A very important and crucial win for Chelsea FC against a very tough team, Liverpool FC, where Antonio Conte’s men were able to score a goal that secured the three points by the French striker, Oliver Giroud, where Chelsea is now closer to the top four area.
Chelsea didn’t dominate the match in terms of stats or possession, but they got the desired result after winning 1-0 against Jurgen Klopp’s men who had a disappointing match, especially in the midfield and forward.
We will rate our players after every match, here are Chelsea Insider players ratings:
Courtois: A good match, saved several shots. 7/10
Azpilicueta: Was quite shaky today. 6/10
Rudiger: Had a good match. 7/10
Cahill: Had some shaky tackles such as the one against Salah, was going to get a red card at a point. 6/10
Alonso: Had a good match, he was missed. Was helping in the attack and defense. 7/10
Moses: One assist, and good crosses. Was going to assist another goal at the beginning of the second half, but his cross was a couple of inches far from Fabregas. 7/10
Kante: Was always pressing on Liverpool’s players and protecting Chelsea’s defense, world class. 8/10
Fabregas: Average match, seemed so tired. 6/10
Bakayoko: One of the best performances since his arrival to the Stamford Bridge, was going to score in the 32nd minute as well. 7/10
Giroud: A crucial role since his arrival to the Stamford Bridge where he became a key player, a very good performance. 8/10
Hazard: Made it very difficult for Liverpool’s defense, was always moving everywhere on the pitch. 8/10
Willian: nothing much to do, not enough time. 5/10
Pedro: Nothing to do, no time to judge. N/A
Davide Zappacosta: No time to rate. N/A
Man of the match: Oliver Giroud scored the winning goal, but Eden Hazard’s performance and effort can’t be unseen. Both of them were the best on the pitch today, in addition to a special mention to Kante.
Antonio Conte (manager): A very important and crucial win, the next two matches are a must win and the Champions League qualification will depend on Tottenham Hotspurs results now. 7/10