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Chelsea player ratings: Abraham makes statement, Kepa struggles again

James Robson ran the rule over the Chelsea players…

It would be a surprise if he ended the month still at Chelsea, but this was no way to put himself in the shop window. Really poor for Jordan Clark’s goal – but denied Harry Cornick an equaliser with a big save at 2-1.

Needed a big performance and this was it. Some wonderful delivery from the right hand side, including cross for Abraham’s second.

Generally comfortable, but failure to get close to Cornick almost cost Chelsea with the score at 2-1.

Could have done more to try to block Clark’s shot for Luton’s goal. Over all probably did enough to keep his place.

Bright, energetic and willing to press forward. Positive performance all round.

Part of a youthful midfield two alongside Mount. His disciplined work enabled his partner to burst forward.

Captain for the day and starting in a more withdrawn role than usual, he was still an attacking threat with his forward runs. Wonderful first-half cross deserved someone on the end of it.

Combined really well with James on the right – including a back-heel to set up a second half chance. Grew in confidence and influence as he began to maraud across the front.

Deployed in a No10 role, he provided the assist for Abraham’s opening goal and won a late penalty, which he failed to convert. Chelsea desperately need to see more of a goal threat from him.

Denied from close range when he should have done better. Might have had a penalty when clipped by James Bree in the box.

Tammy Abraham 9 | Star man

A hat-trick to send a statement to Lampard that he should be the point of Chelsea’s attack. Hard to argue with that – especially after demonstrating the variety of goals in his arsenal.  

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Pulisic, 70’) 6

Immediate impact when setting up Abraham’s hat-trick strike.

Kai Havertz (Ziyech, 77’) 4

Little impact after coming on.

Olivier Giroud (Abraham, 77’) 4

Harried Luton defenders for the final moments.

Mateo Kavacic (Mount, 84’) –

Immediately provided the ball that saw Werner win a penalty.


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