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Chelsea v Hull City player ratings

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Willian scored twice and Olivier Giroud got his first Chelsea goal as they cruised into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 4-0 win over Hull.

Willy Caballero: 7

A mere spectator until called upon to face David Meyler’s 51st-minute penalty, which he duly blocked. Produced a couple of saves after that as well.

Antonio Rudiger: 6

Will not have had as many comfortable nights as this, but was still nearly embarrassed when outpaced by Jackson Irvine during a rare moment of Hull danger.

Ethan Ampadu: 6

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An ideal match for only the youngster’s fourth start. The teenager looked calm throughout.

Gary Cahill: 6

Under little strain and able to divert some attention towards mentoring Ampadu and joining up with the attack for a pop at goal or two.

Cesc Fabregas: 7

A sumptuous through-ball set up Pedro for Chelsea’s second but a rash challenge on Harry Wilson gave away a penalty at the start of the second half. Usual array of defence-splitting slide-rule passes. He bossed the first half. 

Danny Drinkwater: 7

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Enjoyed himself – mixing no-nonsense industry with smart crossfield passes and link-up play. Almost beat Hull keeper David Marshall with a low strike in the second half.

Davide Zappacosta: 6

Would like to have had a greater say in proceedings but almost got on the scoresheet in the second half during a breakaway with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian.

Pedro: 6

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A crisp finish for goal number two and might have had a second after Willian presented him with a chance. His night’s work was over early, as he made way for Hudson-Odoi at the break.

Emerson Palmieri: 6

Passed a little under the radar on his debut at left wing-back, but it was a decent contribution nonetheless and he set up Giroud’s goal.

Willian: 8

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Tormented Hull, curling in a beauty from the edge of the box after less than two minutes and rolling in Chelsea’s third just past the half-hour mark. Also set up Pedro in a lightning break and was only denied a hat-trick by the post. A classy display.

Olivier Giroud: 7

Very close to opening his account with a volley over the bar and a stretch to miss a Drinkwater cross by inches, but got there in the end with a close-range tap-in for the fourth.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: 7

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The young striker again looked exciting after coming on and he set up a late chance for Willian. 

Kyle Scott: 6

Came on in the second half for his senior debut and showed some nice touches.

Alvaro Morata: 6

Brought on for the final 20 minutes and looked sharp.