Chelsea player report card after being beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League: Marc Cucurella is the worst


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Chelsea’s journey must end in the quarter-finals of the 2022/2023 Champions League. The Blues did not move much after losing 0-2 to Real Madrid in the second leg at Stamford Bridge Stadium, Wednesday (19/4/2023) early morning WIB.

Chelsea actually appeared more dominant than Real Madrid by winning opportunities and possession. However, several times the efforts made by Kai Havertz et al. always countered by the toughness of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Instead of scoring a goal, Chelsea’s goal conceded in the 58th minute. Rodrygo got his name on the scoreboard after receiving Vinicius Junior’s brilliant pass. Rodrygo’s left foot strike made Kepa Arrizabalaga have to pick up the ball from the net.

Rodrygo scored again in the 80th minute. This time he struck the ball into the Chelsea goal after receiving Federico Valverde’s pass.

This result made Chelsea lose 0-4 on aggregate to Real Madrid, and Los Blancos have the right to advance to the semifinals to meet the winner between Bayern Munich versus Man City which will be determined Thursday (20/4/2023) early morning WIB.

The following is the report card of Chelsea’s players after failing to overcome Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Goalkeeper and Defender
Kepa Arrizabalaga

Some clever saves by Kipa Arrizabalaga prevented Real Madrid from adding to their lead in the first half, despite being eventually found twice by Rodrygo. Score: 6
Trevoh Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah played pretty well. Several times out of position to close attacks El Real. Score: 6
Thiago Silva

Thiagi Silva fought hard in the middle of the field even though he is no longer young. He succeeded in shutting down Karim Benzema and failed to score, even though he was conceded by Rodrygo. Score: 6
Wesley Fofana

Wesley Fofana became the most prominent player at Chelsea in this match. He managed to turn off Vinicius Junior’s vital role. Score: 7


Reece James

Reece James played more as a central midfielder than a full-back, attacking a lot in the first half. But his influence faded as the game wore on until Chelsea conceded two goals. Score: 6
Enzo Fernandez

Enzo Fernandez is very reliable in the Chelsea midfield, especially to cut off Madrid’s attacks from the midfield. He played solid but not spectacular. Score: 6
Mateo Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic played pretty well against his former team. He was frustrating in the third third, and fired in a sensational volley. Score: 6
Marc Cucurella

Marc Cucurella played underperformance. He got a golden opportunity to score a goal in front of the mouth of the Madrid goal. Despite Thibaut Courtois’ stunning work, he failed to find the back of the net in the opener. Score: 5
N’Golo Kante

Played well in the middle, but Lampard tried to help attack. Several times he released the bait into the penalty box. Kante got one golden opportunity at the start of the game, but was unlucky because the ball went off the mark. Score: 6
Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher doesn’t have enough experience to deal with Real Madrid’s line of players. Even though he is fully equipped with energy, it is not enough and when he attacks it leaves a hole in the middle Score: 6

Striker and Trainer
Kai Havertz

Frank Lampard installed Kai Havertz as the lone striker up front even though it was not his natural position. When wide, Havertz provided key passes, but struggled to penetrate David Alaba’s defense. Score: 6
Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has given his thoughts on concocting his best tactics against Real Madrid. Chelsea actually enjoyed a good first half producing goals if in a bit of a streak. Great experience he gained in this fight Score: 6


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