking and getting caught on the ball.

Antonio Rudiger- 5 – Norwich threatened down his side in the first half but his pace was able to keep him in the game against Murphy.

Davide Zappacosta- 5 – Left Rudiger too exposes at times but at least made some inroads down the right as the game went on. Sadly his final product was consistently poor.

Tiemoue Bakayoko – 5 – Too slow and ponderous in the first half as the team midfield failed to connect defence and attack.

Danny Drinkwater – 5 – Equally poor in midfield in the first half, constantly taking too long to move the ball on. Had one good effort saved in the second but was largely uninspiring.

Kenedy – 5 – A bright spark down the left, although more notable for his intention than his success as several tricks failed to come off.

Pedro – 5 – Didn’t get much of the ball and wasn’t able to run in behind much without effective service from the midfield. Bad when he did get it.

Michy Batshuayi – 5 – Had no service and didn’t do much with what he had. Just doesn’t look to have the workrate necessary to succeed in a stodgy game like this.

Willian – 7 – The only Chelsea player who really got into gear in the first half, and for most of the second was the team’s best attacking outlet.

Substitutes:

Charly Musonda – 6 – Had no time to make a difference.

Alvaro Morata – 6 – Had no time or service to make a difference.