CHELSEA did not get off to successful methods underneath Graham Potter as RB Salzburg made positive the Champions League factors had been shared.
Raheem Sterling opened the lead within the second half however Noah Okafor pulled one again with quarter-hour to go.
Sterling shined in a shock wing-back function however there have been plenty of underwheling performances at Stamford Bridge.
Right here, Jack Figg charges Potter’s males after the 1-1 draw.
The Spaniard, maintaining his place with Edouard Mendy out injured, had a shaky early second with ball at his ft however got here off his line confidently quickly after.
He additionally made an excellent save down low to cease Salzburg going forward earlier than the break however was helpless for the equaliser.
Reece James – 7
The wing-back was a continuing risk down the precise flank, bombing ahead and all the time seeking to ship.
Began the assault that led to Sterling’s opener and continued his nice begin to the season.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 5
Swept up most of Salzburg’s looking passes with Silva and so they seemed largely untroubled.
However each may very well be blamed for weak defending as Salzburg’s levelled with Azpilicueta failing to trace goalscorer Okafor’s run in behind.
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Thiago Silva – 5
Put in a really weak deal with which didn’t forestall Okafor’s equaliser.
Maybe his lack of tempo confirmed because the Brazilian put in a limp problem.
Marc Cucurella – 6
Performed on the left on the three-man defence and was all the time seeking to get ahead, linking up properly with Sterling to create probabilities.
However his eagerness to get ahead price Chelsea as Cucurella was nowhere to be seen when Salzburg equalised having been so excessive up.
Jorginho – 6
Was not given too many defensive duties so prevented any calamities.
However the Italian didn’t have a lot affect together with his normally direct type of passing.
Mateo Kovacic – 7
The Croatian was Chelsea’s most optimistic midfielder, carrying the ball ahead and placing tackles in.
Mason Mount – 6
Discovered himself in pockets of house however was only a contact too near getting a shot off within the first half.
Vivid second 45 minutes, establishing Sterling’s opener with an inviting ball throughout the field.
Kai Havertz – 4
The German struggled to get into the sport at occasions, regardless of coming in deep to get on the ball.
Nonetheless his finest place appears to be like undetermined, having shaped an unformidable partnership with Aubameyang tonight.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3
The ex-Arsenal captain is clearly missing match sharpness, having did not captalise on a couple of free balls.
He additionally by no means gave the impression to be in the precise place on the proper time, an attribute Chelsea have been determined for.
Raheem Sterling – 9
The England worldwide was Chelsea’s brightest spark, taking up defenders, delivering and getting in capturing positions.
Completed expertly to open the scoring, coming in from the wingback place to chop in and curl residence.
Ruben Loftus Cheek (for Havertz) – 6
Discovered himself deployed without any consideration wing-back at occasions this season however got here off the bench in a sophisticated function and seemed sturdy there.
Armando Broja (for Aubameyang) – 5
Instantly confirmed urgency on and off the ball, which is greater than could be stated for Aubameyang however the striler blazed over the bar late on.
Hakim Ziyech (for Azpilicueta) – 5
Made an important run to get on the tip of a Broja ball however his effort was properly saved, additionally missed a volley on the loss of life.
Conor Gallagher (for Kovacic) – 5
Produced an important cross late on however his supply got here to nothing.
Christian Pulisic (for Sterling) – 5
May profit from a change in supervisor however the American didn’t have sufficient time to make an impression of the bench.