Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings – The collective fan results
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.
Top of the pile for the supporters was Florian Lejeune (7.6). An excellent performance and particularly so with it being his first Premier League start in eight months.
Six of the rest of the starting eleven rated 6.0 or higher.
Ciaran Clark at fault for the first goal but scoring an excellent one of his own and putting an otherwise very good defensive display.
Sean Longstaff (6.6) showed great energy in the middle of the pitch and really grew into the game, knocking the ball around and getting forward, as well as doing the simple things.
Martin Dubravka (6.5) made a couple of excellent saves and was left exposed on both goals but was a bit hesitant when it came to sweeping behind his defence, as Chelsea played balls over the top.
Salomon Rondon (6.4) put in a very decent performance in his lone striker role and caused the home defence problems. Set Perez up for the best chance of the match and should have done better himself with a late header – but that was only a half chance.
Matt Ritchie (6.3) clearly isn’t best used at left-back but he battles away. Also, his deliveries into the box have improved as the season as gone on and another assist on Saturday for Clark’s goal.
Jamaal Lascelles (6.1) was the other one to just creep above that 6.0 line. Did ok but the pressure is now on with Lejeune back fit and Fernandez, Schar and Clark also competing for places.
Bottom of the pile yet again is Ayoze Perez (3.7). Once more he offered pretty much nothing going forward and put wide that glorious chance created by Rondon. Newcastle/Rafa crying out for a better option to be brought in this month.
Isaac Hayden (4.7) was next lowest. Not as bad as against Blackburn but outshone by Longstaff in the middle of the pitch, no doubt Rafa praying he has more options available by next Saturday for Cardiff.
The remaining two ratings saw Yedlin (5.1) at fault for the winner, whilst Atsu (5.0) struggled to get into the match, though helped produce a few good team moves when he did.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am 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 2 Newcastle 1
Chelsea: Pedro 9, Willian 57
Newcastle: Clark 40
Possession was Chelsea 66% Newcastle 34%
Total shots were Chelsea 10 Newcastle 9
Shots on target were Chelsea 6 Newcastle 2
Corners were Chelsea 8 Newcastle 5
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Dubravka, Yedlin (Manquillo 82), Lejeune, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Perez (Murphy 82), Atsu, Rondon
Woodman, Joselu, Schar, Fernandez, Sterry
(David Pleat reviews the match HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Chelsea 2 Newcastle 1 HERE)
(Match ratings and comments on all NUFC players v Chelsea HERE)
(Maurizio Sarri says his players thought it was too easy – Read HERE)
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