Chelsea player ratings: Antonio Conte’s team rated and slated in Community Shield defeat to Arsenal
It was a solid afternoon of action for Courtois, with a fine save to deny Granit Xhaka a personal highlight. The Belgian was, however, stranded for Sead Kolasinac’s equalising goal just after the 80th minute mark, let down by a combination of poor marking from his defence and his own positioning. And the least said about his penalty in the shootout, the better.
Chelsea’s season hasn’t got off to the best of starts, with rivals Arsenal clinching the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.
The contest went to penalties and the Gunners scored four out of four to seal the win, leaving Antonio Conte, the Blues manager, with a few questions to ask his players ahead of the opening weekend of the Premier League.
So how did the Chelsea players perform in the defeat?
Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at talkSPORT.com’s rating of each Chelsea player to feature in the 2017 Community Shield.