Chelsea booked their place in the finals of the Champions League after beating Real Madrid 2-0 in the semi-finals the second leg. Timo Werner provided the opener in the first half after heading a rebound off the post, and the talented midfielder Mason Mount wrapper up the game in style, thus allowing the Blues to win the tie 3-1 on aggregate. Here we see how the players fared at Stamford Bridge.
Edouard Mendy – 8
Definitely, one of the unsung heroes of the match as his three stunning saves yet crucial ones helped Blues sustain Madrid’s attack.
Thiago Silva – 7.5
He led the backline strongly, and his willingness to contribute to the set-pieces was also impressive.
Rudiger – 7
Rudiger was solid at the back and also cut out Real Madrid’s threat. He also didn’t shy away from joining the attacks and progressing the play. He had a lung-busting sprint which almost open Real Madrid goal.
Christensen – 7
The Danish centre-back should also be given credit for their defensive superiority. He took centre stage once again after the Tuchel appointment.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7.5
The Blues skipper had an impressive game, excelling in both attacking and defensive phases. The Spaniard fed a precise cross to Havertz, whose header eventually hit the top of the crossbar.
Ben Chilwell – 7
Not such a man-handling performance from the left-back, but he managed to nullify the threat of Vinicius Jr.
Jorginho – 7
The Italian was good at controlling the tempo whilst his vision for long balls remained the same.
N’Golo Kante – 8.5
The French midfielder put on a similar display as he had in the first leg. Kante played a huge part in the first goal.
Mason Mount – 8.5
There is no stopping the English midfielder at the moment as he scored the winning goal, and adding to it was the one he scored in the quarter-finals.
Kai Havertz – 8
Havertz carried his impressive run from the Fulham clash to the semi-finals, finding the crossbar twice while looking composed with the ball at his feet. The German almost scored the opening goal, but his shot hit the post. Luckily Werner was there to convert it on the rebound.
Timo Werner – 8
Apart from the opening goal, Werner still looks like a man who is lacking confidence and luckily, he didn’t squander any big chance, unlike the previous leg.
Thibaut Courtois – 8
The Belgian goalkeeper can be called the best player in an otherwise lacklustre Real Madrid side for the evening.
Sergio Ramos – 5
The veteran midfielder didn’t have an impactful game and was beaten on many occasions by the Blues.
Eder Militao – 5
Militao’s impressive performances over the weeks were flattering to deceive as he remained quiet all along.
Nacho – 5
The defensive line of Madrid, including Nacho, was a let down against Los Blancos.
Ferland Mendy – 5
Mendy was often crowded on the left-flank with Chelsea not allowing him to cross or place a pass in the final third.
Toni Kroos – 6
The German had nothing much to offer as Madrid were forced on the backfoot by Chelsea all along.
Luka Modric – 6.5
Modric can be a little exception owing to his relentless run into the final third and an eye for creativity.
Casemiro – 5
Casemiro also endured a difficult game as the Brazilian was far from his best.
Eden Hazard – 4
The Belgian, as expected, couldn’t make it a special night after failing to make an impact on his return at Stamford Bridge.
Vincius Jr – 5
The Brazilian was completely contained by Chelsea in both the legs, not allowing him to take control. Even on the field, he lacked the final product regardless of his dribbles and daunting runs.
Karim Benzema – 6.5
Karim Benzema forced a save from Mendy in the first half, and the Frenchman was no where to be found during most of the second half.
With Los Blancos dominating around 64% of the possession, it could have given a very different picture. They created far fewer chances than blues with 36% possession. French star and his supplies were totally cut off by Chelsea defence.