Liverpool lifted the Carabao Cup on Sunday after an enthralling conflict at Wembley, determined by a marathon penalty shoot-out.
Caoimhin Kelleher produced plenty of good stops in regular time earlier than scoring what proved to be the profitable penalty for the Reds on a memorable night for Jurgen Klopp‘s second-choice shot-stopper.
Nevertheless it was one to overlook for the Blues, with substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga the autumn man after lacking from 12 yards.
Right here, Sportsmail’s SAMI MOKBEL charges every participant – and supervisor – from contained in the stadium…
Edouard Mendy – Save after save after save. Utterly vindicated his supervisor’s determination to pick him over Kepa. 8.5
Edouard Mendy was in excellent type for Chelsea through the match, maintaining them in it
Trevoh Chalobah – Was given a torrid time by Luis Diaz however truthful play to the Chelsea defender who admirably caught to his job. 6.5
Thiago Silva – A Rolls Royce. A central defensive efficiency of sheer brilliance. At 37, the Brazilian exhibits no signal of fading. 8
Antonio Rudiger – Carried out like a person possessed. Kept away from making his trademark dashes ahead to give attention to shackling Liverpool’s assault. 7.5
Cesar Azpilicueta – Reliable at right-wing again earlier than being substituted early within the second half with an obvious harm. 6.5
N’Golo Kante – The place does he get his power from? Regarded as recent within the remaining minute of additional time as he did within the first. 7.5
Thiago Silva was a colossus on the again for the Blues, together with one key goal-line clearance
Matteo Kovacic – Such an important participant for Tuchel’s workforce. Does the ugly – however crucial – components of the sport so properly. Booked. 7
Marcos Alonso – Noticed loads of the ball down Chelsea’s left facet and used it effectively with out discovering a killer cross. 7
Christian Pulisic – Squandered an early probability to fireplace Chelsea forward and largely struggled to make inroads into Liverpool’s defence. 6
Kai Havertz – Missed a golden probability early on, however his mobility as Chelsea’s central striker fits Tuchel’s plan. 7
Mason Mount – Again from harm however missed two superb possibilities in regular time earlier than being changed by Lukaku. 6.5
Mason Mount was responsible of spurning two large alternatives to place his facet forward at Wembley
Subs: James 7 (Azpilicueta 57); Lukaku 6 (Mount 73); Werner 6 (Pulisic 73); Jorginho (Kovacic 105); Kepa (Mendy 30)
Subs not used: Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Hudson-Odoi, Sarr.
Head Coach: Thomas Tuchel – Couldn’t actually fault his gamers on a tough afternoon. Additional home cup remaining ache for the German. 7
Caoimhin Kelleher – What a day for the younger goalkeeper. A string of vital saves throughout 120 minutes earlier than turning into Liverpool’s shootout hero. 9
Trent Alexander-Arnold – Couldn’t fairly discover his vary from crossing areas however turned in a diligent shift defensively. 7.5
Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher had a day to recollect as he shone for the Reds
Joel Matip – Thought he’d received the trophy for Liverpool in regular time solely to see his header dominated out by VAR. Was wonderful earlier than his substitution. 7
Virgil van Dijk – Very similar to Silva on the different finish, oozed class. Liverpool had their fair proportion of excellent fortune however the Dutchman hardly put a foot mistaken. 8
Andy Robertson – Had essentially the most touches of any participant on the pitch and his availability down the left proved a priceless outlet for Liverpool. 7
Jordan Henderson – A sometimes combative show from the Liverpool captain. Was clearly disillusioned to be substituted within the second half. 6.5
Fabinho – Was most likely the stand out midfielder on the pitch. The Brazilian was at his harmful greatest at Wembley. 8
Joel Matip thought he had received the sport for Liverpool, however noticed his header dominated out for offside
Naby Keita – Was thrust into the workforce on the final minute resulting from Thiago’s harm within the heat up and didn’t let his workforce down. 7
Mohamed Salah – Not at this greatest. Tried to pressure it when he didn’t have to. An off day on the workplace but when anybody’s allowed one… 6
Sadio Mane – Was fairly properly shackled by Chelsea’s defence earlier than his substitution within the second half. Had higher days. 6
Luis Diaz – What a signing he appears to be. Appears to have just a little little bit of all the pieces in his locker. A star within the making. 8
Luis Diaz was a close to fixed menace for the Blues, together with his tempo inflicting their back-line points
Subs: Elliott 6.5 (Henderson 80); Milner 6.5 (Keita 80); Jota 6.5 (Mane 80); Konate (Matip 91): Origi (Diaz 98)
Subs not used: Alisson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas.
Head Coach: Jurgen Klopp – One trophy down, three extra to comply with? The German will dismiss discuss of a Quadruple – however followers might be dreaming. 8
Referee: Stuart Attwell – A busy evening for the official. Lukaku’s disallowed aim was unbelievably tight. 6
Source: Every day Mail