Mason Mount (Right winger): 8/10
An 8/10 display is what we have come to expect from Mount every week. While the youngster did not register a goal against Palace, he did manage to get an assist. His wonderful lofted ball was put on a plate for Zouma to head in for the Blues’ third goal. Mount lacked the finishing touch during this game, but made up for it with his energetic display.
Kai Havertz (Centre forward): 8.5/10
A 10/10 display in the first half, a 6/10 in the second—Havertz earns his rating mostly because of the incredible opening phase of play. The German was deployed as the most advanced player of the three attackers, but played the role of centre forward rather than an out-and-out striker. He constantly dropped deep to link play up and could easily have four goals on the night. He did score one, and assisted another, in the opening 10 minutes. Plus, the sensational bit of skill to dink the ball over the Palace defender with his first touch earns him an extra ‘0.5’.
Christian Pulisic (Left winger): 9/10
Pulisic rewarded his coach’s faith by scoring twice against Palace. The American attacker smashed in his first of the night from close range following a pass from Havertz. He then flung himself at a James cross to score his second, and Chelsea’s fourth, of the night. The player himself will be extremely pleased with his overall display, after he was subbed off at halftime in the previous league match due to an injury scare.
Hakim Ziyech (Left winger): N/A
The Moroccan was a disappointing figure when Tuchel took him out midway through the first half against West Brom. However, it had to be done on that occasion due to a red card situation. He got to play the final few minutes against Palace as a substitute for Kovacic.
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