Here’s how Charlton’s players rated in their 2-0 defeat by Blackburn Rovers.

Dillon Philips 6

Had little to do first half ironically. Not much he could do with the opener and little chance to come for the cross for the second. Ball at his feet was possibly his best day, pinging passes out to the flank and hitting its target.

Alfie Doughty 6

Struggle, like many, with the conditions in the first half. Got beaten by his man on a few occasions which went unpunished. Going forward his delivery with his left was on point, but with his right it was a lottery.

Naby Sarr 6
Of the back three he looked the most comfortable in the wind. Made some vital covering blocks in the first half which kept the Addicks in the game.

Jason Pearce 4

On the deck he made a few crucial and well-timed challenges, but aerially he was at sixes and sevens. Lucky not to be given his marching orders and replaced at the break.

Tom Lockyer 4

Surprise he stayed on the pitch for the second after a poor first half. Caught under the ball too frequently and at fault for Pearce’s penalty incident. Passing was way-ward and he’ll be the first to say he didn’t have his best game.

Adam Matthews 7

Had an earful from Phillips in-goal for allowing Buckley to come inside for the opener which was a little harsh. Doesn’t stop running and always looking to get forward. Looks comfortable in a 4-4-2 or a 3-5-2.

Josh Cullen 5

With a lot of the play by-passing the midfield he found it hard to dictate tempo first half. Second half he was involved more but his set-piece deliveries were poor.

David Davis 6

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The pick of the Charlton midfield. Box-to-box he has a bit of the Pratley about him. Kept possession well and one of the few who looked composed in the awful conditions.

Aiden McGeady 4

Poor home debut from the loan star. Too often his passes were undercooked or directly at Rovers player. Needs a run of games, looked off-the pace.

Tomer Hemed 5

Given the impossible task of leading the in the first half. Tries hard but it’s just not falling for him.

Lyle Taylor 6

Had Charlton’s best two efforts, both from free-kicks. With little creativity behind him there was little chance for the talisman to shine in woeful conditions.


Matt Smith 5

Eager to impress he got on the ball frequently but had little impact.

Andre Green 6

Added drive to the attack but couldn’t break through the lines.

Macauley Bonne