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Real Madrid vs Chelsea player ratings: Ben Chilwell and Wesley Fofana collapse against Karim Benzema, Vini Jr

Real Madrid vs. Chelsea player ratings: Ben Chilwell and Wesley Fofana collapse against Karim Benzema, Vini Jr

Actual Madrid vs. Chelsea player ratings: Ben Chilwell as well as Wesley Fofana collapse against Karim Benzema, Vini Jr

Right here’s just how everyone executed in Wednesday’s prominent clash.

Real Madrid are virtually into the Champions League semifinals after defeating Chelsea 2-0 on Wednesday in their quarterfinal first leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. A first-half strike from Karim Benzema and also a second-half golazo from Marcos Asensio sees Los Blancos in a comfy placement ahead of Tuesday’s trip to London. Even a one-goal loss at Stamford Bridge would certainly see Carlo Ancelotti’s team with.

However exactly how did everybody carry out? Below are our gamer ratings for the match:

Real Madrid ratings

By Roger Gonzalez

NAME MINUTES HOW DID THEY DO? RATING
(GK) Thibaut Courtois 90 Stonewalled Raheem Sterling with a ridiculous near-post save. Made all the plays he needed to and will surely buy Antonio Rudiger a gift for his block late in this one. The Belgian was his usual acrobatic self. 7
(DEF) Eduardo Camavinga 71 A solid shift at left back, showing off his verasility. His passing was crisp for the most part and didn’t make any big mistakes. It was quiet but effective in the end. Marked well and did not get driven past, increasingly a habit for him. 7
(DEF) David Alaba 90 Superb. Intercepted the ball four times, recovered it six times. Maybe he struggled a little bit in the air but overall he was composed and up to the task, no matter what came his way. 8
(DEF) Eder Militao 90 He wasn’t at his sharpest, but he really didn’t have to be. While he won just half of his ground and aerial duels, his positioning was largely fantastic and seemed to always take the correct angle. 7
(DEF) Dani Carvajal 90 Delivered an absolutely beautiful ball over the top to set up the first goal, making an unexpected impact in attack. Was on the wrong end of a studs-up challenge from Mason Mount. 7
(MID) Fede Valverde 90 Completed 91% of his passes, hit nearly all of his long balls, never was dispossessed and recovered the ball seven times. One of the most consistent and versatile players in the world, and he was at it again. 8
(MID) Toni Kroos 84′ A passing clinic. He completed 76 of his 81 passes, and while most were lateral or back, it’s what helps quickly open space to potentially switch fields. Was dominant defensively and recovered the ball eight times. 8
(MID) Luka Modric 81′ Almost scored early in the second half with a lovely curler. Getting better with age, and his awareness to play the quick corner is what helped get that second goal going. 8
(FWD) Rodrygo 71′ Probably didn’t have the impact that he wanted in terms of scoring or assisting, but his great run led to Ben Chilwell’s red card that ended any hope Chelsea had of getting a draw. That’s an impact he’ll take any day. 6
(FWD) Vinicius Jr. 90′ Fantastic run on the opening goal to force a rebound from Kepa. Got an assist later by feeding Marcos Asensio. Made the impact he desired. 8
(FWD) Karim Benzema 90′ ⚽ 21′ It was a tap-in, but scoring is just what Benzema does. He was everywhere and nearly assisted Modric with a lovely lay off. Just a normal day’s work for the legendary striker. 8
SUBSTITUTES REPLACED HOW DID THEY DO? RATING
Marco Asensio Rodrygo (71′) ⚽ 74′ Came on and scored after just two minutes. Almost scored again from the corner of the box. An impact sub, and this will earn him more minutes. 7
Antonio Rudiger Camavinga (71′) Massive block on Mason Mount in the final moments, preventing a goal that could have changed this tie completely. 8
Dani Ceballos Modric (81′) Late sub who didn’t put in a poor pass. 7
Aurelien Tchouameni Kroos (84′) Last sub of the game for Real that didn’t get to make an impact. N/A
MANAGER SUBS USED HOW DID THE MANAGER DO? RATING
Carlo Ancelotti 4 Continued to dominate English teams and had his team loose, motivated and inspired from the early moments. The move to bring on Marco Asensio paid off quickly, as did having Rudiger come in. Didn’t make a single mistake, and his team rewarded him. 9

