Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea – player ratings

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It was quite the second half, with four goals, a contentious penalty, and a glorious late equaliser from Hector Bellerin rescuing a point for us.

Read the report and watch the goals here.

It was an up and down performance though, thankfully Alvaro Morata played more like Alvaroh-no Morata (from a Chelsea point of view) and but for Petr Cech it could have been a lot worse.

Here’s how the players rated.

PC
33
8
CC
21
4.5
SM
20
5.5
RH
16
5.5
HB
24
7
GX
29
5.5
JW
10
8
AMN
55
8.5
AS
7
7
11
8.5
AL
9
7.5
PC
33
8
CC
21
5
SM
20
6.5
RH
16
6
HB
24
7
GX
29
6.5
JW
10
8
AMN
55
8.5
AS
7
7
11
8
AL
9
7.5
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33: Petr Cech

8
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8
Readers
45

You can't criticise the lack of a penalty save on a night when his experience was so vital. Made some very important stops.

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21: Calum Chambers

5
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4.5
Readers
35

Struggled throughout, his decision making was wayward, and he was fortunate Morata's first half attempt was so poor.

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20: Shkodran Mustafi

6.5
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5.5
Readers
54

Caught on his heels for the second goal, but probably the best of three tonight. Which isn't saying a lot really.

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16: Rob Holding

6
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5.5
Readers
52

Not quite as exposed as Chambers, but you can see that the two of them still have some learning to do. Booked.

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24: Hector Bellerin

7
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7
Readers
37

Whatever way you look at it, that's a brilliant finish to get us a point. 4 successful tackles, 2 behind our leading tackler, Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

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29: Granit Xhaka

6.5
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5.5
Readers
53

Sometimes tried the cheeky option when he should have played it more safe – especially when our defence was creaking the way it was

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10: Jack Wilshere

8
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8
Readers
9

Brilliant finish, and when you consider how much football he's played recently after so long without this kind of schedule, he was excellent.

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55: Ainsley Maitland-Niles

8.5
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8.5
Readers
56

Caught slightly for the second goal, but was superb all night long. Imagine how good he might be if you play him in his correct position.

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7: Alexis Alexis

7
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7
Readers
38

So unlucky not to score in the first half, his shot hit both posts after a Courtois save

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11: Mesut Özil

8
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8.5
Readers
28

Majestic in the first half in particular, we're just so much more creative when he plays

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9: Alexandre Lacazette

7.5
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7.5
Readers
58

Another game without a goal but it can't be far away. Also unfortunate, his beautiful turn and shot brought the best out of Courtois

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23: Danny Welbeck

6
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5
Readers
39

Hopefully a couple of starts in the cup games will help him rediscover some form

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14: Theo Walcott

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arseblog
3.5
Readers
11

Not on long enough to rate

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Bonus rating: 10/10 - the moment Fabregas squared up to Alexis then thought 'Oh shit, he'll set his dogs on me'.

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