Chelsea

Fan vs Fan : FA Cup Semi-Final Player Ratings

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.

Subs:

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.

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