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Werner gets 9/10, Chilwell 8/10 – How the Chelsea stars fared in the thrilling 3-3 draw vs Southampton

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Kurt Zouma of Chelsea takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ben Stansall - Pool/Getty Images)

Chelsea 3-3 Southampton – Werner at the double but the Saints hold on

Chelsea welcomed Southampton as both sides restarted their league campaign. An end-to-end game was witnessed at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea held to a 3-3 scoreline. Southampton recovered from a 2-goal deficit but Kai Havertz struck the killer blow. It looked enough but Theo Walcott had other ideas as his shot was deflected in by Jannik Vestergaard in stoppage time.

The game went as expected, with Chelsea looking great in the attack but suspect when defending. Southampton did well to keep themselves in the game, and ultimately held the home side to a draw.

Chelsea Player Ratings

Kepa (GK) – 5

Another game, another error-strewn performance. Quite what he was doing when Che Adams scored the second for Southampton is beyond anyone’s understanding.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Danny Ings of Southampton scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Childs – Pool/Getty Images)

Cesar Azpilicueta (RB) – 6

Often had to slot into central defence as Ben Chilwell ran up the other flank.

Andreas Christensen (CB) – 6

Not the best of performances from the Dane. Didn’t really do much wrong though.

Kurt Zouma (CB) – 6

Got an early chance to score but looked defensively suspect. Equally at fault for the second goal when his half pass put Kepa in a spot.

Ben Chilwell (LB) – 8

The left-back who was doubtful for the game ended up as one of the best players for his side. Was literally everywhere and proved to be a thorn in Southampton’s side.

Chelsea’s English defender Ben Chilwell (C) fights for the ball with Southampton’s English defender Kyle Walker-Peters during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 17, 2020. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

N’Golo Kante (DM) – 6

Nothing spectacular but a solid showing nonetheless.

Jorginho (DM) – 7

Provided another of his trademark long balls to assist Werner’s second goal. Kept things tidy in the midfield.

Kai Havertz (AM) – 7

A tale of two halves for the record signing. Looked anonymous throughout the first half and gave the ball away, which resulted in Southampton’s first goal. Redeemed himself with a goal of his own.

Mason Mount (LW) – 6

A decent shift from the youngster with moments of brilliance. Was hooked off in the 72nd minute for Hakim Ziyech.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Timo Werner of Chelsea celebrates with teammate Mason Mount after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Timo Werner (ST) – 9

What a way to score your first Premier League brace. A dummy run, solo finish for the first. A delicate dink over the keeper and header for the second. Topped it off with an assist for Havertz. Top performance from the new man.

Christian Pulisic (RW) – 6

Looked a bit rusty on his return and played it safe. Did make some good runs into the box.

Substitutes

Hakim Ziyech – N/A

Made his much-awaited Premier League bow. Started off with a few nervy touches.

Reece James – N/A

Brought on with just a few minutes of regulation time left.

Tammy Abraham – N/A

Replaced Werner with just stoppage time to go.

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