Chelsea ratings

By James Benge

NAME MINUTES HOW DID THEY DO? RATING
(GK) Kepa Arrizabalaga 90 Neither goal felt like a cataclysmic error from Kepa but elite shot stoppers tend to parry to safety not to Karim Benzema. The best in the business, like Thibaut Courtois at the other end, make those saves every time. 4
(DEF) Reece James 90 Might James have offered more support to Wesley Fofana when it was apparent that he was struggling early on? It is hard to be sure because as a wing back, James was effective in the final third, where he combined well with N’Golo Kante. As a defender, however, James might never have been as frequently overrun as he was by VInicius. 5
(DEF) Wesley Fofana 90 A clumsy first quarter of the game culminated in dispiriting fashion for the already booked Fofana, letting Vinicius Junior get goal side of him for the shot that led to Madrid’s opener. It went from bad to worse early on as Vinicius took it upon himself to bully the French youngster. Fofana improved as the contest went on, albeit from a very low base. 3
(DEF) Thiago Silva 74 An instinctive block on the line saved Chelsea’s blushes in the first half; had it not been for their captain one suspects that the task in the second leg might be beyond the Blues, if it isn’t already. 6
(DEF) Kalidou Koulibaly 54 Koulibaly’s response to a fairly tame punt over the top by Courtois typified his night. He ultimately scurried back to deny Rodrygo but had brought utterly unnecessary pressure on the Chelsea defense. Perhaps that was reflective of an injury as the veteran center back was forced off with injury soon after. 5
(DEF) Ben Chilwell 59 The England international had hardly set the world alight in the first hour, his passing rather too loose when Chelsea tried to progress play down the left flank. Marc Cucurella then left him in an awkward position with Rodrygo running in behind him but grappling the shirt of his opponent for a straight red hardly seemed the best idea. 3
(MID) N’Golo Kante 74 In his second start since one of the biggest injury crises of his career, no one could seriously have imagined Kante would be back to the sort of player who bullied Madrid two years ago. In flashes though that is exactly what you saw, a player with the drive to carry Chelsea up the field on his own, creating chances as well as denying them for Madrid. 7
(MID) Enzo Fernandez 90 Like many in Chelsea blue, Fernandez started superbly, dropping into the space between the lines to deliver rapid passes that penetrated Madrid’s high line. His raking passes grew more infrequent as the opposition responded to his bright start but this was still an impressive display from a youngster who is clearly not fazed by the biggest occasion. 6
(MID) Mateo Kovacic 90 Kovacic left former Madrid team mate Dani Carvajal in far too much space to deliver the clipped pass that led to the hosts’ first goal. This was ultimately an extremely disappointing return to the Santiago Bernabeu for Kovacic. 4
(FWD) Joao Felix 64 Perhaps the only Chelsea player who posed a serious threat, his bright run in behind early on drew a smart save from Courtois. It was a lonely furrow that Felix ploughed, one where he was rather often asked to beat too many men before even getting a shot away. 6
(FWD) Raheem Sterling 64 Whether by design or not, it all too often felt that Sterling was running towards the ball rather than stretching the Madrid defense in behind. When he did lurk on the last man he threatened, drawing one good save from Courtois, but you’d have liked to have seen much more of it. 5
SUBSTITUTES REPLACED HOW DID THEY DO? RATING
Marc Cucurella Koulibaly, 55′ Almost as soon as he came on, Cucurella offered an immediate insight as to why he has so infuriated Chelsea supporters, losing Rodrygo to force Chilwell into an awkward situation that led to a red card. Some good clearances later on hardly made amends. 4
Kai Havertz Sterling, 65′ Down to 10 men, Chelsea needed an outlet at the very least, if not someone who could deliver a moment of magic. Havertz never looked like providing much of either in an insipid cameo. 4
Trevoh Chalobah Felix, 65′ Given the trying circumstances in which he entered the game, Chalobah coped manfully with a tough task, making several important clearances and blocks. 6
Mason Mount Silva, 75′ A smart flick unleashed Cucurella on a rare attack of threat and purpose in the closing stages. But for a crucial block by Antonio Rudiger he might have changed the complexion of the tie with a late strike on goal. 5
Conor Gallagher Kante, 75′ The game was done and dusted by the time he entered the fray. 5
MANAGER SUBS USED HOW DID THE MANAGER DO? RATING
Frank Lampard 5 On the second game of his second tenure, Lampard seemed to have roughly the right idea of what would be needed to beat Madrid, a lot of luck defensively and rapid transitions paying off at the other end. Ultimately there is only so much any coach can do when his players are so outmatched across the pitch. 6

