Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang abysmal as angry Thiago Silva looks lost
Helsea were blown away by title contenders Arsenal after a dismal first half at the Emirates Stadium.
Martin Odegaard scored two similar goals after Granit Xhaka cuts to leave the Blues reeling before Gabriel Jesus added a third.
Noni Madueke netted his first Chelsea goal in the second half as his side improved after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was replaced by Kai Havertz.
It was too little, too late and caretaker manager Frank Lampard has now lost all six matches on his return to west London.
Nizaar Kinsella was in the Emirates to watch the latest episode of Chelsea’s implosion.
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 7
Not at fault for any of the goals. A spectator and totally exposed. He was then forced into many excellent saves in the second half.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 2
The captain seemed unfit and couldn’t manage the clever rotation of positions between Leandro Trossard, Granit Xhaka and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Wesley Fofana – 2
Overzealous in his tackles and gave too many free kicks. He looked angry as he left late for Trevoh Chalobah.
Thiago Silva – 3
A rare moment in the legendary defender’s career when he looked lost, angry and as if he had had enough. He did, however, clear a Gabriel header from the line.
Ben Chilwell – 3
Produced a dangerous shot on target in impressive fashion in a first half where Chelsea showed no quality.
N’Golo Kante – 3
Offered almost no protection to Azpilicueta. Looked like a shell of his former glorious self.
Enzo Fernandez – 2
Offered absolutely no protection in front of the back four, mostly at fault for the opening goal and outclassed by Jorginho, the man he replaced.
Mateo Kovacic – 3
Equally terrible in front of his defense, he looks woefully unfit. Kovacic produced a moment of magic, however, curling a ball past the Arsenal defense to set up Chelsea’s goal.
Noni Madueke – 5
Got his first Chelsea goal after a first-half baptism of fire. He had been a defensive liability but showed his worth when he was able to link up with Kai Havertz.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 1
Once again, the Chelsea striker barely touched the ball against his former employers. Of course, he hadn’t been started since November but he struggled a lot and only made nine touches on the ball.
Rahim Sterling – 4
Initially proved Chelsea’s biggest threat and were beaten by Ben White. Like the others, he was defensively poor but at least competed.
Kai Havertz – 6
Havertz produced his usual hard-working performance that gave his team a foothold in the game.
Mykhailo Mudryk – 6
Booed on the pitch at the Emirates, but provided some brilliant moments while dribbling from the backline.
Conor Gallagher – 4
He showed his usual fighting spirit when introduced.
Hakim Ziyech – N/A
Trevoh Chalobah – N/A
Unused substitutes: Mendy, Badiashile, Loftus-Cheek, Joao Felix.
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