Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Watford @ Chelsea by AndyB

Premier League

Watford (V) vs. Chelsea (H)

Stamford Bridge
Fulham


Saturday Jul 04,2020 03:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for Chelsea

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
A-
Execution
A-
Offensive Play
A-
Defensive Effectiveness
A
Overall Match Quality
B+
Player of the Match
Christian Pulisic
Overall Game Assessment
Pulisic was very creative in this one helping to set up both of Chelsea's goals - including drawing a PK with a very nice cutback on the 2nd. Chelsea controlled the action throughout the match and dominating possession in the 2nd half until they started to rest players.
Unit Performance
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
A-
Finishing
A-
Corner Kicks
B+
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B
Controlling Tempo/Possession
A+
Generating Pressure
A
Offense Comments
Chelsea was in complete control at times and forced Watford to commit extra players to the back line. They were firing on all sides though, with Pulisic, Giroud and Willian all creating havoc on the Watford defense.
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
B
Executing Defensive Game Plan
A-
Controlling Offensive Pressure
A
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
A
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
B+
Transition/Counterattack
A-
Defense Comments
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
A
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
A
Defensive Support & Transition
A
Controlling Tempo
A+
Midfield Comments
Chelsea's midfield was in complete control throughout.
Coaching
Game Strategy
A-
Overall Preparedness
A-
Lineup & Substitutions
A+
In-Game Management
A
Coaching Comments
Got an opportunity to rest many players and play some of the youngsters
Player Performance
Player
Pos
Grade
Christian Pulisic (22)
MF 
Solid game. Very active and creative throughout the match
N'Golo Kanté (7)
MF 
quiet game for Kante in this one.
Olivier Giroud (18)
FW 
B+ 
Ross Barkley (8)
MF 
B+ 
quiet game overall, but was able to capitalize on a late goal
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (12)
MF 
B+ 
late sub, but good to see his out there.
Willian (22)
MF 
A- 
Could have been the Man of the Match in this one too. Very exciting to watch him.