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Chelsea player ratings vs Real Madrid

Christian Pulisic gave Chelsea a deserved lead in Spain – but just as Thomas Tuchel’s threatened to overrun Real, Karim Benzema volleyed home to level on the night for Zinedine Zidane’s men.

Could do nothing to stop Benzema’s goal when unsighted and beaten from close range. Barely troubled other than that.

Such a calm and mature presence. Even against this level of opposition maintained his concentration throughout.

Cool and composed on the ball. Spotted danger early to cover his fellow defenders. Particularly impressive in the second half with important interceptions.

Could not believe the room he was given to flight a ball over to Pulisic from the halfway line as Chelsea took the lead.

Allowed himself to get caught under the ball when losing out to Casemiro at the far post in the build-up to Benzema’s goal. Battled throughout to limit Real’s threat.

Loose pass almost cost Chelsea early – but it was back to business as usual as he covered so much space to snuff out danger. Kept driving forward right up to the final moments.

Crucial early interception saved Kante’s blushes and cut out a dangerous Real attack. Played through Real’s midfield with ease at times.

Bravely got very high up the pitch to keep the pressure on. Got himself into dangerous positions and worked hard tracking back.


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