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Atlético Madrid player ratings vs. Chelsea

Atlético exit the Champions League after a disappointing 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.

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Jan Oblak

Left completely exposed for the opening goal, which Hakim Ziyech scored in the 34th minute. Made a good save from Timo Werner at the start of the second half, then kept Atlético in the tie with another save from Ziyech. Helpless for the second goal of the night, as Emerson slid under him on a stoppage time counter — 6.

Kieran Trippier

Under some pressure early on and exposed in the right-back role as Marcos Llorente tried to create ahead of him. Could never get forward and was taken off after 68 minutes. Much like several Atlético Madrid players, he wasn’t bad, but struggled to get up to the pace of the game and didn’t perform — 5.

José Giménez

Returned to the side over the weekend after time out injured recently, and he looked comfortable in a back two after a quick turnaround from Saturday. But Chelsea had runners coming from everywhere at all times. He lost his the head a bit with a heavy challenge after losing the ball and never really posed a treat from set-pieces, either — 5.

Stefan Savić

Struggled to match Werner for pace in the first half, saved by Chelsea’s growing dominance and Atlético’s retreat. Frustration got the better of him when he elbowed Antonio Rüdiger and saw red with less than 10 minutes left. Silly for a player of his experience — 5.

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Renan Lodi

Booked for a lunge on Reece James in the first half. Under pressure after that and was hooked at half-time. A rare chance for the Brazilian but to say “he didn’t take advantage of it” is an understatement — 4.


Struggled to match Chelsea’s intensity in the middle, exposed several times. Some uncharacteristically poor passing and zero control on a night to forget for the Atlético captain — 4.

Saúl Ñíguez

Chased shadows for the majority of the night. No creative spark or driving runs to influence the game and couldn’t get close enough to Chelsea players, who zipped the ball around — 4.

Marcos Llorente

No chance of making anything happen against a swarming Chelsea side. A couple decent crosses in the first half, but withered as the game went on. Diego Simeone’s tactics didn’t help him either as he tried to break Chelsea down — 5.

Yannick Carrasco

Slow start, but very unlucky not to get a penalty when César Azpilicueta pulled his jersey after a short pass back to Éduoard Mendy. Plenty of energy at times but struggled to get into the game. Disappointing as a left winger, replaced less than 10 minutes into the second half — 5.

Luis Suárez

On an island for much of the first half. Went down in the area and appealed for a penalty but it was half-hearted for the Uruguayan’s standards. Kurt Zouma shepherded him carefully, he had no luck whatsoever. Ángel Correa replaced him after an hour — 4.

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João Félix

Really bright start, showed plenty of initiative. Struggled as Chelsea turned the screw but was the only Atlético player who looked like he could have turned the tie. Forced a good save from Mendy in the second half, drilled a low effort wide as well. Disappointing but the only rojiblanco player to come out of the game with some credit — 6.


Mario Hermoso

Replaced Lodi at half-time. Improved Atlético’s thrust down the left but there was no breaking through Chelsea’s press. Caught on the break a couple of times and left helpless. Tried hard in what was a futile attempt to invigorate Atlético’s attack from the back — 6.

Moussa Dembélé

Came on for Carrasco and tried to inject some direct running in the penalty area but no chance against the formidable Zouma-Rüdiger pairing. Space continued to shrink in the penalty area as Chelsea sat with intention to counter, and it got more complicated for the French striker as the clock ticked down — 4.

Ángel Correa

Created some danger when he came on for Suárez, but a number of misplaced passes showed Chelsea’s superior reading of the game, their superior intensity and Atlético’s listlessness — 4.

Thomas Lemar

Replaced Trippier after 68 minutes and played in the middle of the park. No luck, despite a decent effort — 5.