Real Madrid v Chelsea Player Ratings

Real Madrid v Chelsea Player Ratings
Madrid, Spanien, 12.04.2023: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) jubelt, Torjubel nach seinem treffer zum 2:0 waehrend des Hinrundenspiels im Viertelfinale der UEFA Champions League zwischen Real Madrid vs FC Chelsea, Real Madrid vs FC Chelsea im Santiago Bernabeu am 12. April 2023 in Madrid, Spanien. (Foto von Manuel Reino Berengui/DeFodi Images) Madrid, Spain, 12.04.2023: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League - Round-of-8 first leg match between Real Madrid vs Chelsea FC at Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Reino Berengui/DeFodi Images) - Photo by Icon sport

Real Madrid Player Ratings

Thibaut Courtois 8/10 – Made a phenomenal save to deny Raheem Sterling at close-range in the first-half, just after his side had gone ahead.

Dani Carvajal 6/10 – Solid in attack and defense without doing anything exceptional.

Eder Militao 6/10 – Rarely troubled by the visitors attack in a relatively quiet day at the back for the hosts.

David Alaba 6/10 – The center-back was not required to be at his best in this fixture though he came close with a free-kick late in the game.

Eduardo Camavinga 6/10 – The makeshift left-back got up and down the field to deliver balls into the danger area but was put under pressure by the running of James and Sterling at times.

Toni Kroos 7/10 – The German’s slick and smart passing in midfield allowed Madrid to keep the pressure on the visitors for much of the tie.

Luka Modric 6/10 – A major part of Real’s attacks, came close to scoring a stunner early in the second-half.

Federico Valverde 6/10 – The Urugyan carried out what was required of him in midfield.

Rodrygo 7/10 – Dynamic throughout, fouled by Chillwell as he ran through on goal to see Chelsea down to 10 men.

Vinicius Jr. 8/10 – The Brazilian posed a constant danger to the Chelsea backline cutting in from the left. His run was crucial to Real’s opening goal and he assisted Asensio in the second-half.

Karim Benzema 8/10 – A constant menace to the Blues defense, the Real Madrid Talisman was in the right place at the right time to score the home side’s opener and his 26th of the season.


Marco Asensio 8/10 – Made an impact soon after replacing Rodrygo with a nicely taken goal to make it 2-0 to the home side.

Antonio Rudiger 7/10 – Replaced Camavinga and made a good block to deny Mason Mount a goal late-on.

Dani Ceballos 7/10 – The Spanish attacking midfielder looked slick on the ball in his limited time on the field.

Aurelien Tchouameni 6/10 – Came on late and didn’t have a chance to make any memorable impact.

Chelsea Player Ratings


Kepa Arrizabalaga 6/10 – Made a good save to deny Vinicius Jr at point blank range but parried the ball into the path of Karim Benzema who then netted the opening goal of the game.

Reece James 6/10 – The fullback troubled the Real defense on the counter as Vinicius lagged in his defending. Set up Sterling with a great delivery in the opening half.

Wesley Fofana 5/10 – Fofana was at fault for some suspect defending in the opening 45 minutes.

Thiago Silva 5/10 – Did alright considering Real’s dominance but couldn’t prevent Real scoring twice.

Kalidou Koulibaly 5/10 – Had one good moment in the second-half before he was subbed off. but could have been better in the first. Subbed off early in the second-half.

Ben Chilwell 2/10 – Didn’t show much before he was sent off on 58 minutes after he took down Rodrygo as the Real attacker ran through on goal.

Enzo Fernandez 6/10 – The young Argentinean was solid in the center of the park on a poor night for his side.

N’Golo Kante 5/10 – The French midfielder had some good moments in the first half on the counter, failed to show much in the second half before being subbed off.

Mateo Kovacic 6/10 – The former Real Madrid player put in a passable performance in midfield.

Raheem Sterling 6/10 – The English attacker was denied a goal by an excellent Courtois save but didn’t show much after that.

Joao Felix 4/10 – The Portuguese forward was anonymous for much of the game.


Marc Cucurella 6/10 – Introduced early in the second period, did some good running at times.

Kai Havertz 5/10 – Replaced Sterling but failed to see too much of the ball as his side were forced to do a lot of work after going a man down.

Trevor Chalobah 5/10 – Closed down Madrid but couldn’t make too big of a positive impact for his under-pressure side.

Conor Gallagher 5/10 – Introduced for N’Golo Kante with 15 minutes remaining and brought some legs to the Chelsea midfield.

Mason Mount 5/10 – Brought on alongside Gallagher, could have got one back for the Blues late on.

Real Madrid v Chelsea Match Summary and Highlights


Real Madrid breezed to a 2-0 victory over Frank Lampard’s visiting Chelsea side without having to play anywhere near their best. Los Blancos piled pressure on the away side in the opening half and were rewarded when Benzema tapped in on 21 minutes after a Kepa saved from the stretching Vinicius Jr.

Ben Chillwell’s second half sending off sealed the visitors faith and they were forced to defend for the remainder of the game. Marco Asensio’s well-placed strike sealed the faith of the game soon after. Carlo Ancelotti’s side may be disappointed that they did not push for another goal but will be happy to head to Stamford Bridge with their advantage. Chelsea still have a lot to prove and must put in a performance at home.

Player Of The Match: Vinicius Jr.


Though he neglected his defensive duties at times and dropped in and out of the game, Vinicius Jr was undoubtably the most dangerous player on the field. The Brazilian was a constant menace to the Blues defense cutting in from the left and was unlucky not to score in the first half.

Still, the Real star forced Kepa to parry away his effort on in the opening period, allowing Benzema to get on the end of it and net the opener for the home side. The winger had the intelligence to pick out Asensio just outside the Chelsea box before the substitute netted Madrid’s second goal on 74 minutes.

Carlo Ancelotti may keep the winger in reserve when Real travel to Cadiz this weekend as the Brazilian will likely be the Spanish giant’s go-to man at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday evening.  Frank Lampard may have to deploy more defensive resources to stopping the pacey player if his side are to get a result in the return leg.



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