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CHELSEA have been shocked by an below energy Arsenal facet who defied their latest poor type to smash their London rivals 3-1.
Reece James was handed match to play however gave away a penalty in a coming along with Kieran Tierney and Alexandre Lacazette transformed from the spot after what appeared a comfortable name.
Reece James was judged to have fouled Kieran Tierney within the fieldCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Granit Xhaka scored an ideal free-kickCredit score: AP:Related Press
Granit Xhaka‘s pinpoint free-kick within the high nook made it 2-0 on the break.
Frank Lampard made two subs at half-time however issues went from unhealthy to worse when Bukayo Saka lobbed Edouard Mendy to make it three.
Tammy Abraham’s late comfort nearly sparked a comeback however Jorginho’s penalty miss put the nail within the coffin for the Blues.
SunSport charges the performances of the Chelsea stars on Boxing Day.
Edouard Mendy – 5/10
He conceded a penalty and could not get near the Arsenal free kick for the second objective.
Was below fireplace far an excessive amount of and was left uncovered by the gamers forward of him.
Reece James – 4
It was by no means a penalty however James was foolish to make the problem anyway and was not his standard self within the first half.
He appeared like a participant who was injured – which sarcastically, he was. Odd resolution to begin him.
Kurt Zouma – 5
At all times seems extra competent subsequent to Silva and he might be irritated to concede two targets within the first half after not likely placing in a nasty efficiency in any respect.
Underneath the cosh from Arsenal and did not get a lot assist from these forward of him.
Thiago Silva – 6
A few foolish errors from Silva within the first half however he quickly composed himself and did his greatest regardless of conceding three targets.
He was one of many few gamers truly trying like they cared for Chelsea tonight and may have finished higher with a late header.
Ben Chilwell – 5
Shocking to see him begin with Frank Lampard saying he was out for not less than two to 3 matches this week, and he definitely did not appear like the same old Chilwell we see bombing up and down the left flank.
N’Golo Kante – 5
A poor begin to the sport from him and he gave away a number of too many easy passes, he was not his standard self both and Lampard modified his place at half time shifting him extra superior, nevertheless it did not make a number of distinction.
Mateo Kovacic – 6
He wasn’t that nice however then no Chelsea participant was.
Eliminated at half time for Jorginho so Chelsea may try to achieve extra management on the sport.
Mason Mount – 6
Virtually scored with a terrific free-kick within the first half and he was one of many few Chelsea gamers displaying depth and need.
Christian Pulisic – 6
Appeared a menace when he acquired the ball on the half flip and made a number of good runs, however he all the time seems so significantly better on the left wing and was requested to play on the proper as soon as once more within the first half to accommodate Werner.
Tammy Abraham – 6
Much like Mount, Abraham was one of many few gamers displaying some depth and need to try to get one thing out of the sport.
Did nicely to get his objective late on.
Timo Werner – 3
One more horrible recreation in a Chelsea shirt for a lacklustre and poor Timo Werner who to be truthful to him is consistently enjoying out of place.
He was rightly put out of his distress at half-time being changed by Callum Hudson-Odoi, who ought to have began for him anyway.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (on for Werner, 45) – 8
Ought to have began the sport tonight and did his greatest to make a distinction when he got here on at half-time – offering an excellent help for Abraham to save lots of a Chelsea thrashing.
Jorginho (on for Kovacic, 45) – 4
Troublesome to actually grasp a recreation that was already misplaced when he got here on.
Clearly misplaced all confidence from the spot, lacking one other penalty late on to seal Chelsea’s destiny.
Kai Havertz (on for Kante, 73) – N/A
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