PLAYER RATINGS: Serge Gnabry came alive after Cesar Azpilicueta’s slip and Marcos Alonso’s misery was capped by red card for striking Robert Lewandowski
- Rudiger (5) and Christensen (5) were bamboozled by Bayern’s movement
- Red card for striking Lewandowski capped a miserable evening for Alonso (4.5)
- Forward Gnabry (8) combined brilliantly with Lewandowski (7.5) for Bayern
- Mount (6.5) was Chelsea’s main threat but was superbly denied by Neuer
Serge Gnabry fired two goals in four minutes to give Chelsea a Champions League mountain to climb as Bayern Munich stung the 10-man Blues 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Former Arsenal youngster Gnabry and arch finisher Robert Lewandowski twice punished Chelsea with deadly one-two combinations to secure a comprehensive win in west London.
Sportsmail’s Daniel Matthews rated the players on Tuesday night.
Midfielder Mason Mount was Chelsea’s main threat but he was denied in both halves
Willy Caballero – 6.5
Helpless to prevent either goal. A couple of crucial saves kept it from getting even worse for Chelsea.
Reece James – 6
Lampard’s flat back five didn’t allow him to get forward enough but still looked at home on big stage.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 6
Unfortunate slip gifted Gnabry chance to create opening goal and then beaten in the air before their second.
Andreas Christensen – 5
Too often bypassed as Bayern cut Chelsea’s defence to shreds in both halves.
Antonio Rudiger (above) and Andreas Christensen were bamboozled by Bayern’s movement
Antonio Rudiger – 5
Like Christensen, too easily bamboozled by Bayern’s clever movement and quick thinking.
Alonso – 4.5
Red card for striking Lewandowski capped miserable evening. Pinned back all night.
Mason Mount – 6.5
Chelsea’s most creative and dangerous player. Came close in both halves but couldn’t take either chance.
Mateo Kovacic – 6
Willing as ever with and without the ball but lost the midfield battle on home soil.
Red card for striking Robert Lewandowski capped a miserable evening for Marcos Alonso
Jorginho – 5
Struggled to contain Muller between the lines and will miss the second leg after needless booking.
Ross Barkley – 5.5
Denied by smart Neuer save but the game mostly passed the England international by.
Olivier Giroud – 6
Held the ball up and linked play well despite having to feed off scraps for most of the night.
SUBS: Abraham 5.5, Willian 6, Pedro 6
MANAGER: Frank Lampard 5
His 5-4-1 formation struggled to contain Bayern and left them too short further up the pitch. His side couldn’t create enough moving forward but their defensive set-up couldn’t stop Bayern cutting them open, either.
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer produced a superb double save to deny Mount and Barkley
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Manuel Neuer – 6
One loose kick almost gifted Mount an opener before brilliant double save denied both Mount and Barkley.
Benjamin Pavard – 6.5
Rarely tested by Barkley and was a constant outlet going forward as the visitors pushed Chelsea back.
Jerome Boateng – 6
Came off second best in physical exchanges with Giroud but not given enough to do from Chelsea’s perspective.
David Alaba – 6.5
Classy performance at the back but much easier to look good when your side dominate the ball.
Bayern forward Serge Gnabry came alive after Cesar Azpilicueta’s slip with a quickfire double
Alphonso Davies – 6.5
Kept busy by Mount’s cleverness and willing running but also a good threat going forward.
Joshua Kimmich – 6.5
Helped Bayern control the midfield with unselfish and uncomplicated passing game.
Thiago Alcantara – 6.5
Influential at both ends – perfectly-weighted pass set up Lewandowski for early chance.
Kingsley Coman – 6
Wasted a glorious early opportunity after being put through and faded as the game wore on.
Robert Lewandowski linked briliantly with Serge Gnabry as Bayern outclassed the home side
Thomas Muller – 7.5
Brilliant display. Always in space behind Chelsea’s midfield. Should have scored first-half header.
Serge Gnabry – 8
Quiet early on but came alive after Azpilicueta’s slip to net two crucial away goals. Took both well.
Robert Lewandowski – 7.5
Missed a couple of decent chances but brilliant link-up play created Bayern’s away goals. Class.
SUBS: Coutinho 6.5, Tolisso 6, Goretzka 6
MANAGER: Hans-Dieter Flick 7
His side were bolder than their hosts and were duly rewarded. They dominated the ball and could have had more than two, but for some wasteful finishing. Chelsea couldn’t find a way to cope with his side’s movement.
REFEREE: Clement Turpin 6.5
Got the big decision right, sending off Alonso after consulting his pitchside monitor.
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