Player ratings: Arsenal 1 vs 2 Chelsea

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It was a game between the two youngest managers in the Premier League and Frank Lampard was the winner of the two as two late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham secured a Chelsea comeback.

It’s the first time the Blues have won a game from a losing position in the Premier League this season.

See how the players are rated from this London derby.

Kepa: Might not be blamed for the goal, but it’s time the Spaniard learns to produce world-class saves. Wasn’t tested much afterwards. 5/10

Tomori: Looked shaky playing in the left side of a back three as the Chelsea defence couldn’t cope with Arsenal’s frontline. Improved when the team switched to a back four. Taken off just before the hour mark for Chelsea debutant Tariq Lamptey. 5/10

Zouma: Was our best centre-back today and did well to help Chelsea defence hold on from conceding another goal. 6/10

Rudiger: His first-half performance was awful as he struggled to pass the ball out from the back. He improved in the second half. 5/10

Azpilicueta: Started the game as a right wing-back but switched to a left-back as Lampard decided to change things. He was strong at the back and kept pushing his team to get back into the game. 6/10

Emerson: Awful performance from the Italy international and had to be taken shortly after the half hour mark. Couldn’t keep track of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his goal and was continually exposed by Reiss Nelson and Mesut Ozil. 3/10

Kante: Worked really hard for the team and worked his socks in vital moments to keep the team from conceding more. 6/10

Kovacic: Did well but wasn’t as his best as Chelsea needed creativity in the final third. 6/10

Mount: Worked really hard all through and tried to make things happen whenever he was on the ball. Was very industrious. 7/10

Willian: Found it hard to break through Arsenal’s defence in the first-half but improved in the second half. 6/10

Tammy Abraham: Worked really hard and his holdup play was impressive. Lacked service in the first-half but didn’t let it deter him in the second half. Calm performance to score the match winner late on. 8/10


Jorginho: Came on just after the half hour mark for Emerson as Chelsea struggled to hold possession. His introduction aided Chelsea’s revival as it became all Chelsea from then on. Scored the equaliser but was lucky not to have gotten a second yellow before that. 8/10

Lamptey: It was a debut performance for the 19-year-old and he gave a good account of himself after replacing Tomori in right-back. His spend and energy made it scary for the Gunners defence as he combined better with Willian. 6/10

Hudson-Odoi: Came on for Kovacic with 20 minutes left and his performance was decent. 5/10

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