Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Chelsea, Player Ratings: Of Monsters and Men
A ridiculously, monstrously high level performance from the man, the myth, The Monster, who’s five years older than any other player on the team. He did it all, from 1-v-1 defending against one of the most dangerous forwards in the game in Son Heung-min, to clairvoyant interceptions stemming from a lifetime of experience and knowledge, and even a goal at the other end (unlucky to not get two in fact).
And the one time Silva did lose out on a defensive action, behind him there was…
…Rüdiger to cut out the low cross into the box and clear and maintain the clean sheet.
Rüdiger’s consistent excellence has gone a bit under the radar, but with every game those wages he’s set to command in the transfer market are steadily going up and making it harder and harder for Chelsea to not budge in our negotiations — especially as he also continues to be the biggest proponent of hilariously unnecessary Proper Chels sh*thousery.
It’s going to be a big decision either way.
Thomas Tuchel summed it up best: “N’Golo is N’Golo”.
vs. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (PL, A, W 3-0)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): Silva (9.4)
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Rüdiger (8.4), Kanté (8.4, sub), Alonso (8.3)
GOOD (7.0-7.9): Christensen (7.9), Kovačić (7.6), Arrizabalaga (7.5), Azpilicueta (7.4), Jorginho (7.3), Lukaku (7.2)
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Werner (6.9, sub), Havertz (6.3)
POOR (5.0-5.9): Mount (5.7)
BAD (4.0-4.9): —
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —