Lee Dixon praises Chelsea star after display in FA Cup semi-final win

'Effervescent': Lee Dixon singles out impressive Chelsea star after 2-0 win vs Crystal Palace

Chelsea booked their spot in the FA Cup final with Sunday’s win over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.

The Blues will face familiar rivals Liverpool in next month’s final after beating Palace 2-0 this afternoon in the semi-finals.

It was a contest that lacked quality at times, but it was two English players that came up trumps for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

First of all, Ruben Loftus-Cheek fired a thunderous effort that went in with the help of a deflection. Afterwards, Mason Mount scored his 12th goal of the season with a smart finish.

Lee Dixon, who was co-commentator on ITV’s coverage of the semi-final, singled out Chelsea’s Werner for his individual performance. He named him his man of the match, too.

“Effervescent, always been making runs. Set up the goal for Mount that’s sealed this game, so he gets the player of the match,” Dixon said on ITV 1 (6:18pm, 17 April).

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Werner shining for Chelsea

For certain, Werner looks like a player that’s got some real confidence in his game right now.

He was rewarded today for his recent form with a start in the FA Cup semi-final, which he contributed to by nicely assisting Mount’s strike.

The 26-year-old attacker is someone who works non-stop when he’s on the pitch, plus his nightmare and tenacity is tough for opponents.

Hopefully, this mini purple patch of form can be extended for the rest of the season.

The German forward has three goals and two assists in his last three Chelsea appearances, so should continue to get plenty of starts in the coming weeks.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.