Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea edged out Manchester City 1-0 in the finals of the Champions League to lift the trophy for the second time in history. Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game in the first half while Pep Guardiola’s men struggled to beat down the sturdy defence of the Blues. Here’s how the players fared in the finals.
Ederson – 5
The golden glove winner of the Premier League found himself on the receiving end when Kai Havertz went past him to score the only goal of the game. The Brazilian keeper sensed the danger and rushed off his line to smother the German, but only to little effect.
Ruben Dias – 6
Dias was pretty decent in the backline but couldn’t help his side get over the touchline.
John Stones – 5.5
A shaky evening for the English centre-back, who had been surprisingly consistent throughout the season.
Kyle Walker – 6
Walker put his heart out in every action he took – from taking long throws to driving infield and down the flanks with a great engine – however, he couldn’t find any inspiring moment on the whole.
Zinchenko – 5.5
Zinchenko looked an improved player for the night while he never lost his cool in possession but was sloppy in defence and also could have stopped Havertz from getting on the ball before the German went on to score the goal of the match.
Ilkay Gundogan – 6
Gundogan was kept at bay, and his typical late runs to the box were nowhere to be found today.
Kevin de Bruyne – 5
It was a disheartening occasion for the Man City skipper as he was taken off early in the second half after a collision with Antonio Rudiger, much to his disappointment. The Belgian was seen leaving the field with tears, and his presence could have made a difference.
Bernardo Silva – 5
Didn’t produce any inspiring moments before he was substituted in the second half in place of Fernandinho
Phil Foden – 6
Foden had a couple of chances to put City on the score sheet, but both were denied by an Chelsea defence.
Raheem Sterling – 5
The most disappointing player of the entire 11 as he hardly had any moments in the final third. First and foremost, Sterling’s call up to starting 11 was an eyebrow-raising one.
Riyad Mahrez – 6
Mahrez’s influence was limited by Chelsea’s wide defenders and the Algerian pulled the final shot of the game, which was agonizingly close to finding the nets
Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero were introduced as substitution late in the match.
Edouard Mendy – 6.5
Mendy’s clean sheet numbers continue to pile up although he was rarely called into action tonight. The former Rennes man was very emotional after the final whistle was blown
Thiago Silva – 6
Like De Bruyne, Thiago Silva’s night came to an end soon after suffering a niggle. The Brazilian defender was completely frustrated when he was forced to leave the pitch.
Antonio Rudiger – 7.5
It was a monstrous performance from the big German. His sturdy presence presented City with an insurmountable task. Most importantly, he made a crucial and yet brave intervention to deny Foden’s clear goalscoring opportunity.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7
Azpilicueta was impressive once again tonight, and it was happy to see him lift the trophy.
Reece James – 7
James was robust in the defence and gave no room for Sterling to settle. The battle between the two English men was great to watch, and without doubt, James had Sterling’s numbers.
Ben Chilwell – 7
Ben Chilwell proved dangerous in both attacking and defensive phases, and the English left-back managed to contain Riyad Mahrez for the more significant parts of the game.
N’Golo Kante – 8
Without a doubt, Kante emerged as the best midfielder of the Blues and can be argued for the entire game. The French midfielder’s box to box abilities made him a nuisance for Man City.
Jorginho – 6.5
Not the best of his performances, yet the Italian playmaker fared well in the final.
Mason Mount – 7
The highly-coveted midfielder showed his brilliance once again when he set up for Havertz’s goal in the first half.
Kai Havertz – 7.5
It was not a bad way to end his scoring drought in the Champions League, and it could be the biggest goal of his career yet.
Timo Werner – 6
Warner ended up having a lacklustre performance in front of the goal, which has been the story this season. The German mistimed a shot once when he was so close to the goal and found the hands of Ederson later.
Andreas Christensen – 6.5
Christensen substituted injured Thiago Silva at the 38th minute and seamlessly connected with Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta in the defence.
Matteo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic were introduced late in the match as substitutes.