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Quick-fire player ratings: Middlesbrough 1-0 Chelsea (Carabao Cup)

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Chelsea have it all to do at Stamford Bridge in two weeks time as the blues fall to a 1st leg defeat against Middlesbrough.

A first half goal from Hayden Hackney was enough to give the home side a lead heading down to Stamford Bridge.

Here are the quick fire player ratings from Tuesday’s defeat by CFCDaily.

Petrovic: 6/10- Literally had nothing to do apart from picking the ball out of the net once.

Gusto: 6/10- Didn’t do much, looked vulnerable at times. Taken off towards the game, assuming as he has been run into the ground by Pochettino in recent weeks.

Disasi: 6.5/10- Not much to do apart from being called into action due to a Colwill mistake in the opening minute. With VAR he may well have ended up giving away a penalty

Thiago Silva: 6.5/10- It’s genuinely so sad what he has around him. He is the only focal point, yes he could have done better on the goal but at the same time it should never have even got into the box. This club is in trouble if his presence leaves, I’m not saying he has to play but you win nothing developing.

Colwill: 2/10- Might be his worst game in a Chelsea shirt which is a shame to see. Not playing in his position which I can partly understand his dropped performance levels but he got booked very cheaply and the Boro goal came down his side and with a yellow card he couldn’t do anything.

Caicedo- 7/10- Best player on the pitch for Chelsea and if I’m being honest I was disappointed with his performance for large parts. Treats the ball as if it is pinball but will always battle for the ball back.

Enzo: 7/10- Everything runs through him and the centre of the team’s creation. Pochettino’s tactics give him a lot to do at times and it was utterly bizarre as to why he was hooked off. From that moment Chelsea’s chances of scoring were in the gutter.

Gallagher: 3/10- Supposed to be Chelsea captain, no sign of leadership, technically ability was lacking and was kicking the ball like it was flat.

Sterling: 4/10- What did he do? What did he offer for the 90 minutes he was on the pitch. It was like Pochettino was waiting to start him again because he was good against a bang average Preston side.

Palmer: 2/10- The reason we aren’t heading back to Stamford Bridge with at least the sides level. Missing one chance is forgivable but missing 2 is unacceptable at such a crucial time.

Madueke: 5/10- Disappointing performance to the point he will probably get benched this weekend. But despite all of that he was still one of Chelsea’s most dangerous players. Felt like him getting subbed off was yet another mistake from the manager.

Pochettino: 3/10- Horrendous in game management, horrendous substitutions and his overall attitude on the touchline looked abysmal. Looked to Broja and Mudryk out of pure hope who both did nothing and somehow made us worse. If you are building a team around running, you aren’t going to go far.

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