Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea: Live Player Ratings

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Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea: Live Player Ratings
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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea played to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

Atletico, despite carrying much of the play, could only muster a few half-chances while Chelsea recorded just a single shot on target.

Statistically, (stats courtesy WhoScored?), the Spanish outfit controlled 69% of possession and completed 83% of their passes to the Blues’ 63%

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Atletico Madrid Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Courtois 7 8
Juanfran 8 8
Miranda 8 7
Godin 7 8
F. Luis 8 8
M.Suarez 8 8
Gabi 8 8
Koke 8 7
R. Garcia 8 7
Diego 7 7
D. Costa 6 6
Turan N/A 7
Sosa N/A 6
Villa N/A 6

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Half-Time analysis for Atletico Madrid

Courtois: Yet to make a single save.

Juanfran: Getting forward often and pinning Cole into his own half.

Miranda: Yet to put a foot wrong, though he’s hardly been tested.

Godin: Committed a needless foul on Torres that gifted Chelsea a free kick in dangerous space.

F.Luis: He’s won all of his aerial battles so far.

M.Suarez: No one has touched the ball more often.

Gabi: Has completed 87% of his passes—slightly substandard.

Koke: Quite nearly scored directly from a corner.

R.Garcia: Has established himself as Atletico’s favoured target-man so far.

Diego: Four shots already for the Brazilian.

D.Costa: Fighting a pitched battle with Terry.

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Full-Time analysis for Atletico Madrid

Courtois: Was only called upon to make a pair of straightforward saves.

Juanfran: Marauded down the right and completed an eye-popping 98% of his passes.

Miranda: Distribution was sub-par, but he didn’t put a foot wrong in the centre of defense.

Godin: Made three tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

F.Luis: Won each and every one of his aerial battles.

M.Suarez: Completed 89% of his passes and executed three tackles.

Gabi: Touched the ball a game-high 103 times.

Koke: Didn’t make nearly the impact he will have hoped.

R.Garcia: Atletico’s primary target-man also committed himself defensively.

Diego: Took six shots before being substituted.

D.Costa: Had the chance to nick a late winner with a header at the far post.

Turan: Completed 100% of his passes after replacing Diego on the hour-mark.

Sosa: Just 14 touches in a 10-minute cameo.

Villa: His four-minute showing left little time to make an impact.

Chelsea Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Cech 7 7
Azpilicueta 6 7
Cahill 7 8
Terry 7 8
Cole 5 6
Mikel 7 7
D. Luiz 6 6
Lampard 6 6
Ramires 6 6
Willian 7 7
Torres 6 6
Schwarzer 7 8
Schurrle N/A 6
Ba N/A 6

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Half-Time analysis for Chelsea

Cech: Injured his shoulder on a corner and was substituted in the 18th minute.

Azpilicueta: Distribution has been poor and he’s struggled to get forward.

Cahill: Has won all of his aerial duels.

Terry: Already getting under Diego Costa’s skin.

Cole: Quite evident it’s his first start in three months.

Mikel: Made an important intervention to prevent Raul Garcia springing Diego Costa.

D.Luiz: Distribution has been appalling.

Lampard: Just 22 touches so far.

Ramires: His shot on a Chelsea counter was laughable.

Willian: Only 17 touches but a strong period defensively from the Brazilian.

Torres: Showing a willingness to track back.

Schwarzer: Came into the line of fire but has only had a single save to make.

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Full-Time analysis for Chelsea

Cech: Has a separated shoulder.

Azpilicueta: Made an absolutely vital challenge on Koke early in the second half.

Cahill: Had to be especially sturdy following Terry’s injury.

Terry: Substituted midway through the second half with a foot injury.

Cole: Showed a bit more spark after the restart.

Mikel: Will miss the second leg after picking up a booking.

D.Luiz: Did well to close down space, but his passing was way, way off.

Lampard: Lucky to have not been ejected for a pair of hand-balls.

Ramires: Contributed four tackles but completed barely half his passes.

Willian: One of Chelsea’s better, more committed players on the night.

Torres: Played the full 90 minutes and got a nice ovation from his former home fans at the final whistle.

Schwarzer: Made four saves to keep Chelsea in the tie.

Schurrle: Only eight touches after replacing Terry in the 73rd minute.

Ba: Essentially a time-wasting substitution.

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