Chelsea player ratings vs Spurs with one effective 7/10 and two poor 5/10s - gallery
Chelsea recovered from a dismal start to take all three points from their visit to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on a stormy night in North London.
An early opener from Dejan Kulusevski provided the hosts with the perfect start but that only proved to be the start of what would be an eventful night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
By the time the half-time whistle had been blown, Spurs had been reduced to ten men by Cristian Romero’s red card, been drawn back by a penalty from Cole Palmer, lost the services of James Maddison and Micky van de Ven through injury and witnessed a whole host of contentious decisions as the likes of Reece James and Destiny Odogie narrowly avoided red cards after lengthy VAR checks.
Odogie’s luck ran out in the second-half when he received a second yellow card for a late challenge on Raheem Sterling and Chelsea made the most of their two-man advantage to secure a 4-1 win thanks to a hat-trick from Nicolas Jackson.
LondonWorld reflects on the performance of the men in blue with our player ratings from their win against Ange Postecoglou’s side.
Manchester United have scored nine goals in three Champions League away matches, and not won any of them. That is more than Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Inter Milan, Real Sociedad and PSV Eindhoven, all of whom have already qualified for the knockout stages, have each scored in five games in the competition this term.
The cross was delivered by Bukayo Saka, and the finishing touch was provided by Kai Havertz, but Arsenal’s winner at Brentford would never have materialised without the work of Martin Odegaard in the build-up.