Chelsea vs Liverpool player ratings as Kepa Arrizabalaga makes point to Frank Lampard

Chelsea ended Liverpool’s hopes of a historic treble and booked their place in the FA Cup quarter finals after a superb 2-0 win.

As Adrian’s howler handed Willian a first-half winner, the Blues ultimately had their own man between the sticks to thank.

Kepa Arrizabalaga made a triumphant as he kept Jurgen Klopp’s side at bay with a series of stunning saves.

Indeed it was the perfect response to his manager Frank Lampard, who had not started him in goal since January.

Boyhood Evertonian Ross Barkley compounded what was a miserable night for the red half of Merseyside as his stunning second-half strike completed a deserved victory for the hosts, who remain well and truly on the road to Wembley.

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made a triumphant return in between the posts for Chelsea
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Klopp’s Liverpool are firmly on course the win their first league title in three decades.

But this third defeat in four games has indeed raised many questions for the German to answer.

Our man Paul Brown was at Stamford Bridge to rate the players’ performances…

Kepa Arrizabalaga was at his best to saves a shot from Liverpool forward Sadio Mane
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CHELSEA Kepa 7 Azpilicueta 6 Rudiger 6 Zouma 6 Alonso 6 Kovacic 6 (Mount 42, 6) Gilmour 8 Barkley 7 Willian 7 (Jorginho 51, 6) Giroud 7 (James 90) Pedro 7

Subs not used: Caballero, Tomori, Anjorin, Batshuayi

Teenage midfielder Billy Gilmour, 18, did not disappoint in an all-action display for the Blues
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Ross Barkley produced a moment of brilliance to double Chelsea’s lead in the second half
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LIVERPOOL Adrian 4 Williams 6 Gomez 5 Van Dijk 6 Robertson 6 Lallana 5 (Salah 80) Fabinho 5 Jones 5 (Milner 70) Minamino 6 Origi 6 (Firmino 70) Mane 6

Subs not used: Lonergan, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Matip, Chirivella

Adrian’s dreadful mistake handed Chelsea their opening…


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