Chelsea player ratings vs Brighton: Pulisic frustrates, Ziyech quiet, Mount spark missed

James Robson
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Chelsea missed out on the chance to go third in the Premier League as they were held to a goalless draw by Brighton on Tuesday night.

Here’s how Thomas Tuchel’s side rated...

Kepa Arrizabalaga 6

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

Andreas Christensen 6

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.

Kurt Zouma 6

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

Toni Rudiger 6

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

Reece James 6

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

Jorginho 6

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

Mason Mount 6

Deployed in a more withdrawn role.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

Marcos Alonso 5

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

Hakim Ziyech 5

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

Kai Havertz 6

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

Christian Pulisic 6

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

Substitutes

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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