Chelsea player ratings vs Southampton: Werner gets 9 but Kepa flops again in 3-3 thriller

Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored his first goals in the Premier League in the match against Southampton this afternoon. Express Sport reporter Tony Banks ran his eye over all of the Blues in action to bring you player ratings from the match.

Chelsea player ratings vs Southampton – Premier League

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 5

One fine save early on, which he needed in this latest recall. But two awful blunders for Saints second goal.

DR: Cesar Azpilicueta – 7

Steady as ever on the right. Couple of fine early balls in led to chances.

DC: Andreas Christensen – 6

Caught out badly for the Saints goal as Ings nipped in between Chelsea’s two central defenders.

DC: Kurt Zouma – 5

One thumping header superbly stopped by Alex McCarthy. But had a nightmare for Saints’ second goal.

DL: Ben Chilwell – 7

Gives Chelsea another dimension on the left. Great runs forward from the back and accurate balls into the box. Booked.

MC: N’Golo Kante – 7

Was everywhere as usual, intercepting, breaking up play and keeping Chelsea moving.

MC: Jorginho – 7

Lovely ball for Werner’s second goal. Moved the ball well around Chelsea’s midfield.

MC: Mason Mount – 6

Worked hard and a couple of good runs into the Saints box but drifted out of the game at times. (Sub: Ziyech 71)

FW: Kai Havertz – 7

Floats about the pitch and produces some lovely passes. Lost the ball for Saints’ goal. But cool finish for first league goal.

ST: Timo Werner – 9

Lethal finishing twice from the brilliant German – and the dummy that threw the defender for the first was a delight.

FW: Christian Pulisic – 6

Found it hard to get going in his first start of the season. But nice pass set up Chelsea’s third goal.

Subs:

Ziyech – 6 

Had little chance to make an impact on his first outing

Other subs used: Reece James and Tammy Abraham – Not Rated

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