FIFA Club World Cup: Chelsea vs Palmeiras Player Ratings as Chelsea win 2-1 late into the extra time

Chelsea vs Palmeiras

Chelsea vs Palmeiras: UEFA Champions League 2021 winners Chelsea squared off against CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores 2021 champions Palmeiras at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi for the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup final.

Both the teams were equally dominant in the 1st half with opportunities falling to both ends. However, in the 2nd half Chelsea were able to take the lead with a beautiful headed goal by Romelo Lukaku from a delightful cross. But, Palmeiras were able to equalize soon with a penalty scored by Raphael Veiga, which was awarded to them due to a handball. The score remained 1-1 till the end of regulation time.

In the second half of the extra time, Chelsea were awarded a penalty following a handball by Luan, which Kai Havertz was able to put in the back of the net to win Chelsea the FIFA Club World Cup 2022.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Chelsea vs Palmeiras match:-

Chelsea vs Palmeiras Player Ratings

Chelsea

Édouard Mendy (6.5/10): The goalkeeper had to make some saves to stop the attack from the Brazilian side. He was pro-active in front of the goal. He was scored passed once in a penalty.

Thiago Silva (6.4/10): The veteran center-back saw the most of the ball of the 3 center-backs and made some good passes and also some blocks. However, his handball awarded Palmeiras a penalty.

Antonio Rüdiger (6.4/10): The German defender made some good blocks and interceptions and was solid defensively.

Andreas Christensen (6.4/10): The Danish center-back also had a similar performance making good blocks and interceptions and being solid in the backline.

Mateo Kovacic (6.6/10): The Croatian midfielder had a pretty decent performance carrying the ball well and making good passes. He controlled the tempo in the midfield.

N’Golo Kanté (6.5/10): The French midfielder had a decent performance tonight making some good passes and runs to find spaces.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (7/10): The English winger was very good on the left flank and kept on putting crosses. He assisted the only goal for Chelsea with brilliant crosses.

César Azpilicueta (6.5/10): The Spaniard was good on the right-flank making good runs and carrying the ball well.

Romelu Lukaku (7.2/10): The Belgian striker was not very much involved in the build-up all the time in the game, but was able to score the solitary goal for Chelsea with a brilliant header.

Kai Havertz (7.4/10): The German attacking midfielder was good on the ball and played some good passes with his teammates. He appeared in attacking areas frequently and he scored the penalty in the extra time to win Chelsea the FIFA Club World Cup.

Mason Mount (5/10): The English attacking midfielder’s night was short-lived as he had to be substituted in the 1st half due to an injury.

Substitutes:

Christian Pulisic (6.4/10): The American came on as a sub early in the 1st half and was able to make good passes and carry the ball well and get into attacking areas.

Timo Werner: N/A

Saúl Ñíguez: N/A

Hakim Ziyech: N/A

Malang Sarr: N/A

Palmeiras

Weverton (6.5/10): The Brazilian goalkeeper had to make couple of really important saves to keep Chelsea out and was pro active in front of the goal. He was scored passed once by Chelsea.

Luan (5.5/10): The centre-back had to make some good interceptions and blocks. He was solid defensively as well. But it was his handball, which awarded Chelsea a penalty and they scored to win the final. He was also sent off late in the extra time.

Gustavo Gómez (6.3/10): The Paraguayan defender was also solid defensively and made some good aerial blocks and interceptions as well.

Joaquiin Piquerez Moreira (6.4/10): The Uruguayan left-back had a decent night and was good at making runs in behind and finding spaces.

Marcos Rocha (6.4/10): The right-back also had a pretty decent night making some good tackles and challenges and also carrying the ball well.

Raphael Veiga (7/10): The 26 year old attacking midfielder played some good passes and was able to get into attacking areas. He scored a penalty to equalize.

Zé Rafael (6.4/10): The attacking midfielder was able to control the tempo in the midfield and made some crucial passes to keep the build up on for Palmeiras.

Danilo (6.3/10): The young midfielder made some good passes and interceptions and also was able to carry the ball really well.

Rony (6.5/10): The forward was able to use his physicality to steal the ball from opponents and carry the attack of the Brazilian side making some good combinations.

Gustavo Scarpa (6.6/10): The attacking midfielder was really good today and was able to carry the ball and make dangerous through passes.

Dudu (6.7/10): The winger was by far the best player on the pitch arriving in great attacking positions both with and without the ball. He also was able to shoot at the goal a few times.

Substitutes:

Jailson (5.8/10): He played some good passes after coming on as a sub and tried to create chances for the team. He also made good interceptions.

Wesley: N/A

Eduard Atuesta: N/A

Rafael Navarro: N/A

Deyverson: N/A

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