FA Cup final Player ratings: Chelsea 1 vs 2 Arsenal

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Despite taking the lead against the Gunners, Chelsea ended up losing the FA Cup final yet again to Arsenal.

Check out the player ratings.

Caballero: Didn’t do much wrong all through the game. Made an early save. 6/10

Azpilicueta: Gave away an easy penalty for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to equalise and had to be subbed off in the 35th minute with a hamstring injury. 3/10

Zouma: Was easily beaten by Aubameyang for the second goal. Not solid at the back as Chelsea’s defence was again poor. 4/10

Rudiger: Struggled all through the game. His defending was really poor and couldn’t cope with Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe until he was subbed off. 3/10

Reece James: Left the defence a bit exposed at times, but still didn’t help much when attacking. 5/10

Alonso: Struggled to cope with the game when defending. He’d feel he should have done better when attacking. 5/10

Jorginho: Started the game brightly as Chelsea controlled proceeding. Couldn’t cope after Arsenal’s equaliser. Movement from the forward players was poor. 5/10

Kovacic: He’d have every right to believe that the referee’s decision went against him. Was good on the ball in the first-half. 6/10

Mount: Had a good first-half but should have passed to Giroud. Worked really hard and looked bright. Faded in the second half. 6/10

Pulisic: Very impressive performance. Chelsea’s best player. Huge blow as he got off injured after the restart. 7.5/10

Giroud: Nice flick for the opening goal as he teed up Pulisic brilliantly. Struggled in the second half till he was subbed off. 6/10

Subs

Christensen: Came on for the injured Azpilicueta and did okay. 5/10

Pedro: Was bright after replacing Pulisic. Faded out quickly until he went off injured. 5/10

Ross Barkley: Came on for Mason Mount in the 78th minute but didn’t really add anything to the team’s attack. 5/10

Hudson-Odoi: Didn’t really have much on the ball after replacing Rudiger. 5/10

Tammy Abraham: Didn’t have much opportunity after coming on for Giroud. 5/10

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