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James Robson was at Estadio do Dragao and this is how he rated the Blues players…
Edouard Mendy 7
Rarely forced into saves, but commanded his area well with sound handling.
Cesar Azpilicueta 7
Some important interceptions to cut out City’s overloads out wide – none more so than the cross to deny Gundogan a tap in.
Thiago Silva 6
Heart-breaking to see him go off in the first half. Hadn’t put a foot wrong.
Toni Rudiger 8
Brilliant tackle on Foden denied City an opener. So many crunching tackles. Collision that saw De Bruyne go off was unfortunate.
His battle with Sterling was one of the narratives of the match and kept pace with the winger step for step.
N’Golo Kante 9
Absolutely imperious. The finest defensive midfielder of his generation, yet so much more. There were three of him out there.
Important roles as City looked to overload in attack. Perfect positioning and use of the ball.
Ben Chilwell 7
Wonderful block denied Mahrez. Given loads of space to hurt City on the left.
Timo Werner 6
Caused City so many problems with his movement – but his finishing is nowhere near the required level
Kai Havertz 8
Rewarded Tuchel’s faith with the opening goal. Hold up play was also important as City applied the pressure in the second half.
Mason Mount 7
Looked leggy recently, but his tireless tracking was superb and provided a wonderful for Havertz to score.
Andreas Christensen (Silva, 39’) 7
Unlucky not to start – but continued his outstanding form when coming on, with City creating little. Magnificent late block on Foden.
Christian Pulisic (Werner 66’) 6
How did he miss the chance to kill the game off earlier? Still a real threat with his dribbling.
Mateo Kovacic (Mount, 80’) 5
Brought on late to disrupt City’s flow. It worked
Subs not used: Kepa, Caballero, Alonso, Zouma, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Gilmour, Emerson