REVIEW: How Jordan Ayew and Baba Rahman performed in Chelsea and Villa loss

Blackstars and Aston Villa forward, Jordan Ayew will not be seen playing in the English premier league next season unless he makes a move to a top tier side as his club have been relegated. Aston Villa was relegated following their defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Baba Rahman was also in action for Chelsea as the faced Manchester city at home. Baba’s Chelsea displayed an abysmal performance against Manchester city and the were trashed 3 goals to nil. It’s quite unfortunate that both blackstars players who were in action on Saturday in the English premier league suffered a defeat. KokonsaGh Sports takes a technical look at how these players performed.

Chelsea player ratings

Thibaut Courtois: Saved Chelsea in first half and did well to deny Kevin De Bruyne. Wreckless decision to bring down Fernandinho resulted in deserved red card for the Belgian stopper.

Cesar Azpilicueta: Bad day at the office for the Spaniard.

Gary Cahill: Aguero at his best proved too much for the England international.

Branislav Ivanovic: Fell for Aguero dummy in opening goal. Poor performance.

Baba Rahman: Couldn’t keep up with devastating City attack. He kept pushing forward a couple of times but wasn’t always quick to fall back when city were on the counter attack. There was talk that he was to be substituted with a turnstile. However,  he remained one of few players who had an average performance.

John-Obi Mikel: Lost his man for opening goal, outclassed in midfield. Failed to protect the Chelsea back four.

Cesc Fabregas: Failed to make an impact in the match. Came out second best.

Willian: Sheer lack of effort and determination from the first minute to the last. Uncharacteristic display from the Brazilian.

Rubens Loftus-Cheek: Brilliant turn and shot to force a good save from Joe Hart, heavy defeat will prove to be a learning curve for the youngster. Bright future ahead.

Pedro: Failed to make an impact for Chelsea, hurled off in the second half.

Diego Costa: Poor performance from the Chelsea striker, lack of aggression and movement meant City back four barely troubled.


B. Guzan: A bit slow to react to Rashford’s goal but would have been hard-pressed to keep it out anyhow. Made some important saves as the match wore on.

A. Hutton: Did relatively well in defending on the flank but struggled mightily to lend a hand in attack.

J. Lescott: Unable to read Rashford’s run in the build-up to the opener but was strong in the air.

C. Clark: Put in some strong last-ditch challenges but allowed Memphis and Rashford behind him a few times as the match progressed.

A. Cissokho: Afforded too much space out wide, with Valencia getting far too much time to pick out crosses from the flank. Offered next to nothing going forward.

K. Richardson: Failed to track Valencia’s overlapping runs, his lack of support exposing Cissokho.

S. Sinclair: Ingenuity was in short supply as he was unable to create much with his limited time on the ball.

A. Westwood: Provided good cover for the back line, doing well to somewhat limit the impact of Rooney and Mata.

L. Bacuna: Did well to get back and lend a hand in defence but really offered little on the front foot.

I. Gueye: A bullish figure in midfield, doing an excellent job to disrupt the hosts’ rhythm in possession.

J. Ayew: Had a thankless task up top, with service and support sorely lacking until the final 10 minutes, by which point it was really too late. He had a shot blocked which could have been an equaliser.


R. Gestede: Had an immediate impact off the bench. Denied a goal by a superb tackle from Blind before hitting the woodwork with a header just a minute later.