Chelsea suffered a humiliating 3-1 defeat against 10-man West Ham away. Here are our ratings…
Sterling: 7/10. We saw some shades of the Man City Sterling today. Added directness to the game, running at the opposition and forcing them to commit fouls. Won a penalty after showing excellent on-the-ball skills but Enzo failed to convert it. Raz’s end product could have been better though as there were instances he should have made a better pass or a better shot.
Chukwuemeka: 7. Scored an excellent goal but his overall performance wasn’t particularly convincing as there was not enough creativity from him. Taken off shortly before the interval with what looked like a nasty knee injury.
Chilwell: 6.5. A decent outing from Chilwell. His crosses and runs were a big threat to West Ham and taking him off early was a mistake by Poch. Ben maybe could have helped Colwill more at the back but that’s the only issue with his performance today.
Gallagher: 5. Failed to track Aguerd properly and lost the header to him, leading to the West Ham opener. Didn’t offer much going forward.
Sanchez: 4. Showed his bravery early on but could have done better with Aguerd’s header. Very shaky overall.
Disasi: 3. Failed to keep up with his excellent Liverpool display as he was the worst of all defenders today. Needlessly shaky and not particularly good on the ball.
Enzo: 2. Played some lovely balls from deep to Sterling and Jackson but missed a penalty. Ghosted the entire second half though. A player with a price tag like his has to step up and become a leader in these circumstances, not fade into anonymity.
Jackson: 2. Great movement from the striker, he makes a lot of runs and makes himself available for passes. The problem is his finishing, you can’t miss so many chances if you want to play for Chelsea. His first-half miss on Sterling’s pass a few minutes Enzo’s penalty miss was simply comical.
Mudryk: 0. Came on late in the first half so had more than 45 minutes to prove himself and show why he’s worth the money paid for him. He didn’t as it was a yet another horrible performance from Misha. His 85th-minute miss on a Sterling cross was particularly bad.
Caicedo: 0. Fired a good effort from outside the box shortly after getting subbed on but that was pretty much it. Nearly caused a goal as his misplaced pass was intercepted by Fornals, whose effort was saved by Sanchez before giving away a penalty that led to West Ham’s third goal. Can’t have a worse debut performance after sealing a British record transfer.
Others: Madueke 5.5; Thiago Silva, Colwill, Gusto 4; Burstow N/A