Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea: player ratings from the Champions League final

Manchester City

Ederson The Brazilian denied Werner but was left exposed by his defence when Havertz gave Chelsea the lead. His challenge wasn’t enough to save City. 6

Kyle Walker The right-back threatened with his speed, almost freeing Mahrez. But there were times when he had to deal with Chilwell and Mount on his own. 6

John Stones Had a few shaky moments. He was troubled by Werner’s pace and lacked his usual authority. He will be disappointed with his display. 5

Rúben Dias Moved wide when City had the ball. Pulled out of position by Werner when Chelsea scored, allowing Havertz to run through and score. 5

Oleksandr Zinchenko Had an odd role, pushing into midfield when City had possession. It looked overcomplicated and he lost Havertz for the opener. 4

Ilkay Gündogan A surprise choice over Fernandinho in defensive midfield. Was booked and was nowhere to be seen when Mount created the winner. 4

Bernardo Silva Pressed tirelessly and desperately tried to seize the initiative in midfield. Was sacrificed when Fernandinho was belatedly introduced. 5

Phil Foden The youngster flickered at times and could have put City a head in the first half. He didn’t hide on the biggest night of his career. 6

Riyad Mahrez The Algerian winger saw little of the ball. But he hinted at menace. His low ball in the second half almost led to the equaliser. 6

Kevin De Bruyne’s night ended with a black eye, substitution and a runner’s-up medal following a challenge from Antonio Rüdiger.
Kevin De Bruyne’s night ended with a black eye, substitution and a runner’s-up medal following a challenge from Antonio Rüdiger. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Kevin De Bruyne The Belgian struggled to find space in the false nine role. It wasn’t his night. His influence was minimal before he made a tearful exit. 4

Raheem Sterling An eye-catching selection and eager to take his chance. Ran at Chelsea but spurned promising positions and disrupted City’s balance. 5

Gabriel Jesus Replaced De Bruyne but couldn’t find an equaliser 6
The Brazilian came on to give City more security 6
Sergio Agüero
Replaced Sterling as City tried to save themselves 6

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Édouard Mendy The Senegalese made himself big when Sterling threatened early on. He carried on from there, claiming crosses and staying cool. A great signing. 7

César Azpilicueta The captain held his position well, refusing to commit himself when Sterling ran at him. He made a vital intervention to clear a Mahrez cross. 8

Thiago Silva Made a smooth start and was a calming presence until he made an emotional exit after suffering a groin injury after 39 minutes. 6

Antonio Rüdiger The German has been superb under Tuchel and he made a brilliant challenge when Foden looked certain to score. Battled on with an injury. 8

Reece James Recovered after losing Sterling early on. His positioning was disciplined, he backed his pace in the one-on-one duels and passed well. 8

N’Golo Kanté Outstanding, winning possession and driving forward on the counterattack. Always seemed to be in the right place to stop De Bruyne. 9

N’Golo Kanté was among the best players on the pitch, helping Chelsea win possession.
N’Golo Kanté was among the best players on the pitch, helping Chelsea win possession. Photograph: Manu Fernández/AFP/Getty Images

Jorginho The Italy international offered poise in possession, moving the ball crisply, and won plenty of tackles. One of his most accomplished games. 8

Ben Chilwell Attacked with gusto, creating chances with a few dangerous deliveries, and he dealt with Mahrez. He was quick, energetic and dynamic. 8

Kai Havertz The German was excellent and tormented City with his skill, elegance and strength before picking a good moment to score his first ever Champions League goal. 9

Mason Mount Chelsea’s player of the season rose to the occasion. His movement was clever and he took advantage of Fernandinho’s absence to send Havertz behind City. 8

Timo Werner What an enigma. His finishing was appalling but he was crucial to Chelsea’s attacking plan. His smart decoy run made space for Havertz’s goal. 7

Andreas Christensen The Dane was impeccable after replacing Thiago Silva 8
Christian Pulisic
Missed a great chance after replacing Werner 6
Mateo Kovacic
Shored up midfielder after replacing the exhausted Mount 6


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