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Chelsea player ratings: Pulisic frustrates, Ziyech quiet

Was relieved to see the woodwork come to his aid after Welbeck’s late strike. 

Back after injury and showed his versatility on the right of a back three and then as an orthodox right back. Looks better in the centre though. 

Given a difficult night by a Brighton team that posed a decent threat, but generally felt in control. 

Important block denied Brighton a late goal. Stood firm as the visitors piled on the pressure towards the end. 

Chelsea needed more from him to get behind a well-drilled Brighton rear-guard. Link-up with Pulisic could have been better.

Tidy with the ball as always. Could have done with better movement from those around him as he struggled to unlock the Brighton defence. 

Deployed in a more withdrawn role. Plenty of energy and moved the ball quickly, but Chelsea missed his attack thrust as a result.

Did not get forward as much as Chelsea needed him to. Rarely hurt Brighton. 

Could not replicate his semi-final heroics. A tame showing from the Moroccan international.  

Had Chelsea’s best chance of the first half. Other than that, did little to threaten Brighton.

Frustrated Tuchel with failure to run at Brighton often enough. Switched sides and looked slightly brighter on the right.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Alonso, 67’) 5

Gave Brighton something else to worry about – but didn’t stretch them enough.

Timo Werner (Havertz, 67’) 5

Very subdued after coming on. His wait for a goal goes on.

Olivier Giroud (Ziyech, 77’) 5

Never looked like finding a breakthrough.

Unused: Mendy, Chilwell, Emerson, Azpilicueta, Gilmour, Kante


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