Abraham Hudson Odoi each 7 out of 10 regardless of lopsided defeat to Bayern Munich

Abraham Hudson Odoi each 7 out of 10 regardless of lopsided defeat to Bayern Munich

Chelsea put in a spirted, albeit futile show on the Allianz Area, dropping 4-1 to a high-quality Bayern Munich facet. Robert Lewandowski scored twice, whereas Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso additionally acquired their names on the scoresheet to seal a 7-1 mixture win. The London membership’s lone comfort got here from Tammy Abraham simply earlier than half-time.

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Positives

Abraham’s objective is an efficient takeaway, given his recreation time was restricted by Olivier Giroud’s advantageous type after the restart. Moreover, Callum Hudson-Odoi turned in an attention grabbing efficiency; his disallowed objective was a much-needed reminder of the expertise he confirmed previous to final yr’s Achilles damage.

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Negatives

With Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante having off-nights, the house facet picked their means via Chelsea’s midfield with ease, whereas one other supply of frustration for Frank Lampard shall be his facet’s passing accuracy within the first half. Bayern’s early urgent appeared to unnerve Chelsea, which was evident in Kovacic’s misplaced go that led to his worldwide teammate Perisic’s objective.

Supervisor score out of 10

6 — With selection choices restricted by latest Premier League and FA Cup exertions, Lampard’s line-up got down to sit deep and hit Bayern on the counter. That technique backfired early on when Lewandowski sprung the offside entice to earn the penalty from which he opened the scoring. Chelsea’s supervisor was good to maneuver Hudson-Odoi from winger to secondary striker although; {the teenager} was struggling towards Alphonso Davies on the flank, however excelled as soon as moved to the center.

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Participant scores (1-10; 10 = finest, gamers launched after 70 minutes get no score)

GK Willy Caballero, 4 — Introduced down Lewandowski for an early penalty, then conceded on the close to put up to Perisic. A dismal evening and one which did little to resolve Chelsea’s goalkeeping points. Ought to in all probability have come for Tolisso’s close-range third as properly.

DF Reece James, 5 — Discovered issues tough towards Davies, whose pace was a continuing menace. Thoughts you, James had little or no safety from the gamers in entrance of him.

DF Andreas Christensen, 5 — Flatfooted within the build-up to Bayern’s penalty, failing to trace runs or sense hazard. That being stated, the house facet’s motion would have troubled most defenders.

DF Kurt Zouma, 6 — Chelsea’s finest defender, though that is not saying a lot. However like his colleagues, the Frenchman will definitely be upset together with his barely gradual begin to the sport.

DF Emerson Palmieri, 6 — Confirmed one or two flashes of brilliance when dribbling ahead, however his finish product was usually missing. The Italy worldwide picked up a yellow card simply earlier than the break.

MF Ross Barkley, 7 — Was a wonderful direct risk to the Bayern backline, together with his driving ahead runs and advantageous link-up play inflicting issues centrally. The previous Everton man was probably the most spectacular of Chelsea’s midfield trio.

In his first full season with the Blues, 22-year-old Tammy Abraham finishes with a powerful 18 targets for the season. Getty

MF N’Golo Kante, 5 — Regarded very rusty early on however improved as the sport progressed. Not the most effective outing from the stand-in captain.

MF Mateo Kovacic. 5 — Struggled all through, in a unusually disjoined efficiency. His passing was usually wayward, largely within the first half, the place his poor accuracy led on to a Bayern objective.

FW Mason Mount, 6 — Supplied good power from the left however did not see sufficient of the ball to make a significant impression. Usually wasteful when he did lastly handle to get into the ultimate third.

FW Callum Hudson-Odoi 7 — Cruelly had a advantageous particular person objective chalked off within the first half by VAR. With that being stated, the objective, and his general play, was a well timed reminder of why Bayern pushed so laborious to signal the 19-year-old final summer season.

FW Tammy Abraham, 7 — Demonstrated good predatory instincts for Chelsea’s opening objective, while additionally linking up properly together with his attacking teammates. Simply the response the academy graduate wanted in mild of Giroud’s latest type for the membership.

Substitutes

FW Olivier Giroud, N/R — Changed Tammy Abraham with 10 minutes to go, however scarcely noticed the ball throughout his late cameo.

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