Chelsea vs Man United player ratings: Hattrick hero Cole Palmer gets perfect score, again

Chelsea delivered the most entertaining game (for the neutral of course) a Premier League fixture has ever seen, while also delivering the worst defensive performance in recent times. Actually, those two things go hand-in-hand

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Chelsea welcomed Manchester United to Stamford Bridge last night with an axe to grind, after conceding 28 shots and two Scott McTominay goals in the reverse fixture to lose embarrassingly. Last night, the team was excellent at certain moments, and downright abysmal at others. Here is how the Pride of London rates the Blues individual performances. 

Dorde Petrovic: 5/10

Petrovic was poor against Man United. His performances have been slipping in the past few games. His positioning for the second goal could have been better. He wasn’t responsible for any of the goals, but he didn’t help either. 

Malo Gusto: 5/10 

Gusto was underwhelming as well, not because of what he did, but more specifically about what he didn’t do. He was ball-watching for Bruno Fernandes’ goal.

Axel Disasi: 6/10

Disasi looked like he was putting out fires, which he was, but he didn’t have a stellar game himself. He made an error that resulted in a shot, but also read many defensive situations very well. 

Benoit Badiashile: 6/10

Badiashile wasn’t so great, either, but his positioning was great, his passing was superb, and he won all the duels he contested. He lost the ball for the third goal, but the fact that he had to be that high up the pitch in the first place highlights a problem that is bigger than him. 

Marc Cucurella: 5/10

Cucurella had a difficult time against Man United’s Antony, which is damning, winning only 2/6 tackles on the night. His distribution was also lacking. He redeemed himself somewhat with the penalty he won, but even that is not enough to cover the performance he had.