Mason Mount (Right winger): 6/10
New manager, same old Mason Mount. The Chelsea academy graduate has continued to impress and it is no surprise that he is still one of the first names on the team sheet under Tuchel. He was energetic and lively all through as he sought to make things happen for his side. The only downside is that he is suspended for the second leg courtesy of his yellow card in the first minute of the game.
Timo Werner (Left winger): 5.5/10
The German was kept relatively quiet in Romania. Although, he forced Jan Oblak into two comfortable saves but that was just about it as he was not really able to make his mark on the game. Opinions are split on how well the German has played under the new manager. He still has a lot to work on, but he has improved considerably since the arrival of Tuchel.
Olivier Giroud (Center Forward): 7/10
Chelsea’s most experienced striker came to the fore once more with a superb display against a water-tight defense. Giroud was constantly a menace for the opposition, winning headers and knocking balls on for his teammates. He showed wonderful technique and focus to execute a spectacular overhead kick which was the all-important moment of the game.
Hakim Ziyech (Substitute at 74′): 5/10
The Moroccan had to make do with another appearance off the bench but this time, it was a more positive one compared to his display at the St. Mary’s on Saturday. With Mount suspended for the second leg, Ziyech could be involved right from the off in three week’s time.
Christian Pulisic (Substitute at 87′): N/A
The American came was given a run out in the final three minutes of regulation time but he did not have any meaningful impact on the game, and he was not expected to.
Kai Havertz (Substitute at 87′): N/A
Like Pulisic, he featured for an insignificant amount of time so he couldn’t do anything of note.