A late Willian goal earned Chelsea a draw at Anfield on Saturday evening. The Blues remained in third place in the Premier League after taking home a point against Liverpool. Former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah opening the scoring for Reds, but the Brazilian’s equaliser ensured Antonio Conte’s side didn’t go empty handed. Here are how the Chelsea players rated:

Thibaut Courtois – 6

Couldn’t do much about the goal. The Belgian made some good saves during the game, and meant Chelsea earned a point.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 7

Good as normal. Did his defensive duties well, and blocked well from Daniel Sturridge to deny a goal. Rarely puts a foot wrong.

Andreas Christensen – 6

Did well again. Started over David Luiz again, and warranted his selection with a solid performance at Anfield.

Gary Cahill – 6

Often isolated against Salah. Did well to stop the Egyptian occasionally, but the in-form man was too good at times.

Davide Zappacosta – 6

Good going forward. The Italian knows what he’s doing in attacking areas of the pitch, but his defensive awareness lets him down.

Danny Drinkwater – 6

Played well on his first Premier League start. Came in for Cesc Fabregas, and showed Conte he is capable in these big games.

N’Golo Kante – 6

His natural self once again. The Frenchman was good in midfield and played his normal game at Anfield.

Tiemoue Bakayoko – 5

Not the best performance. Lacked awareness on the edge of the box, which led to Liverpool’s opener. Needs to improve.

Marcos Alonso – 6

Another decent performance from the Spaniard. Perhaps could improve defensively, but Alonso looks in good form.

Eden Hazard – 7

Tormented Liverpool with a number of runs. His performance was impressive, and was perhaps unlucky not to score.

Alvaro Morata – 6

Not his game. His link-up play with Hazard was good again, but they couldn’t produce any clear chances.


Cesc Fabregas – 6

Came on late as Chelsea searched for an equaliser. Didn’t have the time to make a real impact.

Pedro – 6

Late substitution. Didn’t make an impact on the game, however.

Willian – 8

Chelsea’s saviour. Nobody knows if he actually meant to lob the ball over Simon Mignolet, but they all count. The Brazilian has three goals in two games.