CHELSEA have been crushed by Manchester Metropolis’s second-string as Frank Lampard’s spell as caretaker boss continues to limp in the direction of a sorry finish.
Rooted in twelfth, the Blues seem like determined for the season to complete and for Mauricio Pochettino to get his arms on this staff.
The West Londoners are in big want of a clear-out, and plenty of of those who featured towards Metropolis at present might quickly be offered.
After Chelsea fell to their newest underwhelming defeat, SunSport’s Etienne Fermie charges every Blues performer on the day.
KEPA ARRIZABALAGA – 5
Had little likelihood of saving Julian Alvarez’s opener.
Spaniard hardly had a save to make regardless of Metropolis’s dominance.
WESLEY FOFANA – 5
Careless go led to Metropolis’s scientific opener.
Frenchman appeared error-prone and presumably the weakest of Chelsea’s three centre-backs.
THIAGO SILVA – 5
Unable to get close to Alvarez because the Argentine bagged Metropolis’s first.
The Brazilian is underneath contract for subsequent season however shedding him wouldn’t be an enormous miss for the Blues.
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TREVOH CHALOBAH – 6
Cleared off the road to disclaim Metropolis a second within the first half.
Homegrown defender tried to be courageous in possession and caught to his activity defensively.
CESAR AZPILICUETA – 4
Given a torrid time by Metropolis starlet Cole Palmer.
Spaniard in all probability ought to have been allowed to affix Barcelona final summer time and is effectively previous his promote by date at Stamford Bridge.
RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK – 6
Chosen by Lampard regardless of shut hyperlinks with AC Milan this week.
Supplied some glorious driving runs via midfield.
ENZO FERNANDEZ – 6
Was on the top of some sturdy tackles by Man Metropolis’s midfielders.
Argentine tried to get issues going for his aspect however usually lower a annoyed determine.
CONOR GALLAGHER – 5
Hit the put up with a primary half header.
Midfielder was sometimes industrious however struggled to go away a giant imprint on the sport.
LEWIS HALL – 5
Sensible cross to arrange Gallagher’s golden likelihood. Had a fierce left-footed drive denied by Ortega.
Struggled at occasions defensively however can hardly be blamed for Chelsea’s ills.
RAHEEM STERLING – 7
Unable to beat Ortega when performed via one on one. Appeared harmful on the break as he returned to face his former membership.
Twisted Kyle Walker in and out earlier than being denied by a aim line clearance… and the offside flag. A vivid outing for the England winger.
KAI HAVERTZ – 5
Booked for a late deal with on Kalvin Phillips. Performed Sterling via with a superb via ball.
Languid German drifted out and in of the competition.
Noni Madueke (for Sterling, 69) – 5
Younger winger was unable to get a lot of a kick after approaching.
Mykhailo Mudryk (for Gallagher, 69) – 5
Like Madueke, Mudryk was unable to get into the sport.
Carney Chukwuemeka (for Loftus-Cheek, 81) – N/A
Midfield starlet rewarded with a ten-minute cameo after snubbing the Below-20 World Cup.
Kalidou Koulibaly (for Corridor, 81) – N/A
Former Napoli defender made a scarcely noticeable late look.
Christian Pulisic (for Havertz, 85) – N/A
American winger hardly had a kick after changing Havertz.
Subs not used: Mendy, Felix, Ziyech, D. Fofana