What an afternoon!
It looked like it could be a long one when we went down in the fourth minute to a Ramires opener, but Liverpool grabbed a deserved equaliser at the end of the first-half before scoring two in the second.
We honestly had forgotten what it felt like to win a match of this size in such style, and we hope these player ratings reflect it!
GK) Simon Mignolet – 6.5/10
To be fair, barely troubled. Got a hand to Ramires’s header, but it would have been a truly extraordinary save if he’d have kept it out.
DR) Nathaniel Clyne – 7.5/10
Makes good decisions and has great pace and power, even if his passing was slightly off. Dealt with Eden Hazard, who was subbed off early, very well.
DL) Alberto Moreno – 6.5/10
Very poor defending for Chelsea’s opener, but luckily his team-mates made up for it. Going forward, the Spaniard made some terrific bursts.
DC) Mamadou Sakho – 8/10
Won all of his headers, made important blocks and completed his passes. Made some superb long balls out to the right flank, and a punt to Benteke resulted in our third.
DC) Martin Skrtel – 8/10
Had Diego Costa in his pocket and could have got the Spaniard sent off if he’d reacted more to Costa’s 2nd half kick. His partnership with Sakho has been questioned in the past, but today, they were outstanding.