Chelsea win boost chances of £79.6m Kai Havertz transfer as Liverpool fans praise Willian

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Player ratings vs Man City

Chelsea have taken another huge step towards ensuring a place in the Champions League next season thanks to a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Thursday night.

It wasn’t easy for the Blues as they were under pressure for long periods, but goals from Christian Pulisic and Willian either side of Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning equaliser sealed all three points.

Victory also ensured Liverpool have been crowned Premier League champions – a result which saw Reds supporters heap praise on Willian.

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As expected, Pulisic gets a high mark as well as defender Andreas Christensen.

But how did the rest of the team fare?

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Lampard transcript

The Blues head coach faced the media following the Man City game and the main talking point from his press conference was the performances of his two goalscorers.

“Delighted with Willian. He’s been great for me this season. The players look up to him, a senior player in the group. He has quality, he has work ethic and it was a continuation of his form for big parts of the season. Delighted with him today.

“And of course Christian came in last summer. There was a lot of talk about it. He didn’t get a break. When he got in the team he was going really well and then got a really tough injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 25: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on June 25, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

“I wanted to protect him a bit against Villa, see if he could make an impact. He did that. I was always going to start him against City because I know he can…