Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2: Player ratings as Blues battle to victory

Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2: Player ratings as the Blues blow the title race wide open with victory at Anfield

By Liam Garrahan


Simon Mignolet Made decent saves from Cole and Schurrle but was left with a lot to do once Ba was one on one with him. 5/10

Glen Johnson Saw a lot of the ball in advanced areas but opted for the short pass. 5

Mamadou Sakho Could have fired Liverpool into an early lead but finished like a defender. 5

Martin Skrtel Had very little to do. Less of a threat from corners than usual. 5

Jon Flanagan Had Salah in his pocket for most of the game. 6

Steven Gerrard Made the mistake that lead to Ba’s goal and didn’t really recover from it. 4

Joe Allen Passed and moved to try to probe the defence. Shot from range and caused Schwarzer a couple of problems. 6

Lucas Passed the ball well but had little impact. 5

Philippe Coutinho Hit the side netting early on but nothing else fell for him. 5

Raheem Sterling Struggled to find space in a very compact and well-drilled Chelsea defence. 6

Luis Suarez Tried to trick his way through the defence but found few holes to exploit. 5


Daniel Sturridge Coming back from injury and looked a little off the pace. 5

Iago Aspas Poor set pieces. Zero impact. 5


Mark Schwarzer (man of the match) An experienced head with good control of his area. Made some good saves. 8

Cesar Azpilicueta Having a great season and did well to push Sterling back. 8

Branislav Ivanovic Part of a solid Chelsea back four. Great in the air. 8

Tomáš Kalas The debutant slotted in well and did not look out of place. 7

Ashley Cole Tested Mignolet from range and put in an experienced performance. 7

Frank Lampard Experienced and just sat back and defended with his head. 7

Jon Obi Mikel Careful in possession and set up counter-attacks. 7

Nemanja Matic Did well to get into advanced positions when Chelsea countered. 7

Mohamed Salah Lacked a little going forward. 6

Andre Schurrle Quick on the break but did not find himself in shooting positions often enough. 6

Demba Ba Opened the scoring and capitalised on a mistake from Steven Gerrard. Poor decision making. 6


Willian Brought on as an attacking outlet for when Chelsea needed to counter and scored the second. 7

Gary Cahill Solid and sured up the Chelsea back line. 7

Fernando Torres Set up Chelsea’s second. 6

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