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Chelsea 4-0 Hull City: Player Ratings

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6.40K   //    17 Feb 2018, 09:35 IST

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Caballero made a stunning save to deny Meyler in the second half
Caballero made a stunning save to deny Meyler in the second half

Willy Caballero - 8/10

The Argentine was restricted to being just a spectator in the first half as Chelsea dominated the proceedings from the word go. Caballero was called into action after Fabregas conceded a penalty in the second half and made an important save to reaffirm his status as Chelsea's cup-game specialist.

Gary Cahill - 7/10

Cahill was hardly tested to his limits and worked well with Ampadu and Rudiger to sniff out any danger inside Chelsea's half during the game. The Englishman looked assured on the ball despite being not tested regularly.

Ethan Ampadu - 8/10

With every passing game, Ampadu continues to shine for Chelsea and it is there to be seen as to why he is one of the most highly rated young players at Chelsea's disposal during this point of time. The youngster was calm at the back and his awareness and ability to play the ball out from the back was quite evident.

Antonio Rudiger - 7/10

Rudiger was quick and used the ball in a clever manner to keep Chelsea ticking from the back. The German continues his impressive run of form and this performance can only put himself in prime contention for involvement against Barcelona next week.

Davide Zappacosta - 6/10

The Italian did not enjoy a lot of involvement down his flank but was not shy of bombing forward every time he sensed an opportunity. Zappacosta forced Marshall into making an impressive save in the second half after some neat link-up play with Willian.

Daniel Drinkwater - 7/10

Drinkwater was solid in the middle of the park and provided great cover to Fabregas on the night. The midfielder held his position pretty well and forced the initiative on the visitors despite not being a creative genius for his side.

Cesc Fabregas - 8/10

Apart from conceding that penalty in the second half, Fabregas hardly put a wrong foot in the game. The Spaniard's ability to pick out passes at will was evident yet again as he sent Pedro through on goal for Chelsea's second on the night with a defence-splitting lob over the top.

Emerson Palmieri - 7/10

The new acquisition from Roma made his first appearance for Chelsea on the night and was rewarded for his endeavours down the left flank when his low cross was turned in by Giroud, for the Frenchman's first goal since crossing the London divide to join Chelsea.

Willian - 9/10

Willian was adjudged man of the match on the night
Willian was adjudged man of the match on the night

Willian was quite simply unstoppable on the night and wreaked havoc inside the visitor's final third in the first half. The Brazilian netted a brace courtesy of two unstoppable strikes from outside the area and was Chelsea's best player on the pitch by a country mile.

Olivier Giroud - 8/10

The Frenchman grabbed his first goal in Chelsea colours to cap off an impressive win for the Blues who are now through to the quarter-finals of the competition, again. Giroud's strength in holding the ball up was there to be seen and he played a key role in Willian's goals on the night by providing a physical threat around the opposition's goal.

Pedro - 7/10

Pedro was his usual self of making runs behind the defenders and providing a direct threat with the ball at his feet. The Spaniard could have had more than just the one goal but he made a daring run and produced a calm finish in front of goal for the same.


Substitutes

Callum Hudson-Odoi - 6/10

The youngster offered good pace and trickery while going forward after coming on for Pedro during half-time. Hudson-Odoi's passing range was also impressive.

Kyle Scott - 5/10

Scott was never shy about going in for a tackle ever since his introduction in the 62nd minute but he endured a few sloppy moments with the ball and failed to make a lasting impact. Booked.

Alvaro Morata - 5/10

Came on in the 70th minute to replace Giroud but failed to muster any significant output from the game.


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