Chelsea player ratings: Jorginho’s recovers from mistake to convert penalty as Man Utd hold wasteful Blues to a draw

JORGINHO needed a penalty kick to spare his blushes after a horror mistake at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian’s woeful touch put Jadon Sancho clear on goal, and the England international calmly slotted home.

Jorhingo equalised from the spotCredit: Getty

Jorginho later equalised from the spot to ensure not all was lost for Chelsea, who dominated large parts of the game.

Here is how Simon Phillips rated Chelsea’s players.

Edouard Mendy – 6/10

Surprisingly he was barely worked at all in the first half. Nothing he could do for the opening goal and wasn’t really tested too much after that either.

Lucky late on not to give away a goal after passing straight to United.

Jadon Sancho slots past Edouard MendyCredit: Getty

Trevoh Chalobah – 7

He didn’t put a foot wrong at the back and as always, he was providing a threat for Chelsea in attack as well linking with James.

Worked very hard for the team.

Trevoh Chalobah didn’t put a foot wrong at the backCredit: AP

Thiago Silva – 8

The usual stuff from him now making football look easy and being that calm presence on the ball helping Chelsea play out comfortably from the back.

Also did well to win Chelsea’s penalty.

Thiago Silva won Chelsea a penaltyCredit: Reuters

Antonio Rudiger – 8

He cracked the bar with a great long range shot and his pace driving forward with the ball is a such a great weapon for Chelsea to have. Great defensively as well.

Missed a golden chance at the death blazing the ball over.

Antonio Rudiger missed a golden chance at the endCredit: AFP

Reece James – 8

Brilliant again from James, he was physical and worked hard for Chelsea out wide.

He got rattled a little after United went 1-0 up but he was competent again in a Chelsea shirt.

Reece James was physical and worked hard for Chelsea out wideCredit: EPA

Jorginho – 8

A very influential display again form the captain for the day, who was bossing the midfield for Chelsea technically and physically.

But he was unfortunate to be left isolated by himself when United hit and hope on the counter attack and he made a big mistake to let Sancho in to score. He redeemed himself though by slotting home the penalty to make it 1-1.

Jorginho’s mistake led to Jadon Sancho’s openerCredit: PA

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6

Sometimes he just needs to do the simple option a bit more and to be honest he didn’t look at it at all today, being wasteful in possession and gave the ball away too much.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was wasteful in possession and gave the ball away too muchCredit: AFP

Marcos Alonso – 6

He is certainly no Ben Chilwell unfortunately and he looked a little lost at times despite doing the basics well.

He started to get more comfortable in the second half.

Marcos Alonso lost at times despite doing the basics wellCredit: Getty

Hakim Ziyech – 7

Very lively and all over the pitch working hard. He had some great touches and good moments.

He is just a little too inconsistent though and does something great, followed by something poor.

Hakim Ziyech lively and all over the pitchCredit: EPA

Callum Hudson-Odoi – 8

Should have scored early on to put Chelsea in front but he was good again today.

Chelsea’s most dangerous attacker again but he needs to make better decisions in the final third. Worked very hard.

Callum Hudson-Odoi had a golden chance early onCredit: AFP

Timo Werner – 6

Full of running and always direct when he got the ball, but he just looked lost and didn’t really provide Chelsea with anything different or extra today.

Timo Werner looked lost at timesCredit: EPA


Mason Mount for Hudson-Odoi (77 mins) – N/A

Worked hard of course but couldn’t do anything to affect it.

Christian Pulisic for Alonso (77 mins) – N/A

Not enough time to have an impact.

Romelu Lukaku for Werner (81 mins) – N/A

Kepa Arrizabalaga shows off his skills in goal keeper training with Chelsea

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