Chelsea: Player ratings as defensive woes cost another two points

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea scores his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Mason Mount, Forward: 6.5

Playing at an unfamiliar position, Mount was hardly seen in action in the game. In the first half he barely had any noticeable moments: no shots on target, no key passes, no key dribbles in or around the box. Mount only had a shot that was blocked away for a corner in the first half.

After Willian came on Mount dropped to his usual position in the midfield and still didn’t really have much of a say in the game.

Christian Pulisic, Forward: 7

Pulisic played his first full 90 minutes in a Chelsea shirt against Sheffield United. He showed some good dribbling moments, drew fouls and even contributed a lot on defense.

Pulisic helped put Chelsea on the board by laying off the ball to Cesar Azpilicueta for the cross and then did enough to pressure Dean Henderson into fumbling the ball as Tammy Abraham scored the opener.

Tammy Abraham, Striker: 8.5

Keeping his scoring boots on from the trip to Norwich City. Abraham pounced on both chances the opposition gave him. Chelsea’s No. 9 ruthlessly punished a goalkeeping error and a defensive miscommunication. That’s what good strikers do: always attack the box, always attack mistakes.

Abraham was denied a hat trick when Henderson made a magnificent save in the 55′. He was Chelsea’s best player in the game.

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Willian, Forward, 60′: 6.5

Chelsea’s new No. 10 came on in the 60′ and took over the right wing, but failed to threaten the goal or create any chances for his team. He could have been through on goal if Tammy Abraham’s ball for him on the counter attack had not been cut out. Willian seriously needs to justify his jersey number.

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