Chelsea v Liverpool player ratings: Kepa has shootout disaster, Mount squanders, Havertz impressive

Both sides’ ten outfielders and Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher had scored their spot-kicks when Kepa, who replaced Edouardy Mendy for the dying seconds of extra time, skimmed his effort.

Both teams have goals disallowed followed by VAR checks, with Joel Matip’s second-half header ruled out by referee Stuart Atwell because Virgil van Dijk was offside and interfering with play, and substitute Romelu Lukaku seeing an overtime strike canceled for a fractional offside.

The flag went up after Kai Havertz smashed home in overtime.

A succession of brilliant chances were also begging at either end, with Chelsea particularly wasting in the final and Liverpool finding Mendy in inspired form.

Dan Kilpatrick was at Wembley to rate Chelsea players…

Edouard Mendy 9

Justified his inclusion with a series of crucial interventions, including a brilliant double save to deny Naby Keita and Sadio Mane, and a flying save from Virgil van Dijk. His only mistake in a brilliant display was a loose kick which led to a chance for Mohamed Salah.

Antonio Rudiger 8

Menacing and composed in equal measure in a remarkable display to the right of the back three. Helped ensure Salah was, for the most part, under control.

Thiago Silva 7

He raced to knock Salah’s dink off the line in a solid performance. Caught at the back post for Liverpool’s disallowed goal – but spared by VAR.

Trevoh Chalobah 6

After a tough review by Luis Diaz, he was caught napping when the winger ran behind him and forced another save from Mendy. Immediately happier when the Portuguese came out and broke through the defense to create Lukaku’s disallowed extra-time goal. Showed a lot of nerve to score his penalty at 10-9.

Cesar Azpilicueta 7

Defensively disciplined and efficient going forward, creating a first chance for Pulisic and firing with a left-footed piledriver. Sent off with a kick early in the second half.

Mateo Kovacic8

Grew up in the game with an energetic and simple display in the middle of the park. Involved in many of Chelsea’s most promising moments.


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