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Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe Player Ratings: The £70m Havertz finally shows up

Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi were both instrumental in a comfortable FA Cup win

 
4:32pm on Sunday 10th January 2021
By
Carlo Garganese

Chelsea earned a much-needed 4-0 victory over League Two side Morecambe in the FA Cup third round to ease the pressure on Frank Lampard.

The Blues' manager has been under intense pressure after a dismal run of form but goals from Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz provided a comfortable win.

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So were Chelsea's star performers on the day?

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Ziyech 8.3

The difference between Chelsea's form with and without Ziyech is huge this season and his recent return from injury could be crucial for the future of Lampard.

Although he didn't score versus Morecambe, the ex-Ajax star showed just how important he is to this Chelsea team.

He provided a wonderful assist for Hudson-Odoi's goal, chipping a delightful pass over the top of the Morecambe defence.

Ziyech also had a game-high six dribbles, 11 crosses and also attempted three shots - all during his 68 minutes on the pitch.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: 8.3

Hudson-Odoi continued his excellent run of form as he scored for the second game in a row - and his fifth in nine in all competitions for club and country.

He finished with aplomb from Ziyech's pass in the second half but he also provided the assist for Mount's deadlock-breaker.

His crossing was once again excellent, both when playing from the left and right, with seven crosses in total. He also had seven touches in the box.

STAR MAN

Kai Havertz: 9.0

A welcome return to form for the German youngster, who has endured a nightmare start to his Chelsea career.

He scored his first goal in 15 games, soaring high above his marker to power home an unstoppable header from Cesar Azpilicueta's cross.

He also provided the assist for the goal of countryman Timo Werner, another player who has failed to live up to expectations since moving from the Bundesliga.

Havertz had a game-high four shots and a game-high nine touches in the box as he displayed the qualities that convinced Chelsea to splash out around £70 million on his services.

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