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Chelsea player ratings v Barnsley (Home) Carabao Cup 3rd round

As a new feature, the Chelsea blog will now be doing player ratings after every match. Each game every player that plays will have a rating out of 10. We start with last night’s 6-0 victory in the carabao cup against Barnsley.

Willy Caballero – The Argentine put in a great performance pulling off a few decent saves. A busier than expected evening for the 38-year old. The most notable being a long-range effort he acrobatically tipped over the crossbar. solid performance. 8

Cesar Azpilicueta – The Spaniard worked tirelessly throughout the match. The highlight for the Blues’ Captain was a tremendous block to deny Barnsley a goal. 7.5.

Emerson Palmieri The Italian looks to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge. A decent performance from the left-back renowned for being a handy squad player. 7

Thiago Silva – A decent debut from the Brazilian. A range of Passing as well as keeping it simple his no-nonsense approach is something to look forward to for out the season one such challenge to Fort what are Barnsley attack was one particular highlight. 8.

Fikayo Tomori – The youngster looked as if he was going to be surplus to requirements only a week or so ago. However, another reliable performance following on from his substitute appearance against Liverpool leave you wondering whether the 22-year old could well be Thiago Silva’s centre-back partner this season. 7.5.

Matteo Kovacic – The Serbian looks a bit short of match fitness; however, he didn’t do anything wrong, and they have been far worse performances. Overall solid when called upon. 7.

Ross Barkley – A decent performance by the Englishman. Took his goal well and probably should have added a second. Worked hard throughout the game and may have just given Frank Lampard something to think about. 7.5.

Kai Havertz – A superbly taken hat-trick by the young German. Hopefully a sign of what’s to come long term at Stamford Bridge. He has an impressive ability of making things look easy. 9. (Man Of The Match)

Mason Mount – Worked hard throughout the game and should have taken one of the two chances he was presented with. However, played a part with an assist in Havertz’s first goal. 8.

Callum Hudson-Odoi – Started the game well with a point to prove. This was an excellent opportunity for Callum, and if he had taken the first-minute chance he had, things could have gone a lot better. Drifted in and out of the game as the evening went on. Cut a frustrated figure at times. 7.

Tammy Abraham – An excellent performance by the young striker. Took his chance to open the scoring and if it wasn’t for a poor Challenge by Brad Collins, the Barnsley goalkeeper he may have had a second. worked hard throughout the match. Played his part in Havertz’s opening goal with a cheeky deliberate dummy. 8.5.

Substitutes

Ben Chilwell – Decent cameo performance on his debut. A good start to his Chelsea career. Aided by an assist. 7.5.

Kurt Zouma – Didn’t have a lot to do when he came on. But will be well aware of the competition for places alongside Thiago Silva. 7.

Olivier Giroud – The ever-reliable Frenchman came off the bench to score another goal. He adds something different to Chelsea’s attack when he comes on. 7.5.

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