Hakim Ziyech (Right winger): 6/10
The Moroccan looked frustrated when the board went up with his number. Despite being one of Chelsea’s few bright sparks in the first half-hour, Ziyech was substituted in exchange for Christensen following Silva’s red card. Tuchel made the call to keep his back three intact by sacrificing an attacker, and that attacker was Ziyech.
Timo Werner (Striker): 6.5/10
It wasn’t the return to form that Chelsea fans would have hoped for, but it was a step in the right direction for Werner. The German international was somewhat devoid of confidence during the first half but grew in stature in the second. He provided the assist for Chelsea’s second goal by keeping his composure in a high-pressure situation and nearly had a second after his flick found Zouma from a corner. The Frenchman blasted the ball over, with the entire goal gaping.
Christian Pulisic (Left winger): 6/10
It was a welcome return to the Chelsea starting XI for Pulisic, who scored the opening goal of the match. The American winger was the quickest to react after Alonso’s free kick had hit the post. However, from that point onwards, everything quickly spiralled downwards for the Blues. They were down to 10-men within a minute of Pulisic’s goal and found themselves trailing 2-1 at halftime. Pulisic was taken off by Tuchel at the interval.
Mason Mount (Left winger): 6.5/10
Mount was rested by Tuchel for this match, given the fact that he started all three games for England while on international duty. However, the German tactician had to throw him on for the second half with his team chasing the match. Mount was his usual energetic self—popping up everywhere to press the opposition players. He made a mistake for West Brom’s third goal but redeemed himself by pulling one back for Chelsea.
Kai Havertz (Forward): N/A
Kai Havertz was Tuchel’s last throw of the dice, as the Blues enjoyed an extended spell of dominance midway through the second half. Chelsea was trailing 2-4 at that point but was the likelier of the two teams to score next. The centre forward came on to assist in the same, but was unable to have much of an impact.
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