Chelsea ratings: Mount at his peak as he torments pal Tomori but Sterling struggles to make meaningful impact against Milan

CHELSEA scored four straight wins under Graham Potter with a comfortable night at the San Siro.

The Blues were helped by ex-defender Fikayo Tomori, who was sent off for dragging down Mason Mount as the last man.

Chelsea smiled on a comfortable night at the San Siro

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Chelsea smiled on a comfortable night at the San SiroPhoto credit: Getty

Jorginho made no mistake from the penalty spot and then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added another in the 34th minute as the Blues rose from the bottom to the top of Group E in a week.

Here’s how Joshua Jones of SunSport rated Potter’s men…

Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6

A seasoned evening for the Spain goalkeeper, who has kept three clean sheets in a row and now appears to be Chelsea’s first choice.

Trevo Chalobah – 6th

After a nearly flawless performance, a slip threatened to let AC Milan in but recovered well to reclaim the ball.

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Thiago Silva – 6

His 100th Champions League appearance – and certainly one of his easier ones on his return to this iconic stadium.

Kalidou Koulibaly – 6

Was almost caught at the back post when Sergino Dest had space – but the Senegal star may have done just enough to deter the American as he went wide of the goal.

Reece James – 7

He appeared to be at his best as he paced up and down the right wing.

But his evening was cut short after colliding with Theo Hernandez and limping as a major injury risk with the World Cup six weeks away.

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Mateo Kovacic – 6

A return to the midfield duo that served Thomas Tuchel so well – and once again doing business as they dictated the game.

Jorginho – 6

His penalty at Everton on opening day was added here in trademark fashion – despite the best efforts of an AC Milan fan and his laser.

Ben Chilwell – 4th

I honestly didn’t realize he was playing. Very inefficient.

Jorginho and Kalidou Koulibaly enjoyed their return to Italy

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Jorginho and Kalidou Koulibaly enjoyed their return to ItalyPhoto credit: AFP
Mason Mount was the players' choice and starred for 45 minutes

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Mason Mount was the players’ choice and starred for 45 minutesPhoto credit: AFP

Maurerberg – 8

Proving himself under yet another manager, Mount was at the peak of his powers in a stunning 45 San Siro minutes.

He lured Chelsea academy pal Tomori into bringing him down for the penalty and then played an inch-perfect left foot pass on the second try.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – 7th

For the first time since 2017 with Borussia Dortmund, two consecutive Champions League goals and a perfect finish.

He looks full of confidence as he leads the line – evidenced by his front flip celebration.

Raheem Sterling – 4th

In his hour on the field, he offered very little and was rightly accepted – plus was booked.

Might feel badly done as Mount’s pass was probably meant for him…before Auba ran through and scored.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated against his former employer

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated against his former employerPhoto credit: Getty
Raheem Sterling couldn't do much

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Raheem Sterling couldn’t do muchPhoto credit: Getty

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Conor Gallagher – 6 (for mount, HT)

He looked busy and sat down, trying to emulate Mount’s creativity. Got a late yellow.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 5 (for James, 62 minutes)

Easily slides in to replace the broken James.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6 (for Sterling, 62 minutes)

Aubameyang almost slipped in for a third before Dest attacked.

Kai Havertz – 5 (for Aubameyang, 79 mins)

Touch dropped him as the ball went over the top and he was in. Accidentally blocked a teammate’s shot for the final kick of the game.

Marc Cucurella – N/A (for Chilwell, 90 minutes)

Came in the last minutes to see the win.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6421375/chelsea-ratings-mount-sterling-milan/ Chelsea ratings: Mount at his peak as he torments pal Tomori but Sterling struggles to make meaningful impact against Milan

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