Chelsea – Liverpool player ratings

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Chelsea – Liverpool player ratings were so much fun to dish out as plenty of superstars shone at Stamford Bridge in a classic Premier League encounter.

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After Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored early to put Liverpool into a 2-0 lead, against the run of play, Chelsea came flying back before half time.

Mateo Kovacic scored a worldie to make it 2-1, then USMNT star Christian Pulisic made it 2-2.

Both teams had chances to win it but goalkeepers Edouard Mendy and Caoimhin Kelleher stood tall, as a draw wasn’t great for either team as they aim to chase down Manchester City in the title race.

Below are marks out of 10 with the full Chelsea – Liverpool player ratings.


Chelsea player ratings

Edouard Mendy: 8 – Two fine stops from Salah and Mane in the second half. Solid.

Trevoh Chalobah: 6 – Poor mistake for Mane’s goal, but recovered well. Came off with a knock.

Thiago Silva: 6.5 – Solid as ever as he tried to calm things down. Did a job on Jota to keep him off the ball.

Antonio Rudiger: 6.5 – No marauding runs forward but did his job at the back.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7 – Did well at RWB and RCB after he was smashed in the face by Mane early on. Kept his cool.

N’Golo Kante: 8 – He was everywhere, once again. Brilliant midfield display as he swept everything up. Lovely assist for Pulisic’s goal.

Mateo Kovacic: 8.5 – Stunning volley to start Chelsea’s rally. Lovely flicks and passes. On another level.

Marcos Alonso: 6.5 – Deliveries weren’t at his best and Salah did him on his goal, but always an option as he surged forward.

Mason Mount: 7 – Some nice passes and movement to knit midfield and attack together.

Christian Pulisic: 6.5 – Scored a crucial goal but missed a big chance early on. Never gave up and finished the game at RWB.

Kai Havertz: 6 – Didn’t get too many chances, but helped Chelsea look a lot better in attack. Maybe he will start over Romelu Lukaku?

Substitutions
Jorginho (70′ on for Chalobah): 6 – Settled things down and used all of his experience.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (79′ on for Havertz): 6 – Couldn’t get behind the Liverpool defense after coming on up top.


Liverpool player ratings

Caoimhin Kelleher: 8 – Youngster did superbly. Denied Pulisic twice, the first a great save at 0-0. Only 23 and has a bright future.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 6 – Clearance early on led to Pulisic’s chance. Couldn’t get forward much.

Ibrahima Konate: 6 – Solid enough, but still settling in at center back. His positioning was a little off at times.

Virgil van Dijk: 6.5 – Won plenty of balls in the air and calmed things down in the second half.

Kostas Tsimikas: 6.5 – Quality of his crosses not quite there but flew forward all the time. Standing in well for Robertson.

Jordan Henderson: 6 – Not his best game but kept battling away. Leadership skills key.

Fabinho: 6 – See above. Caught in possession in bad areas a few times, which is unlike him. Tough to play against Kovacic and Kante.

James Milner: 6 – See above. All three Liverpool central midfielders struggled to dictate the tempo but they battled away.

Mohamed Salah: 8 – Brilliant goal and could have scored a lovely chip in the second half but Mendy denied him Now he’s off to represent Egypt and Liverpool will miss him massively.

Diogo Jota: 6 – Very, very quiet as Thiago Silva and Rudiger did a job on him.

Sadio Mane: 6.5 – Lovely finish for his goal and Mendy denied him a second. But lucky to stay on the pitch after his early challenge on Azpilicueta.

Substitutions
Naby Keita (69′ on for Milner): 6 – Didn’t get on the ball but worked hard.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (69′ on for Jota): 6 – See above. A few times he could’ve launched counters.
Curtis Jones (90′ on for Mane): N/A