Chelsea Player Ratings vs Real Madrid: Kai Havertz poor as Mudryk, Felix, Mount add spark

April 19th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Real Madrid beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge after for the second time in a week with the same score-line.

Rodrygo Goes scored twice for the Los Merengues to book their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-0 win on aggregate.

Kepa Arrizabalaga – Made a few good saves but they are ones you’d expect him to make. Couldn’t do much about the goal. 6.

Reece James – Sometimes looked slow on the ball which is probably to do with him not being 100 per cent fit out there. End product wasn’t quite at the level we have come to expect. 5.

Wesley Fofana – Dealt a lot better with Vinicius this time. Chelsea seemed to have an actual plan this week. 6.

Thiago Silva – His usual composed self in the middle of a back-three. Dealt with the threat of Benzema well. 6.

Trevoh Chalobah – Distribution was good. Didn’t really do much wrong until the second-half where he needlessly dived into a challenge on Rodrygo, which led to the first goal. 5.

Marc Cucurella – His aggression and intensity were exactly what Frank Lampard would have wanted. Like the man on the opposite flank, James, his crossing was not up to scratch. Also, you have to score, Marc. I don’t know where he is for the first goal. Strange. 5.

Enzo Fernandez – Does well when on the ball like usual. He would’ve liked to get himself higher up the pitch more frequently, though. 6.

N’Golo Kante – Looked like Chelsea’s most dangerous attacking player in what was an unorthodox system from Lampard. Should probably score early on and again in the second-half. Worked the right channel well and got in good positions – but Chelsea will rue him not bringing his shooting boots. 6.

Mateo Kovacic – Not involved as much as he would’ve liked. Often found himself as Chelsea’s deepest midfielder. 5.

Conor Gallagher – Non-stop running off the ball to try and offer his teammates an outlet in behind the Madrid defence. However, not too influential unfortunately. 5.

Kai Havertz – Hard to really understand what his role was on the night. A very lacklustre performance from the German. 4.


Joao Felix (Gallagher 67’) 6

Added some spark with a fine run shortly after his introduction but the final pass was missing.

Raheem Sterling (Fernandez 67’) 5

Made little impact in the final 20 minutes as his difficult season continued.

Mykhailo Mudryk (Cucurella 67’) 6

Was positive going forward but missed a great chance, albeit from an offside position. Got nowhere near Valverde ahead of the second goal but earlier got back to make an important challenge on Vinicius Jr. A work in progress.

Mason Mount (Havertz 77’) 6

Set up a fine opening for Mudryk, who had strayed offside, and kept pressing as Real saw out the win.

Not used: Mendy, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Zakaria, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Chukwuemeka, Hall.

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