Chelsea player ratings against Liverpool

After Chelsea’s Eden Hazard inspired comeback victory at Anfield, here are the individual player grades:

Goalkeeper:

Willy Caballero: 8 – Exceptional. He made numerous fantastic saves and kept Chelsea in the game.

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Defence:

Cesar Azpilicueta: 5 – He is struggling to adapt to Sarri’s system. Poor crossing and given a torrid time defensively.

Gary Cahill: 7 – Did not do anything wrong. A solid performance.

Andreas Christensen: 4 – I have been calling for his inclusion but he had a poor game. He made several errors leading to chances.

Emerson: 5 – He scored and was never beaten one-on-one by his winger. But he overran the ball a lot and was caught out of position on several occasions.

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Midfield:

Cesc Fabregas: 7 – He was understandably tired in the second half after a lack of game time. His passing in the first half was excellent.

Ross Barkley: 5 – An underwhelming performance after Sunday’s promising cameo. Took the safe option in possession too often.

Mateo Kovacic: 6 – He is not producing much of substance but he is stylish and neat in everything he does.

Forwards:

Victor Moses: 6 – His final ball was poor but he held his width and dribbled into dangerous positions effectively. Made a decent claim for a starting position.

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Willian: 4 – Poor. A couple of good crosses but he gave away possession a lot and squandered good opportunities to attack.

Alvaro Morata: 5 – Isolated up front so we cannot be too harsh. But he missed several chances and still loses the ball too much.

 

Substitutes:

David Luiz: 7 – Looked like a leader when he came on. Aggressive and dragged others to raise their game.

Eden Hazard: 10 – His best goal ever for the club. Incredible

N’Golo Kante: 7 – Got the better of Keita when he came on and added pace to the midfield.