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Thiago Silva shines, Kepa impresses without Mendy but Romelu Lukaku fails to draw at Brighton

CHELSEA dropped more points once again as they drew 1-1 away from Brighton to end their Premier League title hopes.

The The Blues never controlled the game – Although Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring in the 28th minute.

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea only won 1 of the last 7 matches in the Premier League

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Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea only won 1 of the last 7 matches in the Premier LeagueCredit: PA

Graham Potter’s scored a well-deserved equalizer in injury time after Adam Webster headed home from a corner.

And Chelsea took points at the Amex Stadium in another disappointing night for record signing Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea have now won just once in the Premier League from their last seven matches.

Below SunSport reviews and ranks the performance of the Champions League holders.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga – 7

He always needs to be on guard as Brighton often looks dangerous.

He played well with his feet contributing to Chelsea’s play and made a couple of brilliant saves.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 4

So limited at full-back and couldn’t really make any impact on Chelsea’s attacks when on the ball. He is also struggling at the back.

Chelsea dropped more points in the top flight after Brighton returned to earn one

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Chelsea dropped more points in the top flight after Brighton returned to earn oneCredit: AP

Thiago Silva – 8

Chelsea’s best player on the pitch is often like that, although his teammates don’t cause too much competition.

Controlling the ball with class, Chelsea played attack from behind and defended firmly.

Antonio Rudiger – 5

One of the few who had a better Chelsea performance from the game but even he struggled at the back when trying to defend against a team that was completely determined and hit the target repeatedly.

Marcos Alonso – 4

Always struggled under pressure and never really exceeded the average, and tonight was no different.

He would always be run around by Lamptey, who did.

N’Golo Kante – 4

Much like Jorginho, his passing is poor and that keeps Brighton in control a lot of the game.

He lost in individual teamfights and kept sending the ball away, very unlike him but didn’t care about it at all.

Hakim Ziyech broke the deadlock in good fashion at Amex Stadium in the first half

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Hakim Ziyech broke the deadlock in good fashion at Amex Stadium in the first halfCredit: AP

Jorginho – 4

He lost the fitness match in midfield throughout the first half and some of his passes were also off, which is unlike him.

His second half did not improve at all and he was regularly overlooked by Brighton.

Hakim Ziyech – 5

He was very tired for the first 20 minutes until he scored and then he got a little bit better.

But since then, he’s faded and is defeated too easily.

Mason Mount – 4

He’s pretty quiet and he looks a bit lost in his pocket, but that’s largely due to Chelsea’s poor possession and lack of progress and imagination.

Callum Hudso-Odoi – 4

He was one of our livelier players in the first half but lousy in the second and wasted chances and failed to try to reach his man again.

Romelu Lukaku – 4

Frustrated he wasn’t given the passes he made again and it doesn’t look like he wants to play with much effort again.

It was another disappointing performance from club record signing Romelu Lukaku

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It was another disappointing performance from club record signing Romelu LukakuCredit: Rex

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Mateo Kovacic for Jorginho (80 minutes) – Not applicable

Kai Havertz for Ziyech (80 minutes) – Not applicable

Timo Werner for Lukaku (80 minutes) N / A

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