Chelsea ratings: Rudiger shows fighting spirit in brilliant performance but Mount kept quiet after tooth surgery
CHELSEA outclassed Leicester at the King Power Stadium as Thomas Tuchel's side eased to a 3-0 win.
Antonio Rudiger, N'Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic all got on the score for the Blues who got back to winning ways after their draw against Burnley last time out.
As it stands, the West London outfit are now six points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Here Simon Phillips rates and slates the performances of the visitors.
Edouard Mendy – 8
He was pressed a lot by Jamie Vardy but did well and didn't have much else to do in terms of shots to save in the first half.
He was busier in the second half as Leicester pushed to get back in it, and made some good saves.
Trevor Chalobah – 9
Looks so comfortable at this level and absolutely warranted his starting place again. He was playing close to Silva to help him out and that was clever.
He also has under rated long passing vision.
Thiago Silva – 9
He was hassled a lot by the pace of the Leicester front three, but his calmness and experience put him a step ahead at all times to deal with any real threats. What an absolutely class act.
Antobio Rudiger – 9
Popped up with a good headed goal in the first half and continuing to play like a different beast since Thomas Tuchel arrived at the club.
His fighting spirit comes up in every challenge and every 50/50.
Reece James – 9
Playing with so much confidence right now he was superb again today.
He was great going forward for Chelsea and linking up well with his team mates, and defensively again he was back there helping out when needed.
N'Golo Kante – 9
He doesn't score many, but this one will be up with one of his best against his former side to put Chelsea 2-0 up inside 28 minutes.
He started the game slow, but soon started showing his world class quality and all round ability in attack and defence.
Jorginho – 9
Controlled that midfield from deep for Chelsea and was full of fight.
His vision and range of passes were great today and he was playing with real confidence and calmness.
Ben Chilwell – 9
He was being booed by his former fans, to then pop up an assist Rudiger's opening goal.
His overall game was fantastic with his intensity and willingness to win the ball back, as well as help in attack. Should have scored in the first half.
Mason Mount – 6
He was Chelsea's only real quiet player on the day, but perhaps that can be forgiven after his dental surgery last week.
He was fighting as always, but just wasn't doing enough on the ball for me.
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 9
Chelsea's best attacker again and was looking good dropping in deep to collect the ball.
He was playing at a different level today and really showing why Tuchel has now rewarded him with 6 consecutive starts for Chelsea.
Kai Havertz – 7
He started a bit sloppy, but he soon started to look more up for it and he was being a bit of a nightmare for Johnny Evans.
He was holding the ball up well and also tracking back to win it back. Great work rate.
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Hakim Ziyech for Kai Havertz (61 mins) – 8
He came on and battled well at a tough time in the match. He did well to set-up Pulisic to score.
Christian Pulisic for Mason Mount (61 mins) – 8
Very lively when he came on and took his goal well.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Jorginho (76 mins) – 7
Fitted straight in to replace the good presence of Jorginho.
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