Chelsea need a point to guarantee a top-four finish after losing 5-3 against Liverpool in a thriller at Anfield. Here’s how we rated each Blues player.
Kepa Arrizabalaga: 5
Should have prevented at least a couple of the goals. This display will do nothing to convince his doubters.
Reece James: 6
A solid game from the youngster despite the scoreline. Made a few crucial interceptions and was a constant threat going forward.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 5
A poor game from the captain by his standards. He found the going tough against Liverpool’s attacking players.
Kurt Zouma: 5
Not a good performance from either the centre-backs. They were bullied on numerous occasions by the Liverpool front three.
Antonio Rudiger: 5
A night to forget for Rudiger, who again has done little to win over the doubters. Chelsea need a centre-back.
Marcos Alonso: 6
Got forward well but as with the majority of his team-mates, struggled to cope when going the other way.
Didn’t do anything drastically wrong but didn’t do anything particularly well either. Lacks dynamism and Chelsea needed some in midfield at times.
Mateo Kovacic: 6
Had a bit more bite than Jorginho in the middle but still struggled to muster up anything of real quality.
Struggled. Was robbed by Naby Keita which led to Liverpool’s first goal.
Olivier Giroud: 7
The Frenchman continued his good run of form with another goal – the easiest he will score all season. His work-rate meant he deserved it.
Mason Mount: 6
Missed a golden opportunity to make it 1-0 early on. Worked hard and helped the attack combine well but will be disappointed not to have got his name on the scoresheet.
Christian Pulisic: 8
Superb after he was introduced from the bench. A threat and fully deserved his brace, although he missed a decent chance to make it a hat-trick.
Tammy Abraham: 7
Was introduced around the hour mark and scored with his first touch. Liked up brilliantly with Pulisic.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: 6
Put plenty of effort in after coming on.