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England v Chile: Player Ratings

I break down each players performance during the disappointing loss to Chile

Shaun Botterill

Fraser Forster - 6

Making his England début, Forster was a spectator for a lot of the 90+ minutes. He made a good stop from a Jean Beausejour and couldn't really do anything with either of the goals. He did spill one cross into the middle which was cleared, but dangerous. His kicking was very suspect and he didn't give instil in me the confidence I want from our keeper.

Leighton Baines - 5

By Baines standard, this was a very poor night. He gave the ball away a couple of times and was left flat footed at the back post for Sanchez's first goal and was very slow getting forward in support of the front three. It was a complete reverse of what we saw against Montenegro and Poland.

Gary Cahill - 4

A very poor night from Cahill who gave the ball away in dangerous positions on more than one occasion. The final time he did it, it cost England a goal and any chance of getting back into the match. He was playing too high up the field and just didn't perform up to the standard we expect from him.

Phil Jones - 4

I think Phil Jagielka can rest easy tonight, Phil Jones was as disappointing as Cahill. For the first goal he squeezed too high and allowed the Chile striker to get into the box, had he have had better control it would have been in the back of the net. Also gave away the ball for Beausejours clean strike at goal.

Glen Johnson - 5

Largely unspectacular and I think Kyle Walker is another player sleeping easy tonight. Didn't really show anything going forward and didn't have a great deal to do at the back.

Frank Lampard - 5

Frank was largely invisible for much of the night, and he was completely overrun in the middle of the park. He did have a deflected free kick that was tipped over, but that was as good as it got for the stand-in England captain.

Jack WIlshere - 7

Although he did give the ball away on a few occasions, he was the only English player willing to run at the opposition. When he did, Chile looked uncomfortable. He put in a lot of work in midfield and was the most comfortable on the ball.

James Milner - 5

Milner flashed in a cross in the 3rd minute and then was largely invisible until he jogged off the field  to be replaced by Defoe in the 66th minute. Milner will run for you all day, but that's not enough in today's game and against technically good teams like South Americans, you're not gonna have a good day at the office.

Adam Lallana - 6

He worked hard and put in a lot of work down the right hand side, but he was just lacking that killer instinct in front of goal and in the final third. He tracked back well and offered support to Johnson but it won't be a game remembered for the day Lallana introduced himself to the World stage.

Jay Rodriguez - 5

Rodriguez had a few nice touches of the ball, but he really didn't do a great deal in the final third and as a attacking midfielder, support striker. That's not a good thing. I can't imagine he'll start Tuesday's game against the Germans.

Wayne Rooney - 7

Wayne's finishing was off tonight, but he ran hard and he always looked to push forward when on the ball. You can instantly tell that he has the quicker football brain than most on the field. It wasn't a great performance, but it wasn't terrible either.


Jermain Defoe - 4

Did he touch the ball? had no affect on the game.

Chris Smalling - 6

He sured up the back-line considerably and looked a lot more solid than Jones

Andros Townsend - 5

Largely ineffective and when he did look as though he was breaking away in the dying moments, he was hacked down as south American teams do.

Ross Barkley - 6

Wasn't a great 15 minutes from Barkley but he was direct and looked comfortable on the ball. A better touch and he may have got a strike away on goal.

Tom Cleverley - 5

Didn't really have a chance to affect the game and barely touched the ball.

Jordan Henderson - 5

Same as Cleverley, didn't really have a chance and didn't see a lot of the ball.