Premier League

Fabinho: Player Rating and Performance v Crystal Palace

The Brazilian achieved a perfect 10 rating for his outing at Anfield, as Liverpool steamroll their way to the title

 
10:01am on Thursday 25th June 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Liverpool took another step towards their first ever Premier League title on Wednesday when they cast aside Crystal Palace with a 4-0 win at Anfield, with Fabinho emerging as the star of the show with a goal and an assist.

What was Fabinho's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

For Jurgen Klopp's men to improve on their lacklustre outing against Everton on Sunday, it was key that the tempo to their passing was much higher against Palace, and Fabinho was one of the main instigators of this from the get-go, making sure that possession moved quickly.

It wasn't just his passes from side-to-side, either, but his range of passing, highlighted by his assist for the second goal.

A ⏱️ 45' With Palace sitting deep in their own third of the pitch, Fabinho bides his time before clipping a gorgeous, lofted pass over the top of Patrick van Aanholt at left-back, allowing Mohamed Salah to burst in behind via the channel to score.

⚽ ⏱️ 55' Ten minutes after the break, he would grab a deserved goal in what was probably the strike of the match. After being allowed far too much space in midfield, he strides forward before drilling a cracking strike into the right corner from 30 yards which went past the keeper in a flash.

Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

The Brazilian's passing stats were remarkable, completing 91/93 balls to team-mates for a completion rate of 97.8%, while he enjoyed 107 touches of the ball which was the second-most of any midfielder in this round of Premier League fixtures.

He also won 8/12 duels, 5/6 tackles, and made four ball recoveries.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

No Liverpool player covered themselves in glory in the dismal 0-0 draw with Everton in the Merseyside Derby. Fabinho did earn a 7.6 FC Rating which is not to be sniffed at, but he really stepped up a gear against Palace for his perfect 10 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Fabinho match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating10
Mins Played90
Touches107
Passes91
Pass Completion97.8%
Final Third Passes13
Goals1

What Next?

Winning the Premier League title...

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Fabinho stars as Liverpool remind everyone just how good they can be

How Fabinho's arrival altered Liverpool's way of playing

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