Chelsea scored a goal after over five hours of not finding the back of the net, but the real heroics were to come later, in the penalty kick shootout. All five of Chelsea’s takers succeeded with great aplomb, but the tone was set by backup goalkeeper Willy Caballero saving Norwich’s first effort.
Caballero also pulled off a very nice save in regulation and while he continued his rather curious streak of conceding in stoppage time, he is the well deserved Man of the Match from Chelsea’s FA Cup third round victory.
This is his second such recognition in just five appearances.
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Caballero (8.5)
GOOD (7.0-7.9): Azpilicueta (7.6), Kenedy (7.5), Willian (7.2), Ampadu (7.0), Kanté (7.0, sub)
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Hazard (6.9, sub), Christensen (6.8, sub), David Luiz (6.4), Drinkwater (6.3), Batshuayi (6.2), Bakayoko (6.1), Zappacosta (6.0)
POOR (5.0-5.9): Pedro (5.2)
BAD (4.0-4.9): Morata (4.9, sub)
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —
Kenedy’s appearance in the top three means that every player with at least 2 appearances on the season has now featured at least once in the top 3!