Chelsea v Newcastle player ratings from fans – Very fair reflection on Saturday’s 1-0 defeat
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.
Newcastle were within 17 minutes of an unlikely point when Chelsea got their goal, so what did Newcastle fans make of the individual performances?
Not surprisingly in a game where Newcastle defended pretty much for the entire 90 minutes and only conceded once, Martin Dubravka (6.7) was the black and white man of the match. The keeper making some outstanding saves.
Only two other Newcastle players got 6.0 or better.
The best defender on the day was Ciaran Clark (6.3), only his second start this season but making a series of vital interceptions and blocks.
Also with the same rating (6.3) we have Allan Saint-Maximin, the one bright spot in the opposition half. Showed promise and ambition in the opening 20 minutes before Steve Bruce’s negative tactics smothered any more of that.
Five players fell below the 5.0 line with Joelinton (3.3) the very lowest mark. The Brazilian was poor but the supply line to him was all but non-existent.
Jetro Willems (4.4) was very poor and contributed next to nothing, whilst Miguel Almiron (4.5) continues with his own personal struggles, yet another player not helped by the ongoing negative approach from the head coach.
Not a good day for the Longstaff brothers in midfield. They battled away but lacked the quality and at times pace, especially Matty (4.7), to deal with the Chelsea players running at them, Sean Longstaff (4.9) with only a fractionally higher rating than his brother.
Only three other players rated 5.0 or better with DeAndre Yedlin just scraping that mark (5.0). He was given a tough time by Hudson-Odoi but a brilliant block for what looked a certain Abraham goal boosted his mark.
Fabian Schar (5.8) was very decent and probably deserved to be up there with Dubravka and Clark as Newcastle’s best line of defence, whilst Lascelles (5.3) struggled at times.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am 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 1 Newcastle 0 – Saturday 19 October 3pm
Possession was Chelsea 71% Newcastle 29%
Total shots were Chelsea 16 Newcastle 5
Shots on target were Chelsea 8 Newcastle 0
Corners were Chelsea 11 Newcastle 0
Referee: Andre Marriner
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin (Gayle 85), Almiron (Carroll 70), Joelinton (Atsu 83)
Darlow, Dummett, Shelvey, Krafth
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(Steve Bruce verging on delusional after Chelsea 1 Newcastle 0 “We had some unbelievable opportunities” – Read HERE)
(Match ratings and comments on all players – Read HERE)
(Watch the Chelsea 1 Newcastle 0 official match highlights HERE)
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