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Chelsea vs. Liverpool: Live Player Ratings for Blues and Reds
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Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday to open up a four-point gap between the two sides.

Martin Skrtel scored early on before Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o turned things around before the break. Eto'o could easily have conceded a penalty, missed by referee Howard Webb, while Mamadou Sakho hit the bar for Liverpool.

The game ended with Oscar and Lucas in a bit of a scrap as the two teams fought for the points.

Chelsea Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Cech 6 7
Ivanovic 6 6
Cahill 7 7
Terry 8 8
Azpilicueta 6 7
Luiz 8 8
Lampard 7 7
Willian 8 9
Oscar 6 5
Hazard 7 6
Eto'o 7 6
Cole n/a 6
Mikel n/a 6
Torres n/a 7

b/r

Liverpool Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Mignolet 6 7
Johnson 5 3
Skrtel 5 5
Agger 6 7
Sakho 6 6
Lucas 5 5
Allen 7 8
Henderson 6 7
Sterling 6 7
Coutinho 5 4
Suarez 6 7
Smith n/a 6
Aspas n/a 6
Toure n/a 6

b/r

First half

CHELSEA—

Cech: Not too overworked, made a good save from Allen though.

Ivanovic: Off injured early.

Azpilicueta: Made some good supporting runs outside of Willian and Hazard down the left, troubled by Sterling early on.

Terry: Has bossed everything on the ground so far.

Cahill: Excellent penalty area tackle to deny Allen.

Luiz: Good control of the ball in the middle and getting space around the Reds midfield.

Lampard: Almost scored a cracker and is keeping the ball moving well.

Willian: Wonderful work-rate combined to good technique makes him an excellent all-rounder.

Hazard: Biggest threat on the park and great goal.

Oscar: Quiet so far but picking dangerous positions.

Eto'o: Lucky perhaps to be on the pitch after an early foul but good movement for the goal.

Cole: Not much to do since coming on.

 

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Great early save tempered by poor attempt at saving Eto'o's goal.

Johnson: Not at the races once again.

Agger: Started shakily at left-back but has gotten better and tracking well.

Skrtel: Other than the early goal has been beaten far too easily including for Chelsea's second goal.

Sakho: Strong in the tackle but movement from attackers causing Liverpool problems.

Lucas: Conceding the usual fouls and has not protected spaces in front of defence.

Allen: Doing well to support attack but maybe should have scored.

Henderson: Suffering after early knock to knee. Liverpool not keeping ball well enough in midfield.

Coutinho: Too individualistic on the ball, needs to keep it quicker and more simple.

Sterling: Looks a threat with his pace but final decision could be better.

Suarez: Being kept quiet so dropping deeper to receive ball. No chances on goal yet.

 

Second half

CHELSEA—

Cech: Made a good save or two and took most aerial balls well.

Azpilicueta: Dealt well with the threat down his side of the pitch.

Cole: Tested by Sterling and rarely got forward. Seemed to take a while to catch the pace of the game.

Terry: Strong in defence, rarely beaten.

Cahill: Awful challenge on Suarez aside, he was steady and quick to repel danger.

Luiz: Held his ground in the middle and played some good balls out wide.

Mikel: Not too heavily involved and couldn't really keep track of Henderson's movement.

Willian: Did great work the entire length of the pitch. Unlucky not to see better finishes from his dribbles and crosses at times.

Hazard: Really faded after the break after a strong first half.

Oscar: Not in the game enough, created little.

Eto'o: Should have had a stonewall penalty against him. Missed a good chance early in the half.

Torres: One good dribble and shot, but short time on the pitch.

 

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Made another good save and distributed the ball well.

Johnson: Largely appalling all game, so slow on the ball and lost possession a number of times.

Agger: Liverpool's best defender of the game despite being out of position.

Skrtel: Strong in the challenge but positionally exposed and committed too many fouls.

Sakho: Looking aggressive as usual and good on the ball but injured and will face a few weeks out now.

Lucas: Recycled the ball far better in the second half but still caught in possession too often.

Allen: Was doing well until injured in an impressive box-to-box role.

Henderson: A bit off the necessary level of quality today, but kept the Reds' play going.

Coutinho: Had a poor game, very little came off for him.

Sterling: Liverpool's biggest threat but didn't get involved often enough in the second half.

Suarez: Dragged his team back into the game by causing problems for Chelsea and winning free kicks—and should have had a penalty.

Smith: The debutant understandably struggled to get involved and will have far easier games to experience than this one.

Aspas: Did nothing in his time on the pitch.

Toure: Played only in injury time.

 

 

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