FA Cup: Luton Town vs Chelsea Player Ratings as Blues earn hard-fought win with 3 goals

Luton Town vs Chelsea

Luton Town vs Chelsea Player Ratings: Chelsea squared off against Luton Town in the fifth round of the ongoing edition of the FA Cup.

Chelsea defeated Luton Town 3-2. Luton Town put up a spirited performance against Chelsea and went into the lead twice in the first half via goals from Burke and Cornick. Saul Niguez got his first Chelsea goal as Timo Werner managed to equalise for Chelsea. In the end Belgian international Romelu Lukaku found the winner for Chelsea in the 78th minute.

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

Luton Town vs Chelsea Player Ratings

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga(6/10)- Kepa Arrizabalaga will feel he could’ve done better with the first goal. However, the second one was completely understandable to concede.

Callum Hudson-Odoi(6/10)- Callum Hudson-Odoi found himself in unfamiliar territory today at the right-back position. Although he attacked well, his defense was poor.

Antonio Rudiger(6/10)- The German international wasn’t at his best and wasn’t able to assert his defensive dominance. He has a crack at goal from long range.

Malang Sarr(6/10)- Not a very impressive performance from the French defender tonight. He left vast spaces open for Luton Town to exploit as they scored the second goal.

Kennedy(6/10)- The youngster covered large portions of the field on the flanks. He even had a shot in the first half which was palmed away by Isted.

Saul(7.5/10)- A great performance from the Spanish international who was positive for Chelsea in the first half. Saul got his first goal in Chelsea colours tonight.

Jorginho(6/10)-  Jorginho slid in a lovely ball for Saul Niguez on the counterattack whose shot was saved by Isted and the follow up by Kennedy was also athletically tipped over.

Ruben Loftus Cheek(7/10)- The English international had a major impact on the game. He delivered the assist for Timo Werner to equalise.

Timo Werner(7.5/10)- The German international got a lucky assist for Saul Niguez’s goal after a poor first touch. He also suffered a head concussion but was okay after. However, he then returned to score an important tap in to get Chelsea level

Mason Mount(6.5/10)- A decent performance from Mason Mount after the shambles against Liverpool FC. He didn’t get a goal contribution but was active in the attack.

Romelu Lukaku(7.5/10)- Romelu Lukaku had two great opportunities to score in the first half. Although he did hit the target, the Luton Town goalkeeper was up for it. However, he made no mistake in the second half as he got Chelsea into the lead.

Substitute:

Christian Pulisic (6/10)- Thomas Tuchel made a tactical change as he brought on Christian Pulisic for Kennedy.

Harvey Vale (6/10)- The youngster got some important minutes under his belt as he replaced Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Reece James- NA

Luton Town

Jed Steer (N/A): The English Goalkeeper was subbed off early on in the match after suffering an injury.

Gabriel Osho: The English midfielder provided adequate support in the centre line and was present for his team whenever needed at the back. Osho moved the ball Quickly upfront for some quick counters.

 Reece Burke: The English defender showed his presence not only defensively but also in the final third where he scored the opener for the match. Burke made some vital blocks and interceptions at the backline to deny Chelsea several times.

 Tom Lockyer: The Welsh centre back was brilliant at the backline as he made some terrific interceptions and blocks to deny the Chelsea forwards inside the box.

  Luke Berry: The English midfielder controlled the game brilliantly from the midfield and provided some terrific passes upfront and also assisted the first goal with an inch-perfect cross inside the box.

Carlos Mendes Gomes: The Spanish midfielder was good with the ball in his feet and showed his class with a beautiful ball for the second goal setting up his teammate in open one on one chance.

 Amari’I Bell: The Jamaican International showed some good interceptions and blocks to stop the pacy threats of Chelsea in the left flank of the pitch but however struggled to move the ball up front a couple of times in the game.

Daniel Potts(6/10)- Potts operated on the right-hand side of the defensive line and misjudged some balls in defence tonight.

 Peter Kioso(6.5/10): The Irish wingback showed a good game, moving with the ball steadily upfront but however, failed to provide the vital defensive support in the right side of the pitch.

 Admiral Muskwe(6/10)- The forward played as one of the two strikers up front for Luton Town. However, he was not able to influence the game much.

 Harry Cornick: The English forward was vicious on the field as he kept maintaining the pressure up front. Cornick kept his head cool and scored the second goal in the match slicing the ball at the bottom right corner.

Substitute

Harry Isted (7/10): The English Professional goalkeeper was exceptional and made a name for himself coming on as an injury sub early on. Isted made some exceptional saves but was unfortunate enough to keep a clean sheet in the match.

Cameron Jerome- NA

Robert Snodgrass -NA

Danny Hilton – NA

Allan Campbell- NA

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