Ross Barkley was Chelsea’s highest rated player on the pitch against Liverpool.
The midfielder scored the vital second goal in the game, running from his own half and then blasting the ball back across the face to make it 2-0 and make Chelsea’s lead feel a lot safer.
There was more to his game than that though, as the stats show. He had 3 shots in total, 2 on target, and 57 touches, putting him among the most influential on his team.
He played 3 long balls, 2 of them accurate. defensively, he contributed a tackle, 2 interceptions and 3 clearances.
It’s clear to see why he got such high marks – it was a complete performance that included contributions in defence, in controlling possession and in attacking.
A few more games like this will see him become indispensable. On the other hand, it seems very difficult to extract more than one game in a row like this from the England midfielder.