Thierry Henry on Chelsea’s lack of goals: ‘They pay you the big bucks and you have to make a difference’

Cry can’t finish and also currently see their goalless touch stretch to four video games.

With no goals racked up in four video games, Chelsea’s assault is getting to a new level of ineffectiveness that CBS Sports Champions League workshop analyst Thierry Henry touched on after their 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the quarterfinal initial leg on Wednesday. Henry understands a thing or more concerning scoring objectives himself as well as focused on a minute when Joao Felix had a gold possibility to break the game open for Chelsea. Felix was, initially, alone on objective but can not preserve separation from his protector and also ended up blowing what can have been an amazing possibility.

” You would certainly’ve suched as to think that Joao Felix would’ve had the composure in the box. I’ve remained in those situations, it’s not easy. Yet what was easy for me is that you need to have the recognition to cross. That’s the initial point that you find out as a facility onward,” Henry said on the UEFA Champions League Post-Match Program. “When you individuals (defenders) are chasing after and also I recognize that you’re going after, I cut across. Slow, a quick demonstrator, whatever it is. It will offer you the benefit of having a one-v-one or a red card. Then when he goes on his best foot, he dummies one-time. Come back. Yet I have actually remained in that circumstance and also I such as to believe that I’m composed in package.”.

What Henry’s speaking about is something that certain forwards have the ability to carry out in order to provide themselves the largest opportunity possible to rating. The issue for Chelsea is the longer that these scoreless runs go, the much less confidence that their forwards have. Henry amounts that up as well, “I think that you always have time in the box. When you’re not scoring, it feels like that time is truly fast. You don’t have that poise in package and also you sort of lose it.”.

Chelsea have actually shed that grace throughout their whole strike and the objective for Frank Lampard is to recover that. These are players that have the ability to rack up goals. Raheem Sterling and Felix have had seasons where they have racked up 15 or even more goals but at Chelsea, it isn’t collaborating.

” My job is to bring you to the opposite side,” Henry stated, quoting his former manager Pep Guardiola. “I will offer you a plan, the toughness and weak points of a group. My job is to bring you from this box to the other box. After that, it gets on you to score. They pay you the big bucks as well as you need to make a difference.”.

When cry are lacking alternatives and also the goalless games are coming one after the other, Lampard has limited choices. He can utilize gamers that have actually gotten much less action like Christian Pulisic as well as Mason Mount to hope that they alter Chelsea’s ton of money but then that leaves the team with a pricey bench, and potentially an unhappy one. If his system can make goalscoring easy or a minimum of create fine opportunities to assist provide the group much more chances to construct self-confidence, that can be one method to turn things around but for players like Felix specifically, that might not suffice.

Felix is someone that has the confidence to fire however attempts crinkling shots rather than taking the easiest course to the rear of the internet or to bring his teammates right into the play. If he passed extra, that’s when you can obtain the best out of Sterling’s directness, pulling protectors out of setting. However when a reduced percent curling iron is gone for the upper 90 that may strike as soon as every 20 times, it makes defending Chelsea simpler.

There’s no easy solution to the problem handy however as component of the rebuild that the team is going through, Chelsea needs to locate a basically sound number 9. They got a lesson in that through Genuine Madrid more than when as well as they thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would certainly boost things, yet they’ll head into the summer attempting to take care of the same problem that they had when the season began.

Last Updated: 13 April 2023

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