Great Britain 2-0 Chile: Team GB player rating

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Great Britain started its Olympic journey with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Chile in Sapporo.

Ellen White started the tournament as she intends to continue and scored each side at half time after seeing a goal allowed after deviating to an offside position. Lauren Hemp and Kim Little also impressed, while GB controlled the game in midfield.

Hege Riise’s side will face tougher challenges against Japan and Canada, but will have more confidence heading into these matches due to this result and performance.

Here’s a look at how the individual GB players fared …

Lucy Bronze created both GB goals / Masashi Hara / Getty Images

Ellie Roebuck (GK) 6/10: Very much a spectator and will be tested more in the upcoming games.

Lucy Bronze (RB) 7/10: Not the mission with a lot of defensive work against the background of GB’s dominance and it was her two posts that scored the two goals.

Steph Houghton (CB) 6/10: Always check on the back. Drove forward with the ball out of defense with intent during the second half.

Millie Bright (CB) 6/10: Another that will face much tougher challenges.

Rachel Daley (LB) 7/10: Not her usual position at club level but Houston Dash came forward, especially in the second half.

Arsenal midfielder Kim Little was excellent all along / ASANO IKKO / Getty Images

Kim Little (CM) 8/10: Served as the more advanced midfielder three and was always looking for things to happen. Probably could have done it himself but hesitated at the key moment.

Keira Walsh (CM) 7/10: Controlled the game as GB’s deep-seated game maker and shows a fantastic range of passes.

Caroline Weir (CM) 7/10: Strong performance from the shots in midfield, involved in fantastic interaction that kept Chile at arm’s length.

Ellen White scored two goals and got one goal excluded for offside / Masashi Hara / Getty Images

Georgia Stanway (RW) 7/10: Performed well and created chances.

Ellen White (ST) 8/10: Had an early try ruled out for offside but was rewarded for her perseverance with two poachers’ goals. Had an earlier effort been ruled out for offside.

Lauren Hemp (LW) 7/10: Enjoyed a very lively first half on the left flank and was a constant source of danger, even keeping the ball alive for the early goal with a brave long post. But she was changed to the right during the second half and was much less efficient.

Sophie Ingle became the first Welsh player to represent GB women in Olympic football / Karl Bridgeman / Getty Images

Nikita Parris (RW) 6/10: Involved in the second goal shortly after coming off the bench.

Sophie Ingle (CM) 6/10: The task of keeping things ticking at the base in midfield and killing all threats of a Chile comeback.

Jill Scott (CM) Not applicable: Get off the bench in stoppage time.

Ella Toone (LW) Not applicable: Another compensation for downtime.

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