Chelsea vs Arsenal Ratings: Chelsea Player Ratings + Fans’ Reaction
The long-awaited Europa League final ended with Chelsea beating Arsenal by a 4-1 scoreline to give Maurizio Sarri his first professional trophy. The Blues’ rampant 2nd half performance led by the brilliance of Eden Hazard was too much for the Arsenal defence to handle and despite creating a few chances here and there, they were quite wasteful in the final third.
Eden Hazard scores a brace while Olivier Giroud and Pedro got Chelsea’s other two goals on the night. Alex Iwobi scored a spectacular volley but to no real effect. The Chelsea defence stood strong against anything that the Gunners had in their arsenal and even managed to keep Mesut Ozil unusually quiet on the night as well.
Here are the Chelsea Player Ratings:
Kepa Arrizabalaga 8
The Spaniard made quite a few decent saves but couldn’t have done too much about an absolutely sensation Alex Iwobi strike.
Cesar Azpilicueta 9
The Chelsea skipper had his best performance of the season down the right flank as he seemed to block everything down that side.
Andreas Christensen 8
The young Dane stood strong through the Arsenal pressure in the first period and looked very assured whenever he was called into action.
David Luiz 8
A typically secure display by the veteran Brazilian who did well to keep the threat of the Arsenal attackers at bay in the first period.
Did well going forward and combined well with Hazard down the flank. His played with confidence and defended his flank superbly.
N’Golo Kante 8
The French star was his usual self in the middle of the park he – never-ending bundle of energy constantly pressing to win the ball.
Despite getting caught in possession a couple of times in the 1st period, the Italian dominated proceedings in the 2nd half.
Mateo Kovacic 8
He was bullied around by the Arsenal midfield at times but came back extremely well in the 2nd half and put in a starring display.
The Spaniard showed excellent technique to take Chelsea’s goal but did even better to play the pass that won the Blues’ penalty.
Olivier Giroud 8
The French giant portrayed his worth yet again as he stepped up to the plate when his side needed him most and scored the opening goal.
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Eden Hazard 10
If there ever could’ve been a perfect farewell, this is it. The Belgian ran the show on the night and got himself 2 goals and an assist to show for it.
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