PLAYER RATINGS: Gnabry came alive after Azpilicueta's slip

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


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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