Chelsea reached their FOURTH FA Cup final in the last five years with their 5-1 thrashing of Spurs in the semi-final on Sunday night. The Chelsea old guard showed they still have a lot to offer and still know how to win the big matches.
Chelsea fan Chris takes on Spurs fan Escapini in reviewing the game’s player ratings…
Cech – 6 – Was rarely troubled by a disappointing Tottenham attack.
Cudicini 3 A shocker of a game he never really took much of a part in.
Bosingwa – 5 – Showed once again he is not capable of performing at this level, was constantly covered by Luiz and Ramires.
Assou Ekotto 4 looked too casual, not a semi final standard performance.
Luiz – 7 – Continues to improve and show he can be a big game player for Chelsea. Unfortunately suffered an injury when Bale scored.
Gallas 4 Another bad day at the office showing. He looked old.
Terry – 9 – Immense. A true defensive leader, great goal-line clearance and solid throughout. Showed when he plays Chelsea are much more a solid team.
King 4 Sluggish is too complimentary a description. How did he get picked?
Cole – 7 – Rarely troubled by Lennon but showed good defensive work when called upon. Constant attacking threat down Chelsea’s left.
Walker 4 Out of his depth at this level, he’s fast but that’s about all he is.
Mikel – 8 – The best game I’ve seen him play in a Chelsea shirt. Solid and confident, kept the ball well but was rarely troubled in behind.
Parker 8 Outstanding commitment but just one man trying this much wasn’t enough.
Lampard – 9 – Scored a cracking free kick and proved once more that he is a true legend of the Premier League not just a Chelsea hero.
Modric 6 He ought to be running the show, but he was left chasing shadows.
Mata – 9 – Created numerous chances, especially in the 2nd half and made two and scored (well according to the record books) Chelsea’s 2nd “goal”. Surely Chelsea’s player of the season.
Bale 5 One or two amazing runs but without the ball he did sod all.
Ramires – 9 – Wow does this boy have an engine! Worked tirelessly up and down the right hand side and scored a delightful goal. Could run Mata close for the player of the season crown.
Lennon 5 Another ‘nearly’ performance.
Drogba – 9 – Well his goal alone deserved a nine, a goal that will go down as a true FA Cup classic. His performance as a whole was much improved and showed more and more signs of the strong, powerful, unplayable Drogba of old.
Van der Vaart 6 A great creator of chances. Substituted for Defoe. Surreal.
Kalou – 8 – Another player who played one of his best matches for a long time. Maybe trying to prove he deserves a new contract but was a constant threat and linked up well with Drogba.
Adebayor 7 Gave his all, but abysmal first touch. Not good enough.
Cahill – 7 – Exorcised some of his FA Cup demons of last year and didn’t disappoint when replacing the injured Luiz.
Defoe 2 A point for both touches of the ball.
Malouda – 7 – Scored a nice goal to round the day off for Chelsea but should have fed Torres for a much needed goal.
Sandro – Why wasn’t he on from the start? Harry out.
Torres – 7 – Would have scored if Malouda could have found him with an open goal, didn’t have long to show his skills but looked threatening.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!