TOUGH one to score to be honest, mates. A game that mattered less than Sky’s Super Sunday this weekend.
Actually thought we started well. We were passing it round nicely and I was wondering when, not if, a goal would come.
But then we fell off a bit, Hazard scored a belter and we weren’t sure what to do. How hard do we attack? How much do we want it?
It felt like a bit but not loads. We did some good winning it back but not loads of committing forward. Some good nicking it but little 50-50 commitment.
It’s understandable really. Glad there were no injuries. Glad we didn’t get beat. Massive shout out to the fellas in the old Main Stand demolishing their seats.
Simon Mignolet 7
Unsure on a couple first half but made some good saves at 1-0
Nathaniel Clyne 7
Sure he’s getting quicker. Had his work cut out with Chelsea on the break but always got back.
Alberto Moreno 7
Has his strengths and weaknesses but it’s amazing how often he wins the ball ahead of his opponent. Charges down like a rugby player, too.
Kolo Toure 7
Shattered by the end, but a warrior.
Dejan Lovren 7
Getting more confident with his long passing. Defending rarely in question now.
Emre Can 6
Great first half, poor second. But you fancy he’s benefitted for the 90 under his belt.
James Milner 6
Got a bit wound up and didn’t want to go off. Bigger nights ahead, Jimmy.
Adam Lallana 5
A few nice turns but it didn’t seem to happen for him when it mattered.
Roberto Firmino ?
Put your own score in you moody bastards.
Philippe Coutinho 6
You sense he’s saving himself for something wonderful. Like when he did that against the Mancs.
Daniel Sturridge 6
Enjoyed him giving it to the Chelsea fans. Enjoyed him kicking shots into the Chelsea fans less. Unlucky not to score second half though.
Joe Allen 5
For once he couldn’t get into it.
Christian Benteke 5
Bit mad we brought him on then didn’t cross the ball. Scored when we did.
Sheyi Ojo 6
Getting assists isn’t he?