PLAYER RATINGS: WATFORD VS CHELSEA

Very poor game from Chelsea, as the Blues were well beaten by a struggling Watford side 4-1.

See how the players fared in the game:

Courtois: Came out too early to tackle Deulofue which led to a penalty. Poor game in general for the team even though the remaining goals were from poor defending. 3/10

Cahill: Poor defending from the captain and the rest of the lads. Was outpaced for the penalty in the first half and continued to struggle all game. 2/10

Azpilicueta: Not the worst of the defenders, but he was part of a backline that couldn’t cope with Watford’s attack all game long. 3/10

Luiz: Caught out of position too often, and couldn’t cope with Troy Deeney. Had a made couple of minutes in the second half that could have got him sent off, and he made it so easy for Daryl Janmaat to jink into the box and then slid home. Made one funny mistake where he misplaced a pass in the penalty box in the second half. 2/10

Moses: Had one or two interesting runs, but his delivery was poor. 4/10

Zappacosta: Had some good runs and then lacked intelligence for some of his runs, and his defending for the fourth goal was a bit suspect. 4/10

Bakayoko: From a disappointing game against Bournemouth followed an even worse performance. For the 30 minutes that he was on the pitch it was dreadful and made so many costly errors before rounding it up with a red card.

Kante: Had to work hard to cover for Bakayoko in the first 30 minutes and worked hard for the team all through the game. 6/10

Pedro: Energetic and full of running, but nothing productive. Got off injured in the second-half. 4/10

Willian: Will be unhappy to have been sacrificed for Bakayako’s mistake.

Hazard: Was Chelsea’s best player tonight and tried to do so much for the team. Worked hard and scored a brilliant game, but it wasn’t enough. 7.5/10

Subs

Fabregas: Came on for Willian after Bakayoko was sent off, but he looked off the pace of the game and misplaced a number of passes. 5/10

Giroud: Started the game brightly after coming on for Pedro in the second half, but faded out. 5/10

About the Author

VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.