Hakim Ziyech (Right winger): 5/10
Hakim Ziyech had a mixed performance. He is the kind of player who can go anonymous in games, but only needs one moment of magic to create a game winning chance. While his overall play was not great, Ziyech did create three chances, two of which could have easily turned into assists if Havertz had finished them. He showed that he is capable of changing the game with his left foot, but needs to contribute more often in other aspects of the game. Possibly even needs to build some more fitness if he is to be a regular in the team, starting every three to four days.
Kai Havertz (Striker): 7/10
Havertz was once again tasked with leading the line for Chelsea after a very impressive performance against Everton. Havertz impressed again with his link-up play, winning four duels and rarely misplacing a pass. However, if Havertz is to lead the line going forward, he is going to have to develop into a more lethal finisher. Even though all four of his shots were on target and tested Meslier, he ought to have scored one of them to give Chelsea the lead.
Mason Mount (Left winger): 7.5/10
Chelsea’s Player of the Season so far put in another consistent shift. His energy was visible right from the beginning of the game, and that energy level never dropped. He and Kante are probably the only two outfield players who could get into Marcelo Bielsa’s team, considering the manager’s demands off the ball. Mount has a great ability of finding space and time where there is none. Given how good his set piece delivery has been this season, he will be slightly disappointed that he was not able to put in better crosses to exploit Leeds’ biggest weakness this season—defending set pieces. Defensively, Mount won eight duels and three tackles, making him the Blues’ best attacker on the night.
Timo Werner (Left winger): 4/10
It is a bit harsh to rate Timo Werner’s performance, but his impact off the bench was close to non-existent. He spent 21 minutes on the pitch, but only had nine touches, completing just three of his five attempted passes, losing possession four times.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Right winger): N/A
Callum Hudson-Odoi was likely rested before Tuesday’s clash against Atletico Madrid. While he did make a positive impact off the bench, it was not enough to earn him a rating having played just over 10 minutes.
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