UEFA Champions League: Chelsea vs Juventus player ratings as the Blues slam four past Juventus to claim victory

Here are the player ratings for the UEFA Champions League fixture between Chelsea and Juventus

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea produced a stunning display against Italian club Juventus and defeated them 3-0 in matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League. The hosts produced a dispatch full of attacking brilliance with Trevoh Chalobah, Callum Hudson Odoi, Timo Werner and Reece James all getting on the scoresheet.

Chelsea

Eduoard Mendy (6/10)- The Senegalese international will be happy with yet another clean sheet in his bag. He was helped by Thiago Silva tonight who cleared the ball after he was caught out by Morata.

Trevoh Chalobah (8/10)- The Defender scored the important goal in the 25th minute to give Chelsea the lead. He slams the ball home from close range after the pass from Antonio Rudiger.

Thiago Silva (7/10)- Thiago Silva produced an important block in the first half to preserve the lead with a goal line clearance. He was just there in time to deny Alvaro Morata from scoring.

Antonio Rudiger (6.5/10)- The German international produced the assist for Trevoh Chalobah’s goal. He chested down the pass from Hakim Ziyech from the corner and gave the ball into the pass for Chalobah.

Reece James (8/10)- The right wing back was flying up and down the wing. He had a great opportunity to score when he took a shot on the half volley but produced a brilliant save from the Juventus shotstopper. He then scored the second goal with a fantastic strike into the bottom corner.

Ben Chilwell (6.5/10)- The left back had a wonderful chance to score in the initial minutes. He missed the chance to score after De Ligt cleared away the ball from him.

N’golo Kante (5/10)- N’golo Kante had night stopped in the first half itself as he was substituted with an injury. He was replaced by Ruben Loftus Cheek.

Jorginho (6.5/10)- The Italian International was an injury concern before the game but played. He produced a precise pass to the path of Callum Hudson Odoi whose shot was blocked by Bonucci.

Hakim Ziyech (7/10)- the winger was producing some precise passes into the box for others to attack. He provided the assist for Reece James for the second goal.

Callum Hudson Odoi (7.5/10)- The English youngster was looking sharp tonight playing from the left hand side. He drew in a foul from Juan Cuadrado in a dangerous position in the first half. Odoi then scored the third goal with a precise shot.

Christian Pulisic (5.5/10)- Christian Pulisic was given a great opportunity by Thomas Tuchel. However he failed to create an impact at the front of the attack for the home team.

Substitutes

Ruben Loftus Cheek (6.5/10)- The English International came on for N’golo Kante. He produced the assist for Callum Hudson Odoi’s third goal.

Cesar Azpillecueta (6/10)- Cesar Azpillecueta was brought on in the second half by Thomas Tuchel. He replaced left back Ben Chilwell who looked slightly injured

Timo Werner (7/10)- The German international substituted Christian Pulisic who was hardly effective in the match. However Timo Werner got into the act quickly and scored the fourth goal.

Saul Niguez- NA

Mason Mount – NA

Juventus

Wojciech Szczesny – 6.5/10 – Called to duty quite often than he would have liked, putting in a good shift. Made two brilliant saves to deny James, but couldn’t have done much for each of Chelsea’s goals. Made up much for his team’s shakiness at the back but couldn’t stop the goal flood.

Alex Sandro – 3/10 – Outdone by Chelsea’s right side combo of the galloping Reece James and Ziyech throughout. Very little going forward, with his defensive acumen called for often, but couldn’t own upto it. Left his marking of James, leaving the Englishman with yards of space for Chelsea’s second.

Matthias De Ligt – 5.5/10 – Not a scoreline he would have liked to see. Made some good blocks and offered as much as he could, but to vain. Couldn’t cover up enough for the incompatibility of the full backs.

Leonardo Bonucci – 5/10 – Not much of a leaders game. Offered too much space at the back for the Chelsea attackers to run into, though had some crucial clearings.

Juan Cuadrado – 4/10 – Quite a busy night for the Colombian international, who is kept tight on his toes right from the word go by Chelsea’s left winger Hudson-Odoi. Gets booked early by trying to stop Hudson-Odoi from going past him. Not much fruit going forward as he usually enjoys.

Adrien Rabiot – 4.5/10 – Not a very good shift in by the French midfielder, largely overwhelmed by the Chelsea midfield and losing possession in the middle at some key junctures of the game, giving the Blues the upperhand at times. Left Hudson-Odoi unmarked as he scored Chelsea’s third.

Weston McKennie – 4/10 – Similar fate on the right flank as Cuadrado, providing very little defensive aid to Cuadrado and even less attacking output. Worked to ground by the duo of Hudson-Odoi and Chilwell. Had a rare but good attempt on goal late on, parried away by Mendy.

Manuel Locatelli – 6/10 – The pick of Juventus’ men in the middle. Did everything from carrying the ball forward to providing a few good balls for the forward line. A good ball over the top for Morata, which he almost scored if not for a brilliant off the line clearance from Silva. Subbed off for Arthur.

Rodrigo Bentancur – 5/10 – Slow and shaky at the middle of the park. Saw very little of the ball and almost no output as Allegri would have wished from a player of his calibre. Gave away the ball to cheaply at times, and almost costed his team a goal early in the second half doing so.

Federico Chiesa – 4.5/10 – Couldn’t get much on the ball as much as he would have wanted, with the Blues’ defenders largely keeping him at bay, cutting off Juves’ major attacking output.

Alvaro Morata – 5.5/10 – Had a good chance in the 27th minute and almost did score when he lobs excellently over Mendy, only to be denied by Thiago Silva who clears just off the line.

Substitutes

Paulo Dybala- 4.5/10 – Came on late despite his injury and tried to get involved as much as he could. Had a rare attempt but far off goal.

Moise Kean – 4/10 – Too little involvement since he came on and the striker will be disappointed with his performance.

Arthur- 4/10 – Lackluster performance in the middle coming on for Locatelli, and lost the ball a couple of times.

Dejan Kulusevski – N/A

Koni De Winter – N/A

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