Well it wasn’t pretty, but 0-0 wasn’t the worst result to go into the 2nd leg of the League Cup semi-final 2nd leg with.
At a stadium where we haven’t won since 2011, it might’ve been quite an ask to come away with a win but in a game that wasn’t that eventful a draw was a fair result.
Here’s how the players got on:
David Ospina – 7.0
Being called into action a few times, Ospina did well to stay alert and keep a clean sheet going into the 2nd leg.
Calum Chambers – 7.2
Chambers put in a very composed display as he dealt with Morata fairly easily, maybe not so much with Hazard but ended up with a Stamford Bridge clean sheet.
Shkodran Mustafi – 7.5
Marshalled Morata well being the senior centre back and as usual was dominant in the air.
Rob Holding – 7.2
A great way to bounce back from Sunday. Holding looking much more comfortable last night in a three at the back as he wasn’t posed with as many questions as he was at Forest.
Hector Bellerin – 6.8
Had a solid outing at right wing back and wasn’t troubled too much by Marcos Alonso but could have got up the pitch more often.
Jack Wilshere – 7.5
Our captain for the night was probably the most deserving of the armband. Before eventually coming off to a knock, Wilshere was leading the team well, barking orders in midfield as well as bringing quality on the ball. An impressive captains’ performance.
Granit Xhaka – 6.5
Another mediocre day at the office for Xhaka. Mostly sideways passes and not too many diagonal, wing back-freeing passes didn’t make an impact and he made sure that he shouldn’t be put on set pieces anymore.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 6.8
Was effective at left wing back defensively as he kept Victor Moses mostly quiet but didn’t get forward as much as usual. One time he did get forward though there was a debate as to whether he should have been awarded a penalty.
Alex Iwobi – 7.0
Many people have focused on Iwobi’s toe blow which rolled into Thibaut Courtois’ but he did impress at times. Dribbling past players up the pitch proved very much to be a key to his game but his end product wasn’t quite there.
Danny Welbeck – 6.9
Wasn’t too impressive up top at Stamford Bridge but put in a decent shift and showed some good touches.
Alexandre Lacazette – 6.6
Unfortunately, the goal drought lengthens as he blasted his only real chance over the bar. Not a great outing.
Mohamed Elneny – 6.3
Didn’t affect much once on the pitch.
Alexis Sanchez – 6.4
Didn’t have much time to impact the game going forward.