Well, that was something. Chelsea booked their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup, beating Norwich on 5-3 on penalties. The Blues thought they had wrapped it up in 90 minutes after Michy Batshuayi’s second-half opener, but Jamal Lewis headed the equaliser past Willy Caballero in the last minute of stoppage time to send the game to extra-time. Pedro was sent off for two yellow cards, before Alvaro Morata received his marching orders a few minutes later. Despite being down to nine men, the Blues defeated the Championship side on penalties, and will face Newcastle in the next round.
Willy Caballero – 8
Chelsea’s hero in the end, saving Norwich’s first penalty in the shoot-out. Would be disappointed to have conceded late on, but produced a brilliant save in the second half.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7
A matter of inches away from opening the scoring in the first half, but was otherwise his calm and composed self.
David Luiz – 6
Returned to the starting eleven again, and looked confident to bring the ball out from the back. Made a number of good runs forward, too.
Ethan Ampadu – 7
Looked very composed for a 17-year-old, and didn’t look out of place in the Chelsea back three. Defended well, and was perhaps unlucky to be substituted.
Kenedy – 7
Very skillful going forward, and provided the assist for Batshuayi’s opener with a great ball across goal. Got well forward, before going off.
Danny Drinkwater – 6
Almost got on the scoresheet early on with a thunderous effort from 30 yards, and wasn’t far off in the second.
Tiemoue Bakayoko – 6
Showed glimpses of speed and strength, but ultimately failed to dominate the midfield, which he really needs to do.
Davide Zappacosta – 6
A good option on the right-hand side going forward, but could have closed down quicker before the Norwich equaliser.
Pedro – 5
Rightfully booked for a dive, then received a second yellow for an unneeded challenge. Poor from the Spaniard, who should know better.
Willian – 7
Very unfortunate to receive a yellow for diving, with VAR failing to rectify the referee’s mistake. But was otherwise good overall.
Michy Batshuayi – 5
Scored Chelsea’s goal, but was otherwise absent from the game. Hold up play was poor, and his touch let him down on several occasions.
Andreas Christensen – 7
Solid as ever from the Dane, after coming on to replace Ampadu.
Alvaro Morata – 5
Received two yellow cards within seconds of each other, one for diving and another for dissent. Summed up his game, as he missed a number of chances.
N’Golo Kante – 7
Dispatched his penalty brilliantly, and upped the tempo for the Blues which had been letting them down.
Eden Hazard – 7
Looked dangerous when coming on in extra-time, and scored the winning penalty to send Chelsea into the next round.