Player Ratings ;
LENO 7️⃣. Only faced one shot but did well on crosses and distributed the ball well. Good concentration.
BELLERIN 8️⃣. Superb. Showed us what we missed. Solid defensively despite being very isolated at times. Looked dangerous on the overlap. Sadly, off injured and it looks like he could be done for the season...
KOSCIELNY 🔟. My MOTM 🔥. Superb. Captains performance. Lead the line, stepped out when needed, won his battles in the air and looked composed on the ball. Also a danger on set pieces.
SOKRATIS 9️⃣. Slightly below Koscielny on the day but was exceptional as well. A beast. Great assist for Kos. Showed his passionate side and what he’s capable of next to someone solid.
KOLASINAC 7️⃣. Was solid enough going both ways. Did his defensive duties but didn’t needlessly push up the pitch and leave us exposed. Disciplined.
TORREIRA 8️⃣. Gave the midfield balance. Pressed and counter pressed superbly. Kept the ball in moving and put in more than a few good set pieces. Pocketed Kante. What happened to him being the “Uruguayan Jack Rodwell”, Chelsea fans.
XHAKA 8️⃣. Hunted in packs with Torreira and Guendouzi all game. Covered the most ground of anyone and distributed the ball well.
GUENDOUZI 8️⃣. Work rate was superb. Smart on the ball (not overplaying) and was disciplined enough to keep the shape.
RAMSEY 8️⃣. Didn’t do much in an attacking sense but he completely marked Jorginho out of the game and ran the hard yards.
AUBAMEYANG 7️⃣. Could’ve had one or two goals but his link up play and work rate were superb. Everyone is worrying about his record in big games but yesterday, no one can question his performance.
LACAZETTE 9️⃣. Great gold. Held up the play well. Interplay was superb. Work rate was immense. Net perfect performance.
Subs ... 🔄🔄🔄
Manager ... 👤👤👤
EMERY 🔟. Perfect lineup, tactics and subs. Exploited Chelsea’s weakness consistently and cut out the supply to their main creators (Luiz, Jorginho and Hazard). Set out a balanced team and kept a clean sheet. Brilliant.