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Malmo 0-1 Chelsea: Two people stand out in player rating

Chelsea laboured to a 1-0 victory over Malmo in the UEFA Champions League group H on Tuesday evening.

The game was less interesting especially in the first half which yielded just one clear-cut opportunity for the visitors.

The first half ended goalless but Morocco international Hakim Ziyech scored the only goal on the night off a Hudson-Odoi assist in the 56th minute.

That was the only goal in the frustrating encounter but Chelsea stole all three points at stake and moved up the group H table.

Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the two players that stood out on Tuesday with a high rating.

Here is the player's rating for Chelsea.

Edouard Mendy - 7 - The goalkeeper had no issues at all. Nothing to worry about all through the game.

Andreas Christensen - 8 - One of the two best rated on the night. Won five ground duels, five aerial duels and made four ball recoveries.

Thiago Silva - 7 - The Brazilian took good care of the central areas and stayed focused with not much work to do.

Antonio Rüdiger - 7 - Malmo's attackers didn't give him much stress. Less work for him, so he shone.

Cesar Azpilicueta - 6 - Sloppy in possession and just started to look his age at times.

Jorginho - 7 - Fine player on the night as he kept things going well.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek - 8 - The second of the two most rated players. Brilliant strength and footwork before working the keeper after the break.

Marcos Alonso - 6 - Cut a frustrated figure as he tried to get forward in the first period. Not really involved after the break.

Hakim Ziyech - 7 - Deserved his goal, tapping home from Hudson-Odoi's low cross. Subbed.

Kai Havertz - 7 - He was busy in the frontline asking questions from Malmo defence. Good work in the build-up to the opener, playing the false nine role to perfection.

Callum Hudson-Odoi - 7 - He gave his best. Cute one-two before blasting clear and laying it on a plate for Ziyech. Subbed.

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