Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings – Fans not impressed
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 dismal day, a few bits of encouragement early on as Newcastle broke quite well with a couple of half-chances, but that quickly fizzled out and the first goal onwards it was mainly one way traffic.
Preventing further embarrassment, Karl Darlow (5.7) was top rated, making some excellent saves, though some suggested he could have done better with Alonso’s free-kick – but couldn’t see that.
I’m a little surprised that Jonjo Shelvey (5.5) was next best with an almost respectable mark. Maybe he was involved in most of Newcastle’s handful of better moments but his lack of mobility is woeful, the only question being is whether he can’t or won’t run any more in games.
After that pair the marks are woeful.
The three very lowest being Dwight Gayle (2.1) who passed up the chance of a shot when it was goalless, then Manquillo having another very poor game at right-back, whilst Henri Saivet (3.0) was shocking in the middle of the pitch.
Jamaal Lascelles (4.3) was one of only four to get a mark of 4.0 or higher and whilst he did his best, he was at fault for the first goal as he left Batshuayi unmarked for a simple tap-in.
Lascelles’ central defensive partner, Ciaran Clark (4.2), being the other, as he also did his best to hold things together at the back.
The other four players rated as simply really poor, with Haidara (3.4) strolling back when the second goal was scored, Hayden (3.4) yet again not looking up to the standard needed, Ritchie (3.6) having no joy in a free role behind the striker, whilst the centre-back Chancel Mbemba (3.7) struggled throughout.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 11.30am Monday:
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 0
Chelsea: Batshuayi 31,44 Alonso 72
Possession was Chelsea 61% Newcastle 39%
Total shots were Chelsea 18 Newcastle 9
Shots on target were Chelsea 8 Newcastle 6
Corners were Chelsea 5 Newcastle 4
Referee: Kevin Friend
Darlow, Manquillo (Murphy 77), Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Haidara, Saivet, Hayden (Atsu 83), Shelvey, Ritchie, Gayle (Joselu 64)
Woodman, Diame, Dummett, Yedlin
(To read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the match go HERE)
(To view the fan Newcastle player ratings and to add your own go HERE)
(To read what Rafa had to say after the match go HERE)
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