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Chelsea player ratings: Rudiger stars as Blues show they no longer have back pain but flop in attack as Juventus win

, Chelsea player ratings: Rudiger stars as Blues show they no longer have back pain but flop in attack as Juventus win

CHELSEAS best performances were all at the back as they flopped going forward in their 1-0 defeat at Juventus.

Here’s how Thomas Tuchel’s men rated on a frustrating night summed up by Federico Chiesa’s winner 10 seconds into the second half.

Federico Chiesa whips the ball in despite pressure from Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger
Romelu Lukaku shows Chelsea’s frustration as they fired blanks at Juventus

Edouard Mendy – 6/10

He didn’t have loads to do in Italy but he did well when he was called upon as Juventus put together a few dangerous counter-attacks.

Couldn’t do much about their goal, a brilliant finish from Federico Chiesa.

Andreas Christensen – 7

Some very good moments on the ball bringing it out of defence confidently as the Danish international continued his good recent form at the back for Chelsea. 

Thiago Silva – 7

Frustrated with those ahead of him for not doing more with the ball in the first half and showed his good leadership once again.

He was also very good on the ball and covered well defensively. Slow to react and could have done better for their goal.

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Antonio Rudiger – 7

Some great recovery runs to get back and sniff out Juventus’ counter-attacks, and always looked to get forward to support the attack when he could.

Left isolated for their first goal.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 5

Rather quiet out as a wing back.

He will always do a job there but he certainly isn’t the surging energetic wing back that Chelsea needs in the position – one who will get to the byline and pick out a cross.

Jorginho – 5

Shaky start from him and he took a while to get his usual hold of a game.

He was subbed off on 60 minutes and will want to forget this one as soon as possible.

Mateo Kovacic – 5

The Croatian international gave the ball away a lot in the first half, which was unusual for him.

He was let off a couple of occasions when Juventus should have scored after he gave the ball away. This wasn’t his best game in a Chelsea shirt for sure.

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Marcos Alonso – 4

Slow and flat was the best way to describe Alonso.

He will always be a threat in attack with his good finishing and good left foot, but he so often let attacks get slowed down or break down when he decides to pass backwards instead of advance. Unsurprisingly subbed off at half time.

Hakim Ziyech – 4

Started on the left in attack to provide for Romelu Lukaku with his wizard of a left foot.

But he failed to create much for the striker and the game appeared to pass him by.

, Chelsea player ratings: Rudiger stars as Blues show they no longer have back pain but flop in attack as Juventus win

Playmaker Kai Havertz saw Chelsea struggle at Juventus

Kai Havertz – 5

A very quiet first 45 minutes from Havertz who looked rather lost and out muscled by the physical Juventus defenders.

He did start to come alive a bit more in the second half but missed two good chances with his ahead.

Romelu Lukaku – 5

Once again he was starved of service from his Chelsea team-mates in the first half, with those around him not being able to create anything for him. He was visibly frustrated again.

Missed a couple of good chances as well, one a header that he got all wrong and another a left-footed strike where he should’ve hit the target.

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Ben Chilwell for Alonso (HT) – 6

Certainly injected more energy down the left but couldn’t really effect much.

Trevoh Chalobah for Jorginho (60 mins) – 6

Played in midfield and then went back to centre-back.

Tried his best to add some more intensity and options for Chelsea.

Callum Hudson-Odoi for Azpilicueta (60 mins) – 6

Came on at right wing-back again, and once again looked uncomfortable there, although he did fire in two very good crosses that were wasted.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Ziyech (60 mins) – 8

Made an instant impact when he came on and should have started the game.

He looked dangerous from the off driving through the midfield.

Ross Barkley for Christensen (74 mins) – 7

Looked very lively and created Chelsea’s best chance of the game.

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