Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool PLAYER RATINGS: Blues' Gilmour star of the show
PLAYER RATINGS: Billy Gilmour was the star of the show with a performance way beyond his 18 years while Reds ‘keeper Adrian had a night to forget
- Chelsea reached the FA Cup quarter-finals following a 2-0 victory over Liverpool
- Midfielder Billy Gilmour was full of composure, vision and has a big future ahead
- Sportsmail rates the performances of both sets of players at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea reached the FA Cup quarter-finals following a 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday night.
Goals from Willian and Ross Barkley ensured Frank Lampard’s side progressed to the next round.
Sportsmail’s SAMI MOKBEL was at Stamford Bridge to rate the performances of both sets of players.
Chelsea reached the FA Cup quarter-finals following a 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 7.5
Recalled to the starting XI and made a number of crucial stops. Surely done enough to keep his place.
Chelsea ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga returned to starting XI and made a number of crucial stops
Cesar Azpilicueta – 6.5
The Chelsea skipper was involved in a good tussle with Origi. The defender won the battle.
Antonio Rudiger – 7
Eased his way back into the groove after starting Saturday’s draw at Bournemouth on the bench. Dominant.
Kurt Zouma – 6.5
Lacked composure at times but a sturdy performance on the whole from the French central defender.
Marcos Alonso – 7
Had his hands full trying to keep tabs on Mane, but kept to his task diligently.
Billy Gilmour – 8
The youngster produced a performance way beyond his 18 years. Full of composure and vision. A big future ahead of him.
Billy Gilmour produced a performance way beyond his 18 years – full of composure and vision
Mateo Kovacic – 7
Worked tirelessly for his team until limping off. Not hard to see why his manager adores him.
Willian – 7
Looked almost embarrassed to celebrate his goal but it was reward for an industrious display before limping off.
Willian looked almost embarrassed to celebrate his goal but it was reward for his display
Ross Barkley – 7.5
Forced Fabinho’s mistake for Chelsea’s opener and scored a brilliant solo effort. A pleasing night’s work.
Pedro – 6.5
A threat down the left and didn’t shirk his defensive duties down the other end.
Olivier Giroud – 6.5
Kept his place in Tammy Abraham’s absence. Unspectacular but played an important role for his team.
Subs: Mount 6 (Kovacic 42) Jorginho 6.5 (Willian 51); James (Giroud 90). Subs not used: Caballero, Batshuayi, Tomori, Anjorin.
Frank Lampard – 7.5
Once more his team produced against one of England’s elite. The Blues boss will be delighted.
Adrian – 4
Calamitous mistake to let Willian fire Chelsea ahead. A night to forget for the Spaniard.
Adrian made a calamitous mistake to let Willian fire Chelsea ahead – it was a night to forget
Neco Williams – 6.5
Not overawed by the task of trying to shackle Pedro. Showed bundles of composure.
Joe Gomez – 6
Fit again but looked uncomfortable as he tasted domestic defeat for the first time since January 2018.
Joe Gomez looked uncomfortable as he tasted domestic defeat for first time since 2018
Virgil van Dijk – 6.5
Hardly broke into a sweat but couldn’t inspire his team, as he so often does, on a tough night.
Andy Robertson – 6
Was kept fully occupied by Willian, who helped keep the Scot’s impact in attack to a minimum.
Fabinho – 5.5
Usually so assured but his sloppiness on the edge of his own box led to Willian’s opener.
Adam Lallana – 6
Tried his best to get Liverpool’s creative juices flowing. Continued to break through the lines but to no avail.
Curtis Jones – 5.5
Clearly a talented kid but the game passed him by. Has a big future, nonetheless.
Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones is clearly a talented kid but the game passed him by
Sadio Mane – 6.5
Liverpool’s biggest threat on the night but couldn’t break down Chelsea’s resolute defence.
Takumi Minamino – 5.5
Still trying to get to grips with the pace of English football. Plenty of work-rate, but little quality.
Divock Origi – 5.5
Cut a frustrated figure in Liverpool’s attack before being substituted as Liverpool chased the game.
Liverpool forward Divock Origi cut a frustrated figure in Reds’ attack before being substituted
Subs: Firmino 5.5 (Origi 70); Milner 5.5 (Jones 70); Salah (Lallana 80). Subs not used: Lonergan, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Matip, Chirivella.
Jurgen Klopp – 6
His all conquering team are stuttering at the worst possible time. Another frustrating night for the German.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh – 6.5
A relatively routine game to manage. The official didn’t make any glaring errors.
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