Chelsea player ratings from 2-2 draw against Brentford – Chilwell struggles as Blues are forced to settle for a point

Chelsea had to settle for a 2-2 draw against local rivals Brentford following a second half turnaround at the Gtech Community Stadium.

The Blues were dominant after Nicolas Jackson had given them the lead but were reliant on a late Axel Disasi header to rescue a point after goals from Mads Roerslev and Yoanne Wissa had left them staring at defeat.

Here are Dan Evans’ player ratings from the Gtech Community Stadium

Djordje Petrovic – 6

Not a great deal he could do about either goal. Was rarely tested otherwise. Seemed slightly fortunate to not be penalised for handling outside the penalty area in the first half but replays appeared to show he just about kept his hands the right side of the line.

Malo Gusto – 6

Produced the first-half’s outstanding moment with his excellent cross to Jackson to open the scoring, and almost had a second assist after setting up Cole Palmer in the second half. Was suspect defensively though, losing Sergio Reguilon in the moments before Brentford’s equaliser.

Axel Disasi – 6

Earned Chelsea a point with his thumping back-post header but was as at fault as anyone in blue amid the early second half collapse. Continues to defend well in moments rather than across an entire 90 minutes.

Trevoh Chalobah – 6

Made his first league first start of the season, and largely did a good job keeping an eye on Ivan Toney. Was part of the panicky young backline that allowed Brentford to get back into the game though.

Levi Colwill – 6

One of several who was good in the first half but much poorer after the break. Made a good block to deny Ivan Toney from a rare Brentford attack in the first half but fell victim to the collective headloss that cost Chelsea the game.

Ben Chilwell – 4

Most of Brentford’s joy came down the Chelsea captain’s side. Failed to get a hold of Mads Roerslev as he led the Brentford turnaround.

Moises Caicedo – 6

Hard to assess. Ended up making seven tackles and was starting to look confident after Chelsea took the lead. Failed to help calm the game down at the start of the second half though.

Enzo Fernandez – 6

Was brilliant in the spell between Chelsea opening the scoring and half-time, dictating the game with his passing and finally looking every bit the £100million midfielder. Made four key passes, including one for Jackson that saw him round the keeper but fail to score. Could not help his side through the collapse at the start of the second half though and was replaced by Mykhailo Mudryk with 20 minutes to play.

Conor Gallagher – 6

Was busy and involved throughout but lacked the guile to unlock Brentford’s deep-lying defence. His all-action style did not provide the control that Chelsea needed at the start of the second half.

Cole Palmer – 5

An unusually quiet afternoon for the man who has become Chelsea’s key attacking threat this season. Crossed well for Disasi’s late leveller but had missed a good chance by that point.

Nicolas Jackson – 5

Took his goal well from Gusto’s accurate cross but had already failed to capitalise on a wonderful opportunity to open the scoring before that. Largely anonymous in the second half.


Mykhailo Mudryk – 5

Had very little impact on the game after taking the place of Fernandez.

Raheem Sterling – NA

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