Chelsea’s Premier League undefeated run came to an end on Saturday evening as they were beaten 3-1 by London rivals Tottenham at Wembley.The Blues started slowly and were made to pay as goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane put Spurs 2-0 up after 16 minutes, before Heung-min Son’s second-half strike sealed the deal. David Luiz’s performance angered Chelsea supporters N’Golo Kante has had to adapt to a new position in Maurizio Sarri’s midfield so far this season Olivier Giroud’s late consolation made the scoreline more respectable for Maurizio Sarri’s men, however the truth is that they were simply outclassed by Spurs.Alvaro Morata and David Luiz came in for particular criticism for their sub-par displays, however nobody in the Chelsea team truly emerged with any semblance of glory from the game.You can see talkSPORT.com’s player ratings below. Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6Was partially at fault for the first two goals, but also spared his teammates’ blushes with several saves which prevented the game from becoming a serious thrashing.Cesar Azpilicueta – 5The entire Chelsea defence collapsed at Wembley, and Azpilicueta was far below his usual standards. Provided an impressive assist for Giroud’s goal in a sole redeeming moment.Antonio Rudiger – 4Arguably the club’s most improved player so far this season, but looked well out of his depth against the pace of Tottenham’s attack.David Luiz – 2Carelessly gave away the free kick for the first goal, jumped out of the way for the second and made a shambolic attempt at a challenge which failed to prevent the third. His worst display in several years. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Mateo Kovacic – 5Started ahead of Barkley, but underwhelmed when given the vote of confidence. Lacked authority in defence or attack after what has been a bright start to his time at Stamford Bridge.Willian – 4Continued to test fans’ patience with another lacklustre performance. Wasn’t helped by the lack of attacking service.Alvaro Morata – 3Caught offside at an alarming consistency, spoiling several Chelsea attacks. Another disappointing showing, how many more can he afford?Eden Hazard – 5Limited by his teammates’ bad day, but could produce no individual brilliance to turn the game around regardless. Aurier kept Hazard quiet at Wembley Latest Chelsea News Maurizio Sarri was frustrated by his team’s display targets gameday cracker REVEALED shining Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 4 JIBE 4 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Marcos Alonso – 4A long way away from his two-goal ‘man of the match’ display away at Tottenham last season. Capitulated along with the rest.Jorginho – 4Was neutralised throughout and looked bemused when tasked with defending against Spurs relentless attack early on. Left for dead by Son in the build-up to the third goal.N’Golo Kante – 6Badly needed in Jorginho’s defensive position. Struggled to impact on the game from right midfield. REAL DEAL OFF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ tense 4 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star punished SUB: Pedro – 6A bright spark when he came on, but couldn’t impact the result.SUB: Ross Barkley – 6Made very little difference after entering the fray.SUB: Olivier Giroud – 7Did well to net the consolation, but ultimately was faced with a monumental task, coming on at 3-0 down.
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