Chelsea player ratings: Two stars get 9 as Blues book FA Cup final place with Arsenal

Chelsea booked a place in the FA Cup final against Arsenal with a superb 3-1 win over Manchester United in the semis at Wembley. Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with a deft touch before Mason Mount made it two with a fine strike after the break. Harry Maguire’s unfortunate own goal wrapped things up for Frank Lampard’s side with 15 minutes to go. Bruno Fernandes then scored a late penalty for United. 

Chelsea player ratings

Willy Caballero 7

Didn’t have too much to do but did well with his feet and saved nicely from a Bruno Fernandes free-kick.

Reece James 7

Good going forward ing to himself about the pitch – combined will with Azpilicueta down the right side.

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Kurt Zouma 7

Had one hairy moment in the first half when he kicked Anthony Martial, who was through on goal, in the first half. But performed brilliantly after that. 

Antonio Rudiger 8

The more solid of the Rudiger-Zouma partnership, started attacks from the back as well as anybody. Did well to force Harry Maguire’s own goal.

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Cesar Azpilicueta 8

Had a sterling game for Chelsea, more than played his part as Blues captain and crossed for Giroud’s goal.

Marcos Alonso 7

Decent game for the Spaniard. Arguably should have scored in the first half but did well defensively.

Matteo Kovacic 8 (Ruben Loftus-Cheek 86)

Did brilliant in midfield against Bruno Fernandes and worked hard for Frank Lampard’s side throughout. Some winding runs in the second period.

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Jorginho 7

Controlled large parts of the game in the first half and worked well with Kovacic in the second to cut out United attacks.

Mason Mount 9 (Pedro 90)

Really energetic pefroamnce from Mount, who got on the scoresheet with a great strike in the second half. Superb from the 21-year-old. 

Willian 7 (Callum Hudson-Odoi 78)

Experienced game from the Brazilian – used his pace in dangerous areas but lacked a little end product at times.

Olivier Giroud 9 (Tammy Abraham 78)

Handful all afternoon for United’s defence and bullied Maguire at times. Put Chelsea ahead with a cute touch.

Subs

Tammy Abraham 6

Hustled well and worked United’s centre-backs in the last 10 minutes.

Callum Hudson-Odoi 4 

Wasn’t on the pitch long but conceded a penalty.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek n/a

Pedro n/a

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