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Chelsea laboured to get a 1-0 win against Slavia Prague away from home, and the Blues looked a bit lethargic but were able to get the win courtesy of a late Marcos Alonso goal.

See the player ratings from the game

Kepa: Was awesome tonight; made some good saves to keep a clean sheet and saved Chelsea from going down. 8/10

Azpilicueta: Had it tough tonight, but managed to stay in the game. 6/10

Rudiger: Dealt with a lot of aerial balls and had so much defensive work to do against a determined Slavia side. Had a good effort on goal in the second-half. 7/10

Christensen: Good game as he had to deal with a lot of pressure from a fiery Slavia side. Seemed calm on the ball, although had some nervy moments. 6.5/10

Alonso: Was having a poor game as he made too many mistakes with misplaced passes and poor positioning. But scored the crucial winner to hand his side the advantage heading into the second leg. 6/10

Jorginho: Was the best of Chelsea’s midfield three as the trio couldn’t cope with Slavia’s intensity. 6/10

Barkley: Had some good moments but was a generally disappointing performance. He can do better. Taken off for Ruben Loftus-Cheek. 5/10

Kovacic: Poor game, lots of misplaced passes and was rightly taken off in the second-half. 3/10

Pedro: Very poor game; looked like the worst we’ve ever seen of the Spaniard. Couldn’t beat his man, couldn’t make a correct pass and just kept making wrong decisions until he was taken off by a frustrated Sarri, with Eden Hazard his replacement. 3/10

Willian: Hit the woodwork in the first-half and had some good spells in the game. His final ball was lacking, but he put a good cross in for Alonso to score. 6/10

Giroud: Worked very hard but lacked service from the team. 5/10


Hazard: Came on and livened the mood around the Chelsea team as he beat the Slavia players with ease. 6/10

Kante: Came on for Kovacic and brought his energy into the midfield as Slavia seemed to dominate. 6/10

Loftus-Cheek: Brought life to the midfield and was involved in the buildup to our only goal. 6/10

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