Chelsea 1-1 Leicester Player Ratings


Stamford Bridge was more about celebrating Claudio Ranieri’s triumphant return tonight than to be focused on the match as a whole. As expected the game lacked real quality with both the teams focused on ending the season without a disappointing result.

For most part, it felt like a meaningless friendly which had to be played because it was scheduled. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Fabregas scoring from the penalty spot which was canceled out by Drinkwater’s strike late in the game.

Following a dull evening at Stamford Bridge, we take a look at the best and worst rated players from Chelsea’s 1-1 draw vs Leicester City.

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Leicester

Courtois (5); Azpilicueta (6), Cahill (5.5), Ivanovic (5), Baba Rahman (5); Fabregas (5), Matic (5); Pedro (6), Willian (6), Hazard (6); Traore (5)

Substitutes: Abraham (6), Loftus-Cheek (5), Tomori (5.5)

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester Player RatingsAs stated the game really fell short on quality with Fabregas’ penalty proving to be the only way of getting past Kasper Schmeichel. Guus Hiddink would be delighted with the number of youngster he gave plenty of youngsters a go in this match.

Leicester Player Ratings vs Chelsea

Schmeichel (7), Simpson (6), Wasilewski (5), Morgan (5.5), Fuchs (6), Kante (5.5), Drinkwater (5), King (4.5), Mahrez (5.5), Vardy (6), Gray (5.5)

Substitutes: Schlupp (6), Okazaki (6)

It almost seemed as if the newly crowned Champions were still thinking of their title celebrations as there was very little to show from all of their key men this season. Vardy and Mahrez were kept quiet and Kante’s running looked pointless for the first time this season.

However, in the end Drinkwater popped up with a goal and ended the game as the better team. If a lot more was riding on this game, Leicester would have definitely found that extra gear and went on to win the game.

Man of the Match – In a game where quality was lacking, it was hard to pick an individual performer who enjoyed a good outing. In the end, we decided to go with Abdul baba Rahman for his intelligent defending and constant support from the left hand side.

Most of the full-backs this season have been left bamboozled by Mahrez’s brilliance but Rahman kept his wits about himself and delivered a solid performance in an otherwise struggling campaign.

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