Chelsea vs Liverpool Player Ratings Today | Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool
In the aftermath of yesterday's thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge, Sportco delivers their verdict on the player ratings for the game between Chelsea and Liverpool.
An exhilarating first half saw both the teams going toe-to-toe against each other to secure a 2-2 draw.
Liverpool started the first half on the front foot when Sadio Mane put the Reds on the driving seat after an error from Trevor Chalobah.
The Reds were desperate to add the second goal and were successful in accomplishing the goal through Mohamed Salah, who jinked past Marcus Alonso before slotting into the near corner.
It looked like Liverpool had this game in their hand, but Chelsea responded confidently, with a 30-yard volley from Matteo Kovacic and a great finish from Christian Pulasic before a half-time whistle.
The second half did not offer much action despite both the teams having chances to score. We look at how the players performed on both teams. Let's dive into the player ratings for both Chelsea and Liverpool.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Player Ratings
Chelsea player ratings
Edouard Mendy: did not let his guard down after conceding two goals, came back stronger and denied Salah and Mane. 7/10
Trevoh Chalobah could have cleared the ball precisely, which lead to Liverpool’s opening goal. 5/10.
Thiago Silva: Always stands his ground whatsoever and is never shaken by Liverpool’s high press. 6/10
Antonio Rudiger: Decent Performance. He likes playing forward, as he engaged in many forward runs. 6/10
Cesar Azpilicueta: Had a busy night today; made a few bad passes but somehow managed to keep Mane off the hook. 6/10
N’Golo Kante: What a great performance. His game reading is always clear-cut and ensured Henderson and Milner do not get much time on the ball. Also, set up Pulisic for Chelsea's second. Sportco's player ratings for Kante is 8/10
Mateo Kovacic: What a goal. It should be on the list of the goal of the season. Aside from that, he kept the midfield running. 7/10
Marcos Alonso: Not very effective today, failed to prevent Salah from scoring and missed a great chance too. 4/10
Mason Mount: He was not seen in the game; his form has massively dipped. 4/10
Kai Havertz: Since scoring in the Champions League final, he has gone oblivion. 3/10
Christian Pulisic: Satisfactory performance and contributed to the equalizer with a stellar finish. 7/10
Substitute: Jorginho: 5/10, Callum Hudson-Odoi: 6/10
Liverpool player ratings
Caoimhín Kelleher: Stepped up in Alisson’s place and delivered acceptable performance, 7/10
Trent Alexander-Arnold: Kept working tirelessly and set up Salah with a perfect pass for Liverpool's second. 6/10
Virgil van Dijk: Did not have one of his best games and failed to read the danger of Pulisic’s goal. 5/10
Ibrahim Konate: Good distribution from the back, however, just like his defensive partner, van Dijk, Konate could have averted Pulisic's goal if only for better positioning. 6/10
Kostas Tsimikas: Great performance and hit the ground running with trademark switches, troubled Chelsea’s defenders with his crosses. 7/10
Jordan Henderson: Did not live up to expectations but got settled in the second half. 5/10
Fabinho: Very slow and sluggish display, Kante got the better of him. 4/10
James Milner: Failed to make any big chance and was always messy with his rushed passing. 4/10
Mohamed Salah: Truly a big game player, sent Alonso back to Spain and then slotted the ball calmly past Mendy. 8/10
Diogo Jota: Formed great tandem with Mane and forced a couple of openings. Was taken off in the 68th minute. 6/10
Sadio Mane: Had a great head-to-head with Cesar Azpilicueta and managed to get his name on the scoresheet. 7/10
Substitutes: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 5/10, Naby Keita: 4/10, Curtis Jones: N/A
So dear readers, do you agree with our player ratings for the Chelsea vs Liverpool game? Who according to you was the man of the match?