Three Chelsea stars who underperformed against Palace

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Which Chelsea stars stood out for the wrong reasons against Crystal Palace?

Chelsea were collectively poor against Crystal Palace in their 1-0 defeat, but as with all shambolic displays - some were worse than others.

Here are three players who were particularly disappointing at Selhurst Park.

Fernando Torres

The Spaniard had six shots on goal, but none hitting the target. This topped his previous worst performance of the season against Aston Villa earlier in the month. The Spaniard has had 11 shots over the two matches, each of them failing to test the goalkeepers. No player in the entire Premier League has had more shots and failed to hit the target than Torres did against Palace, with only Jermain Defoe and Wilfried Bony once each matching his inadequacy with six fruitless attempts.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTeamPosTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttMins
Fernando Torres Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 32 Chelsea FW 6 0 90
Fernando Torres Aston Villa vs Chelsea 30 Chelsea FW 5 0 67

John Terry

A miserable day for John Terry was not just highlighted by his own goal, but a generally ineffective defensive effort. The former England captain did not win a single tackle all game, and did not make a single interception, picking up a yellow card for his efforts. It was the first match of the season he has failed to win a tackle or interception, and compounded by scoring the matchwinner at the wrong end. Here's how it compared to some of his almost equally poor displays:

NameMatchMatchdayTeamPosWon TackleInterception WonYellow CardOwn GoalsMins
John Terry Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 32 Chelsea DF 0 0 1 1 90
John Terry Man Utd vs Chelsea 02 Chelsea DF 0 1 0 0 90
John Terry Chelsea vs Spurs 29 Chelsea DF 0 1 0 0 90
John Terry Hull vs Chelsea 21 Chelsea DF 0 1 0 0 90

Nemanja Matic

Midfield general Nemanja Matic has been superb since arriving at Chelsea, but he did not put in a performance to be proud of against Palace. In failing to control the midfield, the Serbian delivered his lowest pass completion percentage since arriving at the club with just 76 per cent.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTeamPosPassing Accuracy %Mins
Nemanja Matic Chelsea vs Everton 27 Chelsea MF 90.74 90
Nemanja Matic Chelsea vs Arsenal 31 Chelsea MF 85.71 90
Nemanja Matic West Brom vs Chelsea 26 Chelsea MF 85.71 90
Nemanja Matic Man City vs Chelsea 24 Chelsea MF 85.71 90
Nemanja Matic Chelsea vs Spurs 29 Chelsea MF 83.10 90
Nemanja Matic Chelsea vs Newcastle 25 Chelsea MF 81.25 90
Nemanja Matic Aston Villa vs Chelsea 30 Chelsea MF 78.43 90
Nemanja Matic Fulham vs Chelsea 28 Chelsea MF 78.13 90
Nemanja Matic Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 32 Chelsea MF 76.62 90

 

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