Kepa Arrizabalaga – By taking his time with the ball in the first half, he brought life to a game that had appeared doomed to be dull. could only stop Oliver Skipp’s long, looping strike, which gave Spurs the lead. Perhaps need to have handled Emerson Royal’s opening shot better. 5..
Reece James, a wingback who took over as captain after Thiago Silva was injured, was reliable but not quite at his best. 6.
Although he may have been fortunate to escape punishment for elbowing Cristian Romero, Thiago Silva made some significant challenges before suffering an injury that forced him from the field. 6.
Kalidou Koulibaly had a largely consistent performance, despite the occasional misplaced pass and a throw-in that never returned to play. 6.
Ben Chilwell: The full back had a vibrant performance and attempted to push Emerson whenever he could, although he also had defensive challenges. Sadly, he began to wane in the second half, and when, after 69 minutes, he scooped the ball out, it seemed typical of Chelsea’s play. 6.
Enzo Fernandez – The record-breaking Premier League acquisition made sure he was actively involved in the game, both offensively and defensively. Although it wasn’t a perfect performance, the Blues’ player covered a lot of territory and was not reluctant to accept responsibilities. 6.
The midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek had little effect on the game in the middle of the field. 5.
Hakim Ziyech fought abrasively with Richarlison on the flank and was sent off for a shove on Emerson late in the first half before having the penalty overturned almost immediately. 5.
Joao Felix — Although he frequently stumbled, the Portugal international once more found himself in the middle of some of Chelsea’s most inventive moments. 6.
Raheem Sterling: The winger saw one of Chelsea’s finest opportunities midway in the first half after having an early penalty appeal rejected. One of Graham Potter’s most potent offensive threats, but there weren’t many real opportunities. 6.
When Chelsea attacked, Kai Havertz once more found himself too frequently outside of the center of the opposing box and did not keep Spurs’ central defenders busy enough.
The Frenchman’s entrance ensured that Thiago Silva’s injury did not dominate how the rest of the game was perceived, which is the best tribute that can be made to him. A positive development in his recovery from injuries. 7.
Denis Zakaria – On his comeback, he didn’t offer much more than Loftus-Cheek, but he did make a physical play to win the ball back. 5.
Mason Mount: Made a good first-time pass that nearly found Havertz, but unnecessarily received a yellow card for yelling at referee Stuart Attwell. 5.
Mykhailo Mudryk – Had little time to make an impact but blazed one strike over the bar. 5.
During his brief appearance on the field, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was deprived of possession.