Blues player ratings as Kai Havertz penalty secures another trophy

Chelsea won the Club World Cup for the first time on Saturday, beating Palmeiras 2-1 in the final in Abu Dhabi.

After Raphael Veiga had equalized Romelu Lukaku’s opener in regulation time, Kai Havertz scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot in the 117th minute. It was a tough matchup in the first half, with nothing separating the two squads. 

However , the European champions, took the lead thanks to a Lukaku header in the 55th minute. Palmeiras, the Copa Libertadores champions, battled their way back into the game with Veiga’s penalty kick after Thiago Silva was penalized for a handball. 

Chelsea were given a lifeline when Luan Garcia blocked Azpilicueta’s shot with his arm, avoiding a penalty shootout. Havertz came up to take the penalty kick and made no mistake, restoring Chelsea’s lead, which was finally enough. 

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Palmeiras’ night took a turn for the worse when Garcia was sent off in extra time as Chelsea added another trophy to their large collection. 

On that note, here are the player ratings for Chelsea:

  • Edouard Mendy – 6.5/10
  • Andreas Christensen – 6/10
  • Thiago Silva – 6.5/10
  • Antonio Rudiger – 7.5/10
  • Cesar Azpilicueta – 7/10
  • N’Golo Kante – 6.5/10
  • Mateo Kovacic – 7/10
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi – 7/10
  • Mason Mount – 6/10
  • Kai Havertz – 7/10
  • Romelu Lukaku – 7.5/10
  • Christian Pulisic – 7/10
  • Timo Werner – 6.5/10
  • Saul Niguez – 6/10
  • Hakim Ziyech – 6/10
  • Malang Sarr – 6/10

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