Player Ratings

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea Player Ratings: Pulisic shines as Tuchel's side grab vital away goal

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side will be favourites to progress to the final of the Champions League after a 1-1 draw in Spain against Real Madrid

9:50pm on Tuesday 27th April 2021
Stefan Bienkowski

Chelsea took a huge step towards a spot in the final of this season’s Champions League with a vital away goal in their 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were perhaps slight favourites against Zinedine Zidane’s injury-ravaged squad but were still made to work for an important result by their Spanish opponents.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings and Match Statistics

So which players stood out most on Tuesday night?

✔️ Karim Benzema: 7.1

It seems as though Madrid are only as good as the goals Karim Benzema continues to score for them these days.

Prior to Tuesday’s clash, the French international had bagged a remarkable 27 goals and seven assists in just 39 games and has by some distance been the club’s most impressive player this season.

As such, it’ll come as no surprise to any Madrid supporter that it was the senior striker that latched on to a corner in the 29th minute and, with a remarkable amount of technical ability when he chested the ball down, twirled and then fired the ball into the back of the net.

This Madrid side may not be at its very best right now but Benzema has never looked sharper.

✔️ Christian Pulisic: 8.3

Christian Pulisic had a lot to prove when he returned from injury to find a new manager in charge of his team. For the most part the American international has done well to show his qualities, but on Tuesday night he truly starred.

In a first half that saw Chelsea truly berate the Madrid defence, Pulisic was part of a three-pronged attack that ultimately opened the scoring just 14 minutes into the match and snatched a vital away goal.

After plucking a long a long ball from Antonio Rudiger out of the air, Pulisic then darted into the Madrid box, jinked by Thibaut Courtois and fired the ball into the back of the net. A moment of magic that went a long way to helping Chelsea dream of a spot in the final.

⭐️ Eder Militao: 8.8

Regardless of whether Madrid deserved a draw on Tuesday night, there’s no doubt that Chelsea would have found things far easier if not for the heroics of Eder Militao in defence.

The Brazilian defender has often looked out of place at Madrid and initially struggled to show his worth to the Spanish giants, but over the last few months Militao has grown into his role in central defence and on Tuesday looked like a genuine contender to replace Sergio Ramos next season.

Whether it was chasing down pacey forwards, intercepting through balls or heading away the constant crosses, Chelsea simply couldn’t get by the defender. And as a result Madrid are still very much in this tie.

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings and Match Statistics

Latest news


La Liga Table: Barca lose ground in shock draw

Barcelona could only draw at home against Granada as Ronald Koeman's problems continue to grow at Camp Nou.

  • 4 hours
European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2021/22: Unstoppable Haaland continues stunning run

Robert Lewandowski knows he has his work cut out in the race to score the most goals in Europe this season due to an in-form domestic rival.

  • 17 hours
Premier League

Premier League top scorers 2021/22: Salah joins leaders and Ronaldo closes in

The Liverpool forward is making another impressive challenge for Golden Boot glory, but faces some stiff competition.

  • 18 hours
Predicted XI

League Cup defence begins – How Man City could line up against Wycombe Wanderers

Manchester City will grant chances to fringe players in the League Cup as they begin another defence of the competition.

  • 18 hours
Predicted XI

Fringe and youth set to shine – How Liverpool could line up against Norwich City

Liverpool are set to kick off their League Cup campaign at Norwich City, with fringe players to be given opportunities to shine.

  • 19 hours
Premier League

Premier League Table: Ronaldo scores again as Man Utd & Chelsea reach Liverpool

Cristiano Ronaldo made it four goals in three games since returning to Man Utd, while Chelsea won convincingly at Tottenham.

  • 1 day

Most read