Chelsea 2-1 Wimbledon player ratings: Three standout Blues

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Conor Gallagher: 9/10

Gallager wore the armband for the Blues against Wimbledon, and like the commentator said “He treated it like it was a Champions League final”, which was an apt description indeed. Gallagher completed 96% of his passes, took four shots, and completed all five dribbles he attempted. More impressively, he won 10/11 ground duels he contested and 11/13 duels he contested in total. He was everywhere, winning the ball back and supporting his teammates in attack wherever they wanted.

Lesley Ugochukwu: 7/10

Ugochukwu looked composed in midfield, dictating the tempo, winning the ball back, and snuffing out counterattacks. He won 2/2 tackles, 2/4 ground duels, and completed 6/7 long balls he attempted. His long passing ratio was comfortably the best on the pitch, considering the volume. Unfortunately, he got caught in possession in midfield which led to a counter that resulted in a free kick, which led to the penalty Chelsea conceded.

Noni Madueke: 9/10

He won and scored the penalty that pulled Chelsea level, his dribbling was spot on once again, and his trickery helped win many fouls. He won three fouls while he was on the pitch, completed 6/8 take-ons, and took six shots. He also won 9/11 ground duels. Wimbledon couldn’t deal with Madueke when he was on the pitch, and Pochettino’s men took full advantage of it.

Ian Maatsen: 7/10

Once again Maatsen was deployed in a non-left back/left wingback role. He did fine on the night though, taking five shots and making two interceptions, but only winning 1/2 attempted tackles. Unfortunately, he won just 2/10 ground duels he attempted.