Manchester stad 0-1 Chelsea: spelergraderings van die Champions League-eindstryd

Ederson The Brazilian denied Werner but was left exposed by his defence when Havertz gave Chelsea die voortou. Sy uitdaging was nie genoeg om City te red nie. 6

Kyle Walker The right-back threatened with his speed, almost freeing Mahrez. But there were times when he had to deal with Chilwell and Mount on his own. 6

John Stones Had a few shaky moments. He was troubled by Werner’s pace and lacked his usual authority. He will be disappointed with his display. 5

Rúben Dias Moved wide when City had the ball. Pulled out of position by Werner when Chelsea scored, allowing Havertz to run through and score. 5

Oleksandr Zinchenko Had an odd role, pushing into midfield when City had possession. It looked overcomplicated and he lost Havertz for the opener. 4

Ilkay Gündogan A surprise choice over Fernandinho in defensive midfield. Was booked and was nowhere to be seen when Mount created the winner. 4

Bernardo Silva Pressed tirelessly and desperately tried to seize the initiative in midfield. Was sacrificed when Fernandinho was belatedly introduced. 5

Phil Foden The youngster flickered at times and could have put City a head in the first half. He didn’t hide on the biggest night of his career. 6

Riyad Mahrez The Algerian winger saw little of the ball. But he hinted at menace. His low ball in the second half almost led to the equaliser. 6

Kevin De Bruyne The Belgian struggled to find space in the false nine role. It wasn’t his night. His influence was minimal before he made a tearful exit. 4

Raheem Sterling An eye-catching selection and eager to take his chance. Ran at Chelsea but spurned promising positions and disrupted City’s balance. 5

Substitutes
Gabriel Jesus Replaced De Bruyne but couldn’t find an equaliser 6
Fernandinho
The Brazilian came on to give City more security 6
Sergio Agüero
Replaced Sterling as City tried to save themselves 6

Édouard Mendy The Senegalese made himself big when Sterling threatened early on. He carried on from there, claiming crosses and staying cool. A great signing. 7

César Azpilicueta The captain held his position well, refusing to commit himself when Sterling ran at him. He made a vital intervention to clear a Mahrez cross. 8

Thiago Silva Made a smooth start and was a calming presence until he made an emotional exit after suffering a groin injury after 39 minute. 6

Antonio Rüdiger The German has been superb under Tuchel and he made a brilliant challenge when Foden looked certain to score. Battled on with an injury. 8

Reece James Recovered after losing Sterling early on. His positioning was disciplined, he backed his pace in the one-on-one duels and passed well. 8

N’Golo Kanté Outstanding, winning possession and driving forward on the counterattack. Always seemed to be in the right place to stop De Bruyne. 9

Jorginho The Italy international offered poise in possession, moving the ball crisply, and won plenty of tackles. One of his most accomplished games. 8

Ben Chilwell Attacked with gusto, creating chances with a few dangerous deliveries, and he dealt with Mahrez. He was quick, energetic and dynamic. 8

Kai Havertz The German was excellent and tormented City with his skill, elegance and strength before picking a good moment to score his first ever Champions League goal. 9

Mason Mount Chelsea’s player of the season rose to the occasion. His movement was clever and he took advantage of Fernandinho’s absence to send Havertz behind City. 8

Timo Werner What an enigma. His finishing was appalling but he was crucial to Chelsea’s attacking plan. His smart decoy run made space for Havertz’s goal. 7

Substitutes
Andreas Christensen The Dane was impeccable after replacing Thiago Silva 8
Christian Pulisic
Missed a great chance after replacing Werner 6
Mateo Kovacic
Shored up midfielder after replacing the exhausted Mount 6

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