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Chelsea player ratings vs Sevilla: Olivier Giroud impresses as Blues go top of their group


Chelsea went top of their Champions League group with a 4-0 win over Sevilla, thanks to four goals from veteran forward Olivier Giroud. The 34-year-old gave the Blues the lead after just seven minutes with a smart finish when he was played in by Kai Havertz and added a second with a calm chip over the debuting goalkeeper, Alfonso Pastor. He completed a perfect hat-trick with a header in the 74th minute, before dispatching a late penalty.

Chelsea player ratings vs Sevilla – Champions League

Edouard Mendy – 7

Called into action on two occasions and ensured Chelsea kept a clean sheet. Continued his impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 7

Having lost his regular spot in the starting XI to Reece James in Chelsea’s last four league games, the captain contributed effectively both in attack and defence.

Antonio Rudiger – 7

As rumours swirl that Rudiger could be on his way out of the club in January, his performance will have impressed any potential suitors as the German looked good defensively and in possession.

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Chelsea player ratings vs Sevilla: Olivier Giroud impresses as Blues go top of their group (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea player ratings vs Sevilla: Olivier Giroud impresses as Blues go top of their group

Chelsea player ratings vs Sevilla: Olivier Giroud impresses as Blues go top of their group (Image: EXPRESS)

Callum Hudson-Odoi – 7

The winger was typically direct with his pacy runs and looks to be getting back to his best after last season’s injury problems.

Kai Havertz – 8

Made an excellent run to set up Giroud for the opening goal. After a quiet start in his first few games for Chelsea, the German looks to be finding his feet.

Christian Pulisic – 7

Made some purposeful runs but struggled with his end product.

Olivier Giroud – 10

Scored the opener after just seven minutes with a sublime finish and added a second with a calm chip over the goalkeeper. Rounded off the win with an excellent header and will be demanding more opportunities in the first team after completing a perfect hat-trick.

Chelsea player ratings vs Sevilla: Olivier Giroud impresses as Blues go top of their group

Chelsea player ratings vs Sevilla: Olivier Giroud impresses as Blues go top of their group (Image: GETTY)

Substitutes

(Hakim Ziyech on for Mateo Kovacic, min 67) – 6

(Mason Mount on for Christian Pulisic, min 67) – 6

(N’Golo Kante on for Kai Havertz, min 67) – 7

(Timo Werner on for Olivier Giroud, min 85) – 6 

(Billy Gilmour on for Jorginho, min 85) – 6 





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