Chelsea progressed in to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge earlier today. Let’s see how the players rated …
Made a couple of decent saves and solid distribution.
Started nervously but improved as the game went on.
Really impressive, so calm and composed for such a young player.
A solid return to the starting XI for Chelsea’s captain.
Brought great energy to his side down the right flank.
Was sloppy on the ball at times and had a shot go out for a throw in the first-half.
Got through a mountain of work in the middle of the park as always.
Scored what is fast becoming a trademark world-class free-kick, and put in a solid shift down the left as usual.
Played a superb through ball for Chelsea’s opener, and look bright throughout the game.
Continues to look razor sharp playing in a more central role.
Batshuayi 9 (MOTM)
Took his two goals well, and put in a encouraging all-round display.
Really good cameo from the talented 17-year-old with one through ball to Pedro particularly catching the eye.
Still finding his feet at Stamford Bridge, will hopefully improve as he becomes more match fit.
Some tidy touches and turns by the promising young talent.
Just does not convince that he is good enough for this level.
Works hard but lacks quality, to be fair I could say the same about most of his team-mates.
Couldn’t get near Hazard all day, so took to taking him down on several occasions.
Unlucky to deflect Batshuayi’s second goal into his own net. Didn’t do too much wrong apart from that and will have a massive part to play if Newcastle are to stay in the Premier League.
Looked unsure of himself tactically due to the switch to three at the back.
Hasn’t played much football recently and probably won’t get much more game time anytime soon after this stinking performance.
A real workhorse but has to do better when in possession.
One player who did his chances of more regular game time no harm. as he competed well in the centre of the park.
Had a few decent half chances that he should have done better with.
Got into some dangerous positions and some decent deliveries into the box which maybe deserved a bit more.
Passed when he should have shot in the first-half with the score at 0-0.
Ineffectual after his introduction.
If he is Newcastle’s best chance of scoring a goal late in games, they really do need to sign a striker.
Got a nice reception from the fans of his old club, but did nothing to help his current employers.