Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings by fans: Could you expect anything else…?
The results of the Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings by fans.
Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.
Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.
A bit like the match, it isn’t pretty, a clear man of the match and a few more getting some credit.
Karl Darlow (7.1) might have conceded five goals in two games since his recall but nothing he could do about the three at Chelsea and he definitely kept the score down.
After the United keeper there wasn’t anybody who rated 6.0 or better for the fans.
Captain Ciaran Clark (5.9) did his best to hold things together but he didn’t have a great deal of help from those around him.
The same up front for goalscorer Dwight Gayle (5.9), although Jacob Murphy (5.8) once again hinted at better to come, and helped create the Newcastle goal.
After that you had Chancel Mbemba (5.5) who was badly at fault for the second goal and then Mikel Merino (5.1), two starts inside a few days maybe proving too much for him, as well as the quality of the opposition and poor nature of most of his teammates.
As for the very weakest, Mohamed Diame (3.2) and Ayoze Perez (3.5) were once again woeful, offering next to nothing going forward or back.
The revamped defence didn’t really work, as Lejeune (4.8) and Manquillo (4.6) struggled, with Matt Ritchie (4.0) all over the place as he was complicit in two of the goals.
An impossible position for the three subs with the game already lost, though they didn’t make any claims as to why they shouldn’t have been left out.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 6pm on Sunday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Chelsea 3 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Gayle 12
Chelsea: Hazard 21, 74 Morata 33
Possession was Chelsea 66% Newcastle 34%
Total shots were Chelsea 23 Newcastle 8
Shots on target were Chelsea 9 Newcastle 2
Corners were Chelsea 11 Newcastle 4
Referee: Kevin Friend
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Lejeune, Mbemba, Ritchie, Diame (Shelvey 75), Merino (Yedlin 85), Murphy, Perez (Hayden 62), Gayle
Elliot, Joselu, Mitrovic, Aarons
Crowd: 41,538 (Newcastle 3,000)
(Read what Rafa Benitez said after the defeat in West London HERE)
(Alan Shearer gives honest assessment on Chelsea defeat HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Chelsea 3 Newcastle 1 – Read HERE)
(Danny Murphy can’t believe this Newcastle player can’t get in the team – Read HERE)
(Mikel Merino speaks after the 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge – Read HERE)
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