Chelsea player ratings: Mendy has horror show with two huge blunders with Silva one of only players to put in a shift

EDOUARD MENDY suffered his first horror show in Chelsea colours as he cost them the game at West Ham.

Firstly, the keeper brought down Jarod Bowen on 40 minutes after failing to just clear the ball.

Mason Mount looks on in defeatCredit: AP

And then his day went from bad to worse as Arthur Masuaku’s hopeful effort with three minutes to go was palmed into the net.

Mendy was not the only underperformer on the day, as Jack Figg runs down Chelsea’s ratings.

Edouard Mendy – 5

Rare mistake from Mendy after a poor back pass from Jorginho as the keeper brought down Jarod Bowen and failed to save Manuel Lanzini’s penalty.

Had little chance of stopping Bowen’s equaliser at range but was completely caught of guard for Masuaku’s winner, which he was wrongfooted for.

Edouard Mendy’s mistake before taking Jarod Bowen downCredit: Rex

Thiago Silva – 8

Excellent header to put Chelsea in the lead and just moments later he used all his experience to cover and clear off the line.

Will feel his team-mates were not up to his high standards.

Thiago Silva heads Chelsea in the leadCredit: AFP

Andreas Christensen – 6

Had a battle throughout with Michail Antonio but was the most quiet of the back line.

Credit: Rex

Antonio Rudiger – 5

Had a tendency to bomb forward much more in this match, joining attackers in the box.

Did not do much in the way of defending Bowen’s finish to level the game at 2-2 and just watched as the winger fired home.

Antonio Rudiger battling with Jarod BowenCredit: Alamy

Reece James – 5

Constantly a threat whenever he gets on the right flank but had no one on the end of his delivery.

The wing-back could not get into shooting positions like has been the case in prior matches.

Reece James during Chelsea’s lossCredit: Alamy

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7

Much more impactful in midfield, winning the ball back and being aggressive in possession.

His interception set up Mount’s wonder strike having laid it off to Ziyech, who got the sublime assist.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a much more impactful game in midfieldCredit: AP

Jorginho – 4

Stitched keeper Mendy up with a needless and weak back pass leading to West Ham’s penalty.

With N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic still sidelined, and Loftus-Cheek in better form, the Italian will know his place in the squad is far from certain.

Jorginho’s bad back pass led to West Ham’s equaliserCredit: Reuters

Marcos Alonso -4

Chelsea will be counting down the days until Ben Chilwell is fit, with Alonso well off the pace on the left.

Wasteful in possession and rightfully taken off for winger Christian Pulisic, having offered Chelsea next to nothing.

Mason Mount – 6

Stunning volley for Chelsea’s second goal as he beautifully side footed a volley past Lukasz Fabianski.

Looked the most likely to get Chelsea back in the lead but could not manage it on his own.

Mason Mount’s incredible volleyCredit: Reuters

Hakim Ziyech – 6

Remarkable cross field pass to assist Mount, proving the Moroccan is far more comfortable with the ball at his feet with space to work his magic.

Far less impactful in the second half and despite his assist, the massive squad depth amongst the Blues ranks means his place in the starting 11 is not guaranteed.

Hakim Ziyech set up Mason MountCredit: Prime Media

Kai Havertz – 6

The German is starting to use his 6ft 2in frame to good use when leading the line, making smart runs in the box and putting himself about.

Was taken off for Romelu Lukaku at half-time and could be happy with his 45-minute performance.

Kai Havertz is starting to use his physicality wellCredit: EPA


Romelu Lukaku (for Kai Havertz, 45 mins) – 5

Looks off the pace following a sustained period out injured. The striker will be hoping with more minutes, his form will pick up.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (for Hakim Ziyech, 64 mins) – 6

Offered some energy on the left in a period the Blues were desperate for it, but never looked like threatening on goal.

Christian Pulisic (for Marcos Alonso, 72 mins) – 5

Barely made an impact despite having the pace and finishing ability to turn a game on its head.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench against West HamCredit: Rex

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