[Player Ratings] Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea: Defences On Top In Drab Draw

By on December 23, 2013
Gary-Cahill

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Arsenal and Chelsea played-out a drab 0-0 draw on a wet and windy night at the Emirates on Monday. Here are the player ratings:

Arsenal

Szczesny 7/10 – Made a few routine saves made slightly more difficult by the adverse conditions.

Sagna 7/10 – Another steady display by the Frenchman as he kept the likes of Hazard and Willian quiet. Put in a couple of dangerous crosses.

Mertesacker 7/10 – Solid and was relatively untroubled by the Blues attack.

Vermaelen 7/10 – An encouraging display by the captain on his return to the side. Made a few excellent tackles.

Gibbs 6/10 – Was caught out of position a couple of times that almost cost the Gunners. Did link-up well with Rosicky near the end that should have led to a Giroud winner.

Arteta 7/10 – Controlled the game in the second half and was on the receiving end of a couple of poor challenges, particularly from Mikel.

Rosicky 6/10 – Mixed bag from the Czech international. Made some excellent runs that led to half-chances but was also guilty of giving possession away cheaply at times.

Ramsey 5/10 – Very disappointing display from the Welshman. Can’t remember him giving away the ball so much in a game this season. He did however send in a  lovely pass for Giroud who sliced wide.

Ozil 6/10 – Struggled to make a real influence on the game as Chelsea stifled Arsenal’s creativity.

Walcott 5/10 – Wasn’t given a sniff by the away side all evening.

Giroud 5/10 – Fluffed his two big chances to win the game. Needs to step up and take his opportunities in the big games.

Chelsea

Cech 7/10 – Had very little to do but then made a crucial save to deny Giroud when called upon.

Ivanovic 7/10 – Another solid display from the dependable Serb as he kept Ozil on a tight leash.

Terry 8/10 – A rock at the back alongside Cahill.

Cahill 8/10 – Excellent all-round performance and typified by a superb sliding challenge to put Giroud off when well positioned.

Azpilicueta 7.5/10 – Kept Walcott quiet all game and was on hand to clear a Sagna header off the line.

Mikel 6/10 – Fortunate to stay on the pitch for a late tackle on Arteta but was otherwise steady in the middle of the park.

Lampard 8/10 – Went closest to opening the scoring when he smashed against the bar in the first half and was generally excellent all game.

Ramires 7/10 – Full of energy in the middle of the park to disturb Arsenal’s passing game.

Willian 5/10 – Very quiet and wasted a good opportunity in first half when he weakly fired at Szczesny.

Hazard 6/10 – Disappointing performance from the Belgian before he was subbed.

Torres 5/10 – lively start but faded quickly and wasn’t able to make any real impression on the game.

Subs

Schurrle 5/10 – Made little impact.

Oscar 5/10 – Made little impact.

Luiz 5/10 – on to shore things up late on.

The draw sees Arsenal move level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table while Chelsea are just two points adrift in fourth.

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4 Comments

  1. olufemi abimbola

    December 24, 2013 at 4:25 am

    we need one good stricker

  2. nappsy

    December 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Your rating is not quit correct.Harzard was d MVP of the match, Mikel did more than u rated him

  3. nappsy

    December 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Your rating is not quit correct.Harzard was d MVP of the match, Mikel did more than u rated him or didn’t you observe that Arsenal couldn’t brake through the middle cos of Mikel and Ramirez nd Lampard

  4. lb

    December 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

    but why all this hatred on mikel??? Lampard did little and was stil rated highly.mou z the wrong choice of coach for this current crop of players.

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