Chelsea FC player ratings vs West Ham: Two sides of Timo Werner as Mason Mount causes problems

James Robson
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Chelsea took a big step towards Champions League qualification with a 1-0 win at West Ham on Saturday evening.

James Robson runs the rule over Thomas Tuchel’s Blues...

Chelsea player ratings

Edouard Mendy 6

Well covered by his defenders. When called upon, he was up to everything asked of him.

Andreas Christensen 7

Second half error handed Bowen a chance – but very quick to recover and block the West Ham forward’s effort. Impressive in the air.

Thiago Silva 7

Lingard’s lack of influence says everything about Silva’s control – even when West Ham enjoyed periods of pressure.

Toni Rudiger 7

Kept tight to Bowen to pretty much nullify him as an attacking threat. Always in command.

Cesar Azpilicueta 6

A rare appearance at wingback under Tuchel. Struggled to find space to attack the wide areas.

N’Golo Kante 7

Ate up the space in front of the Chelsea defence to snuff out West Ham’s promising moments.

Jorginho 7

At the heart of so many Chlesea attacks with his intelligent used of the ball. Protected his defence well.

Ben Chilwell 7

Lively from an attacking perspective. Clever pull back for Werner’s goal.

Mason Mount 8

Patient when presented with few opportunities to get behind West Ham. Found ways to cause them problems – including two wonderful long-range effort in the second half

Timo Werner 7

The two sides of Werner. Worked so hard running behind, broke his duck with a sharp finish, then missed an absolute sitter.

Christian Pulisic 6

Very mobile in a bid to find gaps in a packed West Ham defence, but presented with little in the way of service.

Substitutes

Hakim Ziyech (Pulisic, 74’) 6

Bright when coming on and finding dangerous positions.

Reece James (Azpilicueta, 86’) N/A

Tammy Abraham (Werner, 87’) N/A

Subs not used: Kepa, Alonso, Zouma, Gilmour, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi

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