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Chelsea player ratings vs Leicester: Mason Mount sparkles at the Bridge but who gets a 4?

In truth, Chelsea were lucky to escape with a draw as Leicester came to Stamford Bridge.Mason Mount put the hosts in front after only seven minutes as Chelsea dominated the opening exchanges.However, Leicester were a different proposition after the half-time break and equalised through Wildred Ndidi’s header in the 67th minute.

James Maddison should have won the game when he blazed over from close range.Here, Express Sport rates the Chelsea players’ performances. Trending Kepa Arrizabalaga - 6A couple of shaky moments from the keeper who very nearly cost his side a goal.Cesar Azpilicueta - 6Steady as always from the captain but was out-jumped by Wilfred Ndidi at a corner for the equalising goal.

Kurt Zouma - 6A vast improvement on his Manchester United nightmare but question marks remain and he was caught napping at one point in the second half.Andreas Christensen - 7making a case to be Chelsea’s best centre-back. Calm in possession and dominant in the air.
NGolo Kante was quiet against his former club (Image: GETTY)
Mason Mount sparkled for Chelsea by Jorginho was poor (Image: GETTY)Emerson Palmieri - 7Now the undisputed first-choice left-back at Stamford Bridge - and it’s easy to see why.

He was a constant threat down the left and his crossing is superb.Jorginho - 4Quiet afternoon from the Italian. Kept it simple and played a part in Mason Mount’s goal but was largely ineffective. Replaced by Mateo Kovacic. Booked.N’Golo Kante - 6Unlucky not to score in the first half but by no means a stand-out performance against his former side.

Mason Mount - 9Chelsea’s best player scored one and could have had two more. Comparisons to Lampard are understandable as he already looks like a master in finding space between the lines.
Olivier Giroud put in a selfless display as usual (Image: GETTY) Christian Pulisic - 6Signs of encouragement and he was busy if not brilliant.

Will improve with time. Came off for Willian.Pedro - 6Christian Fuchs really struggled with him in the first half but the winger faded badly.Olivier Giroud - 8Brilliant hold-up play before he was replaced by Tammy Abraham. His selflessness is crucial to the way Lampard wants to play.SubsTammy Abraham - 6Came on with Chelsea struggling and barely had a chance.

. Combined well with Mount on occasions.Willian - 6Shot into the side netting but didnt really affect the game.Mateo Kovacic - 5Sloppy in possession and Ross Barkley will probably feel slightly hard done by at being overlooked in favour of the Croatian...

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