Chelsea player ratings: Lukaku and Mount flop as Liverpool win FA Cup final on penalties


Chelsea lost the FA Cup final to Liverpool on penalties at Wembley on Saturday evening. In a repeat of the Carabao Cup final between the same two teams, neither team could score inside 120 minutes. And after Mason Mount’s spot-kick miss, Kostas Tsimikas stepped up to hand the Reds a 6-5 shootout victory to add to their League Cup triumph. Express Sport rates and slates the Blues after their defeat.

Edouard Mendy – 7

Allowed to do penalties this time, trumped his Carabao Cup heroics with save against Mane – but to no avail.

Trevoh Chalobah – 6

A few early nerves when Liverpool pressed in the opening exchanges and occasionally lost his marker, but his pace was essential.

Thiago Silva – 7

His reading of the threat and communication helped get Chelsea defenders where they were needed. Perfect foil for faster partners.

Antonio Rudiger – 7

Put all the uncertainty that has surrounded his past few months behind him to turn in a strong and accomplished performance.

Reece James – 7

Composed, calm with his penalty and also threat going forward – struck the perfect balance with keeping Liverpool’s full-backs at bay.

Jorginho – 6

Struggled a little with the pace of play but used his intelligence to draw fouls to break up play and back on form from the penalty spot.

Mateo Kovacic – 6

Battled through the pain value to bring energy to the Chelsea midfield and keep Liverpool wary of the possibility of a counter.

Marcos Alonso – 8

Great chance in the first half when he allowed Alisson to smother his shot and fantastic effort off the bar. Scored opening penalty.

Mason Mount – 5

Always happy to do much of the heavy-lifting when it comes to the press, but his penalty miss will haunt him.

Christian Pulisic – 6

Inches wide with a shot in the first half – it is these near misses that have made his Chelsea career so agonisingly frustrating.

Romelu Lukaku – 5

Kai Havertz’s hamstring injury gave him the stage to make everything all right but taken off after 85 minutes without making an impact.


N’Golo Kante (Kovacic 66) – 6

Hakim Ziyech (Lukaku 85) – 6 

Cesar Azpilicueta (Chalobah 105) – 6

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Pulisic 105) – 5

Ross Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 120) – N/A


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:



More like this

Ukraine morale is 'huge' boost in war with Russia, NATO military chiefs say

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! ...

MPs to debate 40 percent fuel price cut next week amid cost of living crisis

She added: "My view is that lower taxes...

California city considers killing geese over droppings

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! ...