Cesc Fabregas saves the day: Chelsea player ratings from 3-2 win over Derby County

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea scores against Derby County

Chelsea made hard-work of Derby County in their Carabao Cup clash but came out 3-2 winners at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard was the opposing manager, and his side can consider themselves a little unlucky losing the game.

All five goals came in the first half with Fikayo Tomori opening the scoring for us with an own-goal. Jack Marriot scored in the ninth minute before we were handed another own-goal, by Richard Keogh.

Martyn Waghorn levelled for the Championship side but Cesc Fabregas got the winner in the 41st minute of the game.

Maurizio Sarri field a much-changed starting XI and here are the player ratings from Stamford Bridge.

Willy Caballero – 6.5/10

The keeper made a couple of good saves but could have done better for the goals he conceded. His passing wasn’t great either during the game.

Davide Zappacosta – 6/10

It was a mixed night for the Italian as he was great in attack, helping set up all three goals. However, he was poor while defending and could have done better

Gary Cahill – 4/10

The Englishman’s pass to Fabregas created the first goal for the Rams, and Cahill struggled with Christensen in the back four.

Andreas Christensen – 3/10

The Dane wants more playing time but won’t get it with performances such as this. He was all over the place and was subbed in the second half.

Emerson Palmieri – 4/10

Another player that struggled defensively, Palmieri did well to join the attack but there was no end product from the left-back.

N’Golo Kante – 6/10

Another player that wasn’t up for it tonight. Kane struggled to get a foothold in the game as Derby made light work of our midfield.

Cesc Fabregas – 6.5/10

The Spaniard got the all-important winner but even the normally calm Fabregas couldn’t get a foothold in the game.

Mateo Kovacic – 4/10

This was possibly the worst showing from the Croatian since he moved from Real Madrid. Kovacic was on the fringes of the game and barely defended against the Rams.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7/10

Our best attacker on the night, Loftus-Cheek seemed our best bet for scoring. The Englishman didn’t find the back of the net but was a threat to the Rams.

Alvaro Morata – 3.5/10

Morata was invisible for most of the first half and barely did anything worth noteworthy in the second. Surprising, given how well he did against Burnley.

Willian – 5/10

A poor outing from the Brazilian as he barely looked like he was in the game.


David Luiz – 5/10

Luiz was brought on to make the defence tighter as he replaced Christensen.

Pedro – 5.5/10

The Spaniard didn’t make much of a difference to the side once he came on.

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Cesar Azpilicueta – 6/10

Came on late to shore up the defence for Chelsea.

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