James Robson runs the rule over Thomas Tuchel’s squad...
Chelsea player ratings
Edouard Mendy 6
Had hearts in mouths when struggling with an early back pass. Other than that, he was a virtual spectator.
Cesar Azpilicueta 7
Horrible back pass got his keeper in all sorts of trouble, but after that he looked comfortable enough as Chelsea dominated possession.
Andreas Christensen 8
Really confident display and part of a Chelsea defence that kept Suarez and Felix at bay for most of the match.
Antonio Rudiger 7
Had his pocket picked by Suarez in a nervy opening – but put enough pressure on the same man later to put him off when in a goal-scoring position and sound after that.
Callum Hudson-Odoi 6
Back in the starting line-up after being humbled by Tuchel at the weekend and worked tirelessly on the right.
Helped Chelsea dominate possession, but he struggled to open up a typically stubborn Atletico. Booking rules him out of the second leg, but the foul on Felix stopped a dangerous break for Atletico.
Mateo Kovacic 6
Got the ball in dangerous areas, but his final ball let him down when accuracy was vital.
Marcos Alonso 8
Important early header denied Atletico a goal-scoring opportunity. Restricted the visitors to little in the way of chances.
Mason Mount 7
Rash early challenge means he’ll miss the second leg, but recovered well to drive Chelsea forward and try to open up Atletico.
Timo Werner 6
Worked so hard, chasing and pressing Atletico – but final ball let him down.
Olivier Giroud 8
Wonderful bicycle kick showed what he can do when he gets the right service. Starved of it for the majority of the game, he was the matchwinner with a goal worthy of settling any game.
N’Golo Kante (Mount, 74’) 6
What a player to bring on when seeing out a win.
Hakim Ziyech (Kovacic, 74’) 5
Didn’t manage to open up Atleti.
Reece James (Hudson-Odoi, 80’) 5
Fresh legs helped out.
Kai Havertz (Giroud, 87’) N/A
Christian Pulisic (Werner, 87’) N/A
Subs not used: Kepa, Caballero, Zouma, Emerson, Chilwell, Gilmour, Abraham.