Here's how the players rated in Charlton's 2-1 defeat to Swansea.


Dillon Philips 6

Suspect positioning for the opening goal despite the deflection and still has question marks over his distribution. That said he made a fantastic stop to deny Baston at the back post from close range.

Adam Matthews 6

Impressive for first start for the Welshman. Looks composed on the ball and has the quality to play out o the back the ‘Bowyer-way.’  Looked leggy second half against Celina who got past him frequently.

Ben Purrington 5

Found it difficult up against the tricky, Premier League quality of Andre Ayew. Still managed to get forward frequently, offering an outlet down the left.

Tom Lockyer 6

Looks out of position whenever you watch him but always seems to make the tackle or get a block in. Just loves defending but also stepping out with the ball at his feet, maybe shouldn’t shoot from 45-yards though.

Jason Pearce 7

Made a number of clearing headers in the opening half which were needed with Borja Baston lying in wait.  Rested against Leeds and it looked like he wanted to prove a point

Josh Cullen 7

Poses such quality going forward you forget the steeliness he has in defence. Made one great recovery challenge on Bersant Celina that turned defence into attack. His passing stats must be impressive too, a top operator.

Sam Field 6

Quietly goes about his defensive duties at the base of midfield. Effective, wins the ball and gives it it.

Conor Gallagher 8

First 20minutes he looked a Premiership player both in attack and defence. As Swansea started to dominate possession the Chelsea youngster found it hard making his mark without the ball. A real talent though and made vita interceptions in the second half.

Jonathan Leko 6

Taking to the forward role like a duck to water. Capable of leading the line and occupying and beating multiple defenders. Guilty of the odd stray pass that could’ve been costly with his back to goal, but looked the most likely in attack for the hosts. Ran himself ragged.

Erhun Oztumer 5

A dynamo in the opening half, but looked spent in the second. Constantly looking for the ‘killer pass.’ Second half as Charlton sat deeper he saw little of front foot ball and wasted what he did have.

Macauley Bonne 6

Ran himself into the ground. You can see the ‘Lyle-effect’ on him, chasing lost causes and making defenders honest when he doesn’t have the ball. In attack, he doesn’t have the knack of getting into the right place in the box Taylor has, but as Bowyer says – ‘he’s a work in progress.’


Jonny Williams 5

Made little impact.

Chuks Aneke 7

Offered a more direct and physical threat than Leko and was unlucky not to get a spot-kick.

Jake Forster-Caskey 6

Put on the left but couldn’t get into the game.