Chelsea welcomed Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight as they looked to pick up a win and book a place in the final of the UEFA Champions League. The Blues made a bright start to the game and made the breakthrough in the 28th minute courtesy of Timo Werner’s goal. Thomas Tuchel’s men maintained a solid shape and went into the half-time interval one goal to the good.
The West London outfit created a lot of clear-cut opportunities to add to their goal tally in the second half and finally managed to kill the game off in the 85th minute when Mason Mount scored with a tidy finish. The contest ended with Thomas Tuchel’s men securing an impressive 2-0 win (3-1 on aggregate) over the Madrid giants.
Let’s take a look at how each Chelsea player fared during the match against Los Blancos.
GK: Edouard Mendy – 8/10
The Senegalese keeper made quite a few important saves to keep his team ahead in the game. Overall, he did enough to secure a well-deserved clean sheet tonight.
CB: Andreas Christensen – 7/10
He won the ball back a few times and cleared the danger when needed. Christensen was once again solid throughout the 90 minutes.
CB: Thiago Silva – 7/10
The Brazilian centre-half was strong in the air and used his experience to keep the Real Madrid attackers frustrated during the game.
CB: Antonio Rudiger – 7/10
Rudiger didn’t take any chances at the back and produced a commanding display inside his half. However, he could have passed the ball a bit better.
RM: Cesar Azpilicueta – 7/10
The Spaniard did his fair share of defending and made one good chance in the Madrid half.
CDM: Jorginho – 8/10
The Italian midfield ace timed his tackles well and won possession back numerous times for his side. He also orchestrated a couple of meaningful chances in the final third.
CM: N’Golo Kante – 7.5/10
The French midfielder disrupted the opposition’s flow in the game and made some crucial interceptions for his team. He also cut open the Madrid backline quite a few times during the game.
CM: Mason Mount – 8/10
Mount was always looking to cause problems for the opposition and got his just reward in the 85th minute when he scored with a good strike from close range.
LM: Ben Chilwell – 6.5/10
Chilwell tracked back to defend his penalty area when required but struggled to influence the game in the final third.
ST: Kai Havertz – 7.5/10
The German youngster was unfortunate to hit the crossbar twice during his time on the field. Still, it was an encouraging display from him tonight.
ST: Timo Werner – 8/10
Werner took his chance well in the first half to give Chelsea the all-important lead. He also created a couple of decent chances for his teammates.
ST: Christian Pulisic – 7/10
He came off the bench to set up Mount’s goal late in the game.
RM: Reece James – N/A
James did not get enough time to make an impact.
CM: Hakim Ziyech – N/A
He came on to run the clock down.
ST: Olivier Giroud – N/A
Giroud was introduced in injury-time.