Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 6
He was sloppy with some of his kicks out. Could’ve done better for the penalty I felt. It was struck without any real pace and he was done by Hazard’s eyes.
Chambers – 5
Struggled massively against one of the best wingers in the world. Completely understandable but showed his lack of experience time and time again.
Mertesacker – 7
Was our best defender today but was unfortunately let down by those around him.
Koscielny – 6
Definitely struggled today against all the movement around him. Was at fault for the penalty and was lucky not to be sent off.
Gibbs – 6.5
He was decent today but was also culpable for the first goal. Tried to play a quick free kick into Sanchez who had no space to manoeuvre and left all our midfielders out of position.
Flamini – 6
He was decent by his standards today. Didn’t really do anything awful but never really took the game to Chelsea because he just isn’t good enough. Almost scored an own goal in the second half.
Özil – 5
Was dominated on the ball. Too easily outmuscled and was easily shepherded out of play. Just seems to lack fight when going shoulder to shoulder and in this league, that will make you second best. Still did the basics right but he has to do more and this was a disappointing performance considering his recent good form.
Wilshere – 8 (MOTM)
He was phenomenal for us today. Constantly turning with his agility and creating momentum for us in midfield. It was a shame that the movement in front of him wasn’t as strong as it should’ve been.
Cazorla – 7.5
He was quality today as well. Constantly turning and weaving his way out of trouble before starting a counter attack. Was always looking to keep our momentum. Terrible decision by Wenger to sub him off.
Sanchez – 5.5
He was poor today. Didn’t do well enough at all on the ball. Did his routine pressing but never threatened on the ball.
Welbeck – 5.5
He was isolated for large parts of the game and rarely got on the ball. Lost possession a few times when he did.
Chamberlain – 6
He came on and offered a bit of pace but didn’t provide the same sort of control that Cazorla was providing and that ultimately allowed Chelsea to get that second goal.
Podolski – N/A
I think he got on the ball twice.
Rosicky – N/A
He was only on for around 10 minutes and Wenger had given up on the result at that point so he couldn’t affect anything.