Brentford vs Chelsea Player ratings as late Disasi header earns draw for Chelsea


Chelsea missed a huge chance to open the scoring on the half-hour, but Nicolas Jackson somehow failed to convert after rounding the keeper.

But he made amends within minutes, silencing some doubters with a superb header to put the Blues in the box.

That advantage was erased shortly after the start of the second half in scrappy fashion through Mads Roerslev from close range.

Brentford then completed the turnaround in sensational style as Yoane Wiss produced a stunning overhead kick from the bag to give his side the lead.

Sergio Reguilón, who played a big part in the opener, then came so close to extending that advantage but the Bees were denied by the post for the second time and those misses eventually came back to haunt them when Axel Disasi’s thunderous header leveled the scores again in the 83rd minute.

Chelsea player ratings

GK: Djordje Petrovic – 6/10 – Didn’t have a whole lot to do aside from pick the ball out the back of his net.

CB: Axel Disasi – 6/10 – Seemed to hesitate when given the chance to clear his lines for the equaliser, but just about redeemed himself with a nice late goal of his own.

CB: Trevoh Chalobah – 5/10 – Had a really solid first half but wilted when the pressure started to rise.

CB: Levi Colwill – 5/10 – Didn’t enjoy the physical battle at all and failed to inspire confidence when Brentford got on top of the game.

RM: Malo Gusto – 6/10 – Another top attacking performance from Gusto, whose cross for Jackson’s opener was excellent. Did let himself down with his defending, however.

CM: Moises Caicedo – 6/10 – One of the best players on the pitch in the first half but Caicedo was one of many who struggled when Brentford actually got going.

CM: Enzo Fernandez – 6/10 – Created plenty of chances with some smart passing but looked noticeably fatigued in the second half and had to be replaced.

CM: Conor Gallagher – 6/10 – Put himself about with real energy but spoiled his performance with a yellow card for diving.

LM: Ben Chilwell – 5/10 – Not involved as much as he should have been. Didn’t get a whole lot wrong but fans were left wanting more.

ST: Cole Palmer – 7/10 – Struggled for time on the ball but had some excellent moments when he did finally see some possession. A great cross for Disasi’s late goal.

ST: Nicolas Jackson – 7/10 – Another chaotic performance for Jackson, whose fluffed stepovers will end up being a bigger highlight than his goal.

SUB: Mykhailo Mudryk (71′ for Fernandez) – 5/10

SUB: Raheem Sterling (79′ for Colwill) – 6/10

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