Chelsea earned a victory against Tottenham on Wednesday night and the blues has proceeded to the Carabao Cup final. Tottenham have failed to defeat Chelsea in the White Heart Lane and they are out of the competition.
Some of the players did really well tonight while others are no where near their standard. Thomas Tuchel reached his third final as a Chelsea manager and he won the UEFA Champions League and Super Cup trophy.
1. Antonio Rudiger, Ranking (8): the Chelsea defender gave his all against Tottenham tonight. Rudiger is a defender who scores goals and also did really at the back. He came up front when the club needed him the most and he always delivers.
He scored the only goal that sealed Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham and he also kept a clean sheet. It’s a performance that we don’t see everyday. I don’t think that other defenders will go harder like Antonio Rudiger, he deserves to be awarded the man of the match award.
2. Mateo Kovacic, Ranking (6):
The Chelsea midfielder came back from injury not long ago, but he did really well tonight. Mateo Kovacic gave his all tonight and he was everywhere on the pitch. The Tottenham midfielders couldn’t go further and I would say that, it’s one of the reasons why they didn’t score goals.
He did his job well and I will rank him 6/10 after his performance tonight. The Croatian midfielder didn’t get a goal or an assist, but he did extremely well tonight.
3. Harry Kane, Ranking (5): the England captain might not get a goal against Chelsea tonight, but he gave his all. Harry Kane played five shots and he also found the net in the second half, but the goal was cancelled. I will rank him 5/10 for his performance tonight.
Harry Kane struggled under Nuno Espirito, but he found his form back after the arrival of Antonio Conte. He is ready to work together with the Italian manager and I believe that he will be successful. He is one of the players who gave their all, on the pitch tonight.
I don’t think the we are expecting a performance like this from Tottenham. I would say that Antonio Conte made a wrong decision by using 5 defenders against Chelsea tonight. Why did I say that he made a wrong decision?
I said so because he is the one looking for goals in other to knock Chelsea out of the competition and he went ahead to use 5 defenders. That’s a wrong decision in my own opinion. He played with Son, but he has other options up front.
Thomas Tuchel set up his team in the right way and he secured the victory. Despite that Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante started the game from the bench, Chelsea still managed to defeat Tottenham.
I would say that Thomas Tuchel is the manager that should line-up with 5 defenders because he already has 2 goals ahead and even if the game ended in a 0-0 draw, he’d qualify. That’s my own thoughts on this game.