Bernd Leno 6
Cedric Soares 4
Had a difficult afternoon after being given the nod over Calum Chambers. Played Reece James onside for Chelsea’s opening goal.
Rob Holding 5
Probably the best of Arsenal’s defenders, but not by much. He was helped by the fact Lukaku decided to sit on Mari all game instead of him. Missed a great chance around the hour mark.
Pablo Mari 3
Was quite simply bullied by Lukaku all game. An afternoon to forget for the Spaniard, who also struggled against Brentford last week.
Kieran Tierney 4
One of his worst games for Arsenal. In fairness, he wasn’t given much help – but James did have a field day down his side.
Albert Sambi Lokonga 7
Probably Arsenal’s best player. Tried to get things going and kept demanding the ball. Promising signs going forward.
Granit Xhaka 5
Outshone by Lokonga alongside him. Couldn’t control the game and was overrun at times by Chelsea’s midfield.
Nicolas Pepe 5
A couple of nice moments in the first half, but didn’t make enough of an impact. Yet to click for him this season after a bright end to the last campaign.
Emile Smith Rowe 5
Couldn’t really get into the game other than a few darting runs. May find he is moved out wide now Martin Odegaard has joined.
Bukayo Saka 5
Looks like he is still getting back to full match sharpness after his time off post Euro 2020. A little rusty and taken off after an hour.
Gabriel Martinelli 4
Was anonymous for large parts of the game and barely had a kick. Arsenal sorely missed a focal point in the attack.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Xhaka 61’) 5
Managed to come off the bench and play 30 minutes after barely training all week.
Nuno Tavares (Tierney 66’) 5
Came on and put himself about. Looked lively going forward. Should start against West Brom on Wednesday.
Folarin Balogun(Martinelli 79’) N/A