Chelsea's best and worst players in frustrating Man City defeat

  • Chelsea lost their FA Cup semi-final against Man City on Saturday
  • Blues had plenty of chances to win but were incredibly sloppy in attack
  • Mauricio Pochettino has now lost all three FA Cup semi-finals he has reached
Chelsea fell to a frustrating defeat
Chelsea fell to a frustrating defeat / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Chelsea put on the most Chelsea performance imaginable on Saturday as they fell to defeat against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.

The Blues had so many opportunities to win the game but, as was the case on their last trip to Wembley, they failed to make the most of them. It wasn't a group of mini-Merseysiders who broke their hearts this time, however, as Bernardo Silva struck late to teach Chelsea another painful lesson.

Here are Chelsea's best and worth players from the game according to 90min's player ratings.

Chelsea's best player vs Man City

Cole Palmer - 7/10

Cole Palmer
Another good game from Palmer / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

No prizes for guessing this one.

Chelsea play through Cole Palmer so often that it's almost impossible for him to have a bad game, and he was once again the focal point here. The former City youngster helped link midfield and attack with some delightful passes through to a certain someone who may just feature further down in this article.

Honourable mention

Trevoh Chalobah - 7/10

Trevor Chalobah
Chalobah impressed / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Chelsea want to sell one centre-back this summer, and it just so happens to be their most in-form option in the position.

Trevoh Chalobah has returned from injury and made a real impact on this Chelsea defence. Chelsea really shouldn't be selling him, but if they're determined to shoot themselves in the foot, at least Chalobah's impressive showing here should help him find the cosy landing spot he deserves.

Chelsea's worst player vs Man City

Nicolas Jackson - 4/10

Nicolas Jackson, John Stones
Jackson was incredibly wasteful / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Look, Nicolas Jackson's work rate is incredibly impressive. You have to give him that. The Senegal international went bursting in behind City's defence time and time again, but that's where the positives end.

Jackson could have had a comfortable hat-trick here and there may have even been a fourth goal waiting for him if he had any ounce of composure in front of goal.

Dishonourable mention

Enzo Fernandez - 5/10

Kevin De Bruyne, Enzo Fernandez
Sloppy from Fernandez / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

On what was his return from injury, Enzo Fernandez looked sloppy and fatigued at times, and that showed in a number of his passes.

Fernandez did his best to try and keep up with Kevin De Bruyne, but lost the Belgian for what turned out to be the late winner.