Chelsea boss Graham Potter was denied a statement victory over Manchester United on Saturday evening as Casemiro popped up with a late header to cancel out Jorginho’s penalty. After taking a point from a game that the Blues should, on paper, have won, Express Sport takes you through the hosts’ four worst players on the night…
Chelsea struggled for cutting edge throughout the game but, of the three starting attackers, Mount is the one that should shoulder most of the blame. As perhaps the key link between midfield and the forward trio, of which he played on the right-hand side, he struggled to make things work and bring others into the game.
Although doing so in such a big game is a tall order, Blues fans would have hoped for more from their Player of the Year for the past two campaigns running.
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It is always humiliating to be substituted in the first half and, on this occasion, Cucurella was chosen to be the sacrificial lamb. Chelsea’s back three detracted from their numbers in midfield which saw Potter introduce Kovacic at the Spaniard’s expense.
Being taken off well before the final whistle is becoming a common theme in Cucurella’s fledgling Chelsea career and, on Saturday, he wasn’t deemed effective enough going forward or backward to stay in amongst the action.