Edouard Mendy 7/10

Made some standard saves, which potentially Kepa would have let in. Was commanding from crosses in the first half. Distribution hasn’t been anything to write home about.

Cesar Azpilicueta 7/10

Solid defensively in the small amount he’s had to do. Link up play with Ziyech in the first half also been fairly good and been able to make a few good crosses for Havertz to almost get on the end of.

Kurt Zouma 5/10

Looked fairly shakey at the back in the first half. Didn’t deal to well with be pressed and failed to make any good progressive passes. However, played good diagonals a few times.

Antonio Rudiger 6/10

Looked fairly solid at the back. Dealt well with the press but failed to make any progressive passes.

Ben Chillwell 5/10

Been caught out a few times with balls in behind him and out of position. Also not been great going forward and failed to linkup effectively with Hudson-Odoi

Jorginho 6/10

Been good defensively and snuffing out the counter attacks fairly well. However, poor on the ball not making any progressive passes really.

Mateo Kovacic 5/10

Didn’t really do much in the 1st half. Really failed to assert himself on the game. Didn’t see any of his trademark dribbles and again very wasteful in possession.

Kai Havertz 6/10

Good defensive work rate to drop back into shape. Been wasteful on the ball other than his assist. However, he has made some great third man runs into the box with Azpi looking to find him on occasions.

Hakim Ziyech 8/10

Great linkup with Azpi. Fearless on the ball not scared to dribble at the defence and try be an inventive with his passes. Great movement for his goal.

Credit: Evening Standard

Callum Hudson-Odoi 7/10

Great off the ball movement from CHO. Could say he was a bit wasteful on the ball at times and struggled to link up with Chillwell. Did well to create space to take the shot for his goal.

Timo Werner 6/10

Didn’t have much service so was forced to drop deeper to get on the ball. Linkup play was good at times. His off the ball movement was great as ever and did well win the first penalty. Great strike from the spot gave the keeper no chance.


N’golo Kante 6/10

Didn’t really have to do much when he came on but did well to hinder the Russian side on the counter and moved the ball quickly as well when he did get a chance on the ball.

Christian Pulisic 7/10

Great off the ball movement. Always looked a threat when he was on the ball. Did well to take his opportunity late in the game. Less said about the attempted bicycle kick the better.

Tammy Abraham 6/10

Great at winning the ball back for Pulisic’s goal and provided a great assist for him. Solid 10 minutes from Tammy.

Emerson 5/10

Didn’t have anything to do really. Tried to linkup with Werner but to little effect.

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