CHELSEA conceded London bragging rights to Arsenal yet again – who picked up their third straight win at Stamford Bridge.
Centre-back Gabriel’s 63rd minute opener was enough to settle the sides and keep the Gunners top of the Premier League.
For Chelsea, they slip further down the table to seventh, with Graham Potter’s old Brighton side a space ahead of them.
In a frustrating day for Blues fans, here is how Jack Figg rated Potter’s team from Stamford Bridge.
Edouard Mendy – 7
Got himself in trouble with the ball at his feet but made up for it with some smart saves, also commanding in the box with a performance to mount pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Ceser Azpilicueta – 6
Looks much more comfortable at right-back opposed to wing-back and largely kept Gabriel Martinelli at bay but Chelsea miss Reece James’ threat down the right.
Thiago Silva – 5
Made a huge block to deny Jesus already on but also gifted the Brazilian the chance to score after giving the ball away cheaply.
Trevoh Chalobah – 6
Worked well with Silva to deal with Jesus, despite falling victim to the striker’s silky feet at times. The centre-back is growing in confidence.
Marc Cucurella – 5
Struggled with pace and sharpness of Saka at times, which restricted his ability to get forward and help Chelsea attack.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 5
Got caught in possession a few times but did carry the ball up the pitch well. Hs side could have profited from a bit more aggression from the midfielder.
Jorginho – 5
Deployed as the anchor in midfield and helped keep play even in the middle of the park. The match was mainly competed in the wide areas.
Mason Mount – 5
Could not get into the game on a day Potter really needed his talisman. Played on the inside left and did not get on the ball enough.
Kai Havertz – 4
Lacklustre showing from the German, who was sloppy in possession and rarely ever a threat, despite slight glimpses of promise in spirts.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3
Very disappointing display on a day the ex-Arsenal captain would have been full of motivation. Lacked movement, sharpness and desire.
Raheem Sterling – 6
Was marked tightly by Oleksandr Zinchenko, causing him to come a bit deeper. That limited his at goal.
Armando Broja (for Aubameyang) – 7
Really positive impact off the bench, showing his strength and was keen to get on the ball while making runs.
Conor Gallagher (for Havertz) – 6
Got into some advanced areas in the short time he was on but never really in a shooting position.
Mateo Kovacic (for Loftus-Cheek) – 6
Always sparks a bit of energy in the Chelsea midfield but it proved too little too late.
Christian Pulisic (for Mount) – 5
Did nothing to prove Potter that he should be in the starting 11. But the American could get a chance with Chelsea’s forwards misfiring.
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