Chelsea have beaten Huddersfield in a game that ended up being simpler than it looked.
After a slow start which made it look like the Blues would struggled to break the Terriers down, they had the breakthrough from Tiemoue Bakayoko, and they never looked back from there, adding second and then third goals to increase their cushion
Here are our ratings from today’s featured Chelsea players…
Thibaut Courtois – 6 – Had nothing to do at all as Chelsea dominated possession from the very start. His only moment of note came late, when he made a great stop with the game already won, and was then beaten moments later by an unstoppable header.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7 – Tidy in defense, got a lot of opportunities to roam forward and made them count in the build up to the second goal.
Andreas Christensen – 7 – Immaculate as always at the back, if a little timid in possession.
Antonio Rudiger- 6 – Wasn’t troubled much and played some decent long balls but was beaten in the air to concede with the last play of the game.
Victor Moses- 7 – Threatening down the right all game.
Tiemoue Bakayoko – 7 – A little timid in possession and is clearly still not totally confident, but improved after scoring a nice goal from a clever run.
N’Golo Kante- 7 – Kept Huddersfield’s midfield locked down with ruthless efficiency.
Marcos Alonso – 7 – Played dangerous crosses
Pedro – 7 – Busy and dangerous as always in Alvaro Morata’s absence.
Willian – 8 – Set up the first goal with a good pass then scored the second with a cushioned header. Took risks and was rewarded.
Eden Hazard – 8 – Not at his most decisive but contributed to the goals and overall control of the game without wasting too much energy.
Michy Batshuayi – 6 – Looked keen to get on the scoresheet after being snubbed from the team but couldn’t fashion the chance he wanted.
Danny Drinkwater – 6 – Came on with the game already won, in a game that was all but a training excercise.
Ethan Ampadu – 6 – Became Chelsea’s youngest Premier League player when he came on. Made a mistake to allow Huddersfield to get a goal at the death.