Chelsea half-time player ratings vs Dortmund as Nkunku suffers injury worry| SolSportHQ
Chelsea went in to half-time goalless against Borussia Dortmund with Christopher Nkunku’s injury being the main takeaway from match played on a pitch with questionable conditions
Kepa Arrizabalaga – Almost played Thiago Silva into trouble early in the half and struggled with some of his distribution. Showed some good awareness to sweep up the ball on occasion. 5.
Reece James – Had a bit of a injury scare after the two minute mark after being handed the captaincy in a team that could be very similar to the one that starts versus Liverpool. Luck not to receive a red card at the end of the half. 5.
Thiago Silva – A classy outing from the Brazilian veteran who looked comfortable in the heart of the Blues defence. Still looked very much a leader without the captain’s armband. 7.
Levi Colwill – Will have hoped to do better at the back post when he had his opportunity on goal. Otherwise, a fairly faultless outing. 7.
Ben Chilwell – A solid outing for the defender who looked to get up the pitch often early in the half and stuck to his task well. 6.
Enzo Fernandez – Was often Chelsea’s deepest midfielder but was unfraid to venture into forward positions too and worked quite well in tandem with Conor Gallagher. 6.
Conor Gallagher – A busy performance from the central midfielder who put in a solid display with his pressing in the opening half. 6.
Raheem Sterling – Showed flashes but had to undergo a role change of sorts after Christopher Nkunku was replaced. 6.
Carney Chukwuemeka – The former Aston Villa star played in an advanced position and looked to get on the ball often too. Couldn’t fashion too much but still looks better than at the start of the summer. 6.
Christopher Nkunku – Somehow was denied a penalty in the early stages of the game when clearly fouled. Unfortunately had to be replaced when he picked up an issue with his knee. 6.
Nicolas Jackson – Spurned a big chance on goal when Nkunku was challenged but showed some good interchanges with the Frenchman. Provided a good threat too. 6.
Mykhailo Mudryk – Looked ready to draw a foul almost every time he was on the ball. 6.