Chelsea player ratings vs Brentford: Poor performance from Moises Caicedo as Gusto shine and Jackson, Disasi redeems himself

Chelsea player ratings vs Brentford: Poor performance from Moises Caicedo as Gusto shine and Jackson, Disasi redeems himself

A late header from Axel Disasi has rescued a point for Chelsea away at Brentford.

Nicolas Jackson gave the Blues the lead on 35 minutes with a fantastic header, moments after missing a sitter. However, it was yet another really slow start to a half for Chelsea, who conceded moments after the second period started.

Mads Roerslev fired home after some really suspect defending from the visitors. It was soon 2-1 with a bicycle kick from Yoane Wissa, and that looked as if it was going to be the winning goal.

Disasi, though, popped up with a crucial far post header to earn the Blues a point on the road. Bobby Vincent was at the Gtech Community Stadium and he has rated each Chelsea player out of 10.

Djordje Petrovic – Got the nod ahead of Robert Sanchez. Nervy moment early on when he caught the ball right on the edge of the box, leaving Brentford fans furious. Not too much he could do for the goal, to be honest. 6.

Trevoh Chalobah – Back-to-back starts for the first time since May of last year. Looked solid. I think playing in a three-back formation seems to suit his abilities. 6.

Axel Disasi – So poor for the Brentford goal. He is so slow to react and didn’t realise Roerslev was behind him. It ends up costing Chelsea a goal. But he redeems himself somewhat with a crucial header at the end. 6.

Levi Colwill – Not his best game defensively. A couple of times he got caught out but what he gives you in possession more than makes up for that. I like him on the left side of a three. 6.

Malo Gusto – A slightly different role for Gusto today, a bit higher up the pitch. A sensational cross to find Jackson for his goal. Wherever he plays, this kid looks amazing. 7.

Enzo Fernandez – A bit of a quiet one for Enzo. He could not get into the game as much as he would have liked and therefore was not able to dictate the game. 5.

Moises Caicedo – Some nice interceptions and tackles but he was giving away possession far too much. 5.

Conor Gallagher – A bit quieter than usual. Trying to make things happen but sometimes perhaps a little too hard and he was forcing it. Not disastrous by any means but not amazing either. 6.

Ben Chilwell – Played at left wing-back – something he did countless times under Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter. I think it suits him more but he was unable to have too much of an impact on the match. 6.

Cole Palmer – Misses a massive opportunity on 60 minutes after some fine work from Gusto. Strokes it wide when he had the whole of the goal to aim for. Looks like he needs a goal desperately. But even on a bad day, he pops up with a crucial assist for Disasi’s late equaliser and that increased his score. 6.

Nicolas Jackson – After missing a huge chance, he made up for it with a fantastic header around five minutes later. He leaps above everyone else and guides his header right into the corner. Pretty quiet apart from that, though. 7.

Substitutes

Mykhailo Mudryk – No impact, unfortunately.

Raheem Sterling – See above

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