Here's how the Charlton players rated in their 3-1 win over Stoke City.

Dillon Phillips 6

Made a good save just before the break, but up until then looked shakey. May have done better for Stoke’s equaliser having been beaten at his near post.

Chris Solly 7

A solid performance from the club captain as you’d expect. Doesn’t offer much going forward and passed the ball back far too often.

Jason Pearce 6

Made a few good interceptions but was given a torrid time by the visiting strikeforce. Hearts were in mouth a number of times as he and Dillon Phillips persisted with playing from the back.

Tom Lockyer 7

Started the game well but after conceding looked edgy. Impressive range of passing and looked comfortable on the ball. Looks solid at this level but has the tendency, like the whole of the defence, to dwell on the ball too long.


Charlton 3 Stoke City 1 - Taylor, Aneke and Gallagher clinch points

Ben Purrington 8

The pick of the defenders. Overlapped Jonny down the left and was forever looking to join in the attack. Solid at the back and looks comfortable on the ball.

Josh Cullen 7

Passing and composure not up to the standard as last season. Maybe the change in pace between League One to Championship, but may be early season rust.

Conor Gallagher 9*

Played just behind Taylor in the number 10 role. Defended from the front and showed some neat touches when in possession. Will be a real fan favourite at The Valley with the commitment showed.

Darren Pratley 7

Covered every blade of grass and lead by example. Kept things ticking over nicely in the middle of the park.

Jonny Williams 9

Dovetailed well with Purrington down the left and looked the most threatening of the Addicks front men.

Jonathan Leko 8

Delivered on the unpredictability that Bowyer said comes with the loan signing. Will beat three men and then pace to open space. Undoubted talent and if Bowyer can get the final pass out of him, he’ll have a huge role to play this season.

Lyle Taylor 8

Having a quiet game until he struck a beauty of a goal. Proved how vital he is to this Charlton side. Whatever the contract on the table for the forward, double it.


Aneke 8

Took his goal well.

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