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Chelsea player ratings vs Krasnodar: Gilmour back; Kovacic impresses

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helsea wrapped up their Champions League grou-stage journey with a 1-1 home draw against Krasnodar on Tuesday evening.

Not a lot he could have done to stop Cabella’s opener – but produced a good save to deny Wanderson Maciel in the second half.

Important interception early on to end a dangerous attack from Krasnodar. His delivery wasn’t at its best.

Strong and authoritative at the back – led the defence well.

Good on the ball when trying to start Chelsea’s moves from the back. Looked comfortable.

Worked hard to get up in support on the left and in control defensively.

So hard to knock off the ball and so often picks the right pass. His tenacious tackling proved there are no concerns about his knee.

In the absence of Werner he resumed penalty-taking duties and was back to his deadly best. Pulled the strings in midfield.

One of the quiet stars of Chelsea’s season. His pass led to Abraham being brought for a penalty, which is typical of his positivity with the ball.

Looked to enjoy himself on the right of attack, with a lot of Chelsea’s forward play going through him in the early stages.

Won the penalty, but it was a frustrating night otherwise, with him getting little service to work with.

Struggled to make an impact, but worked hard and had some good touches.

N’Golo Kante (Kovacic, 74’) 5

Bright run straight after coming on almost set up Abraham.

Timo Werner (Havertz, 75’) 5

Immediate impact with a driving run that opened up Krasnodar.

Olivier Giroud (Anjorin, 81’)

Couldn’t find a winner on this occasion.


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