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Chelsea started the new Champions League season with a defeat as Frank Lampard’s side bowed to a 1-0 defeat to Valencia.
The Blues might have been the better side but a loss in concentration led to Rodrigo scoring a 75th minute goal while Ross Barkley missed a late penalty kick.
See the player ratings from this game below:
Kepa: Didn’t have anything to do the whole game but was exposed to a Rodrigo chance and could barely do anything about it. 5/10
Zouma: Had a solid game in defence and was sacrificed as Lampard decided to ditch the three at the back system late in the game. 6/10
Christensen: Very composed on the ball and a good game in the middle of the back three. 6.5/10
Tomori : Another good performance from the young centre-back. Good on the ball, excellent pace and top recovery. 7/10
Azpilicueta: Did well as the right wing-back and put in a good shift attacking and defensive-wise. Seems better in a back three system. 6/10
Alonso: Dished some impressive set-pieces and was very impressive from the left flank. 7/10
Kovacic: Had a good game. Worked hard and used the ball well. 6/10
Jorginho: Kept the midfield ticking, but didn’t give enough of his forward passes as we’ve seen from him very often this season.
Mount: Started the game brightly but was caught out by a late Coquelin challenge. 6/10
Willian: Was Chelsea’s best player and looked very dangerous every time he had the ball but couldn’t help his team with a goal. 8/10
Abraham: Didn’t look bemused as he put in a good shift in his Champions League debut.
Pedro: Replaced the injured Mount and took time to settle in the game. Looked a bit rusty. 6/10
Giroud: Came on for Zouma in the 73rd minute. Didn’t do much. 5/10
Barkley: He would take the bashing for missing a penalty late in the game. 2/10