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It was another three points for Chelsea and also a clean sheet after a hard-fought 2-0 victory for Chelsea at the Villa Park.
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Kepa: Top of his game today. Made 7 saves today and pulled off brilliant back-to-back-to-back saves in the 21st minute to ensure Chelsea’s lead was intact. 9/10
Chalobah: Got another start and did okay at the back as he lasted 90 minutes on the pitch. Seeing more game time under Graham Potter. 6/10
Thiago Silva: Top class performance. Ensured the defence didn’t concede and put in crucial tackles to ensure Chelsea’s lead was safe. 8/10
Cucurella: Subbed off at half-time. Had a shaky game at the back. 4/10
Sterling: Wasn’t an easy game for him. Utilised in various positions. Struggled in the first-half, but did better in the second-half when moved to his more natural position. 5/10
Loftus-Cheek: Strong performance in midfield, and ensured that the team kept possession. His driving runs were amazing. 7/10
Kovacic: Decent performance in midfield. 6/10
Mount: Top performance. Chelsea wouldn’t have won this game without him. Capitalised on Villa’s mistake and scored a brilliant free kick for the second goal. 9/10
Chilwell: Lucky not to have been shown red. Just did okay. 5/10
Havertz: Looked lost for much of the first-half. Subbed off at half-time. 4/10
Aubameyang: Not his best game. Was silent for much of the game. Subbed off before the hour mark. 5/10
Koulibaly: Brought assurance to the back after replacing Kai Havertz at half-time. 7/10
Azpilicueta: Brought in for Cucurella at half-time and helped Chelsea become solid at the back.
Gallagher: Worked hard in his usual fashion as he came on for Aubameyang before the 60th minute mark. 6/10
Jorginho: Calmed the tempo after replacing Kovacic. 6/10
Broja: Very late sub.