Carabao Cup Final: Chelsea vs Liverpool Player Ratings as Liverpool win the dramatic tie 11-10 on penalties after the game went into extra time 0-0

Chelsea vs Liverpool Player Ratings: Chelsea faced Liverpool in the finals of the prestigious Carabao Cup at the Wembley Stadium in London.

Both the teams played extraordinary football in the match and it was a treat to watch. It was an end-to-end entertaining game as the teams looked to take a lead with many attempts but both the goalkeepers were on their toes and kept it goal less for 120 minutes.

The penalty takers were perfect on both the sides as all 10 on-field players converted their spot kicks. Liverpool’s GK Kelleher converted their 11th penalty but Chelsea’s GK Arrizabalaga skied his shot and the Reds won the cup.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the match: –

Chelsea vs Liverpool Player Ratings

Chelsea

Edouard Mendy (8.6/10): Mendy made 2 back-to-back mind-blowing saves to keep out Keita and Mane. He made a mammoth 6 saves

Trehov Chalobah (8.5/10): Chalobah was brilliant in one-on-one situations and had the most successful tackles in the match- 3.

Thiago Silva (8.6/10): Silva had a dazzling game in defense. He was Chelsea’s last line of defense at many occasions and kept a clean sheet.

Antonio Rudiger (8.1/10): The German center back threw challenges and won the ball with great intent. He made a huge number of clearances, keeping out the ball.

Cesar Azpilicueta (6.8/10): Chelsea’s skipper had a decent game on the right flank before he got injured in the second half.

N’Golo Kante (8.4/10): Kante was at his usual best winning challenges in the midfield and making crucial interceptions.

Mateo Kovacic (8.5/10): Kovacic was everywhere on the pitch and had an exceptional anticipation of the ball. He was one of Chelsea’s best players in the game.

Marcos Alonso (8/10): Alonso’s left flank was where Chelsea created the most chances and Alonso was the key player involved in them.

Mason Mount (6.5/10): Mount missed important chances from brilliant Chelsea plays in both the halves. It seemed Mount just couldn’t score on the day.

Christian Pulisic (6.7/10): Pulisic missed an early chance, but made some good plays for Chelsea before being replace by Werner in the second half.

Kai Havertz (7.6/10): Havertz had a good game upfront and scored a goal in extra time which was called offside.

Substitutes:

Reece James (6.5/10): James came in for the injured Azpilicueta and had a decent game on the right side.

Romelu Lukaku (6.7/10): Lukaku’s shot on target was saved by Kelleher and another one was adjudged offside.

Timo Werner (6.2/10): The striker did not impact the game coming on late in the second half.

Jorginho (6.3/10): Jorginho didn’t have much to do in the final minutes of extra time.

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Arrizabalaga came on to keep for the penalty shoot out and missed on scoring a deciding penalty.

Liverpool

Caoimhin Kelleher (8.4/10): Stand-in goalie Kelleher was calm under pressure and kept the posts well. He made 4 amazing saves on the night.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.5/10): The right-back made a flurry of key passes and crosses from the flank and looked like he had his passing boots on.

Joel Matip (7.3/10): Matip had a good defensive game and also scored a goal from set piece but it was deemed to be offside by the referees.

Virgil van Dijk (7.9/10): Van Dijk’s defensive positioning was excellent and his aerial abilities were displayed well.

Andy Robertson (7.2/10): Robertson was involved in almost all Liverpool attacks from the left wing.

Jordan Henderson (6.5/10): Henderson had an average game as he tried to supply balls for the forwards but did not have a great success.

Fabinho (7/10): Fabinho had a good game as a defensive midfielder and carried out his duties on par.

Nabi Keita (6.6/10): Apart from a thunderous shot on target which was saved by Mendy, Keita did not do much in the game.

Mohamed Salah (6.8/10): It was not Salah’s night as he had the least touches for any outfielder in the match and could not bring out his finesse.

Sadio Mane (7.5/10): Mane had a fine match and even provided a headed assist to Matip which was ruled out offside.

Luis Diaz (7.1/10): New signing Diaz looked comfortable in the setup and managed to pick out passes to Mane and Salah regularly.

Substitutes: 

Harvey Elliott (6.3/10): Elliott was brought in the squad just before kickoff for the injured Thiago and had a decent game.

James Milner (6.5/10): A straight swap for Henderson, Milner was reasonable in the midfield.

Diogo Jota (5.8/10): Jota came on in the final minutes of the second half but was not effective in the match.

Ibrahima Konate (6/10): Konate replaced Matip in the backline for the whole duration of extra time and kept the existent clean sheet.

Divock Origi (6/10): Liverpool’s clutch player was brought in to make a remark on the game but was not successful.

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