Chelsea vs. Liverpool: Rating the Chelsea Players in FA Cup Final

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIMay 7, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05:  Didier Drogba of Chelsea looks on  during the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 5, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Chelsea won the FA Cup on Saturday in what turned out to be a thrilling encounter after a slow first half.

Liverpool had a very poor first half but showed a lot more life in the second half and substitute Andy Carroll scored midway through the second half.

This after Ramires and Didier Drogba gave Chelsea a two goal lead.

With this result Liverpool ended a disappointing season with no silverware to show, and Chelsea picked up its first of a possible two trophies.

Here are the ratings for the Chelsea players in their FA Cup triumph.

Petr Cech - 8

Cech didn't really have much to do for the majority of the game but made some solid saves when needed. The save on what could have been Andy Carroll's game-tying goal stands out.

Jose Boswinga - 5

Boswinga was one of the few bad performers for Chelsea and offered little in the defensive and attacking areas of the pitch.

Branislav Ivanovic - 7

Very solid defensive effort epitomized by one or two key blocks on Liverpool efforts.

John Terry - 6.5

As usual, John Terry was the team's organizer in defense, but he was beaten surprisingly easily by Andy Carroll for the Liverpool goal.

Ashley Cole - 7.5

Solid all-round display from Ashley Cole who showed his FA Cup final experience.

Frank Lampard - 8

Lampard assisted on Didier Drogba's goal, and his passing was on spot throughout the game. He definitely had a big influence on the outcome.

John Obi-Mikel - 6.5

Obi-Mikel did little of note that was bad or good for his team and gets a respectable ratings for his efforts

Ramires - 7

Ramires has become somewhat of a key contributor in the goals department and follows up his important goal against Barcelona with the game-opener here. He provided good energy for his side.

Juan Mata - 7.5

The fact that Mata, and therefore Chelsea, had a little less influence in the second-half knocks down his rating. Still, he provided the goal for Ramires and was always someone to watch out for as he has been all season.

Salomon Kalou - 6.5

Kalou worked hard and tried to provide some good moments for Chelsea on the attacking end. He wasn't able to provide a major influence of the game but had a very energetic and solid outing.

Didier Drogba - 8.5 (Man of the Match)

Didier Drogba continues to keep Fernando Torres on the bench with his great form. His game-winning goal aside, he did well in link up play and in holding the ball up for his teammates.


Raul Meireles - 6

Meireles came on to help defensively and didn't harm his team's chances as Liverpool applied more pressure. 

Florent Malouda - N/A


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