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April 15, 2012 6:00 PM BST
Wembley Stadium — London
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎
Attendance:‬ 85731‎
 
56′ Gareth Bale
 
Juan Mata 50′
 
Ramires 77′
 
 
Florent Malouda 90+4′
   
 
 

FA Cup Player Ratings: Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea

By Greg Stobart at Wembley

  • Carlo Cudicini
    61
    92
    2.00

    Carlo Cudicini

    Handed a start ahead of Friedel and won't be pleased to have conceded five against his former club, especially Lampard's free-kick which caught him out.

  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
    45
    72
    2.50

    Benoit Assou-Ekotto

    Strong in one-on-one situations but could have offered more support for Bale in the final third. Cleared well off the line for Mata's goal.

  • Kyle Walker
    47
    64
    3.00

    Kyle Walker

    Looked shaky early on and make a couple of poor errors, especially one that gifted the ball to Kalou. Seemed to calm down and was a threat when he bombed forward.

  • Ledley King
    35
    78
    2.50

    Ledley King

    Did a decent enough job against Drogba for the first hour but looked slow and clumsy as Spurs crumbled.

  • William Gallas
    44
    108
    2.00

    William Gallas

    Bullied too easily by Drogba in the 44th minute as the Ivorian smashed home the opener. Never seemed to be up with the pace of the game.

  • Aaron Lennon
    42
    66
    3.00

    Aaron Lennon

    The winger's pace and trickery caused Chelsea problems but he made some poor decisions in the final third. Clever ball for Van der Vaart when the Dutchman's header was cleared off the line.

  • Gareth Bale
    74
    71
    3.00

    Gareth Bale

    Showed he had the beating of Bosingwa early on and troubled the Chelsea back four when he got in his stride. Scored the goal that temporarily got Spurs back in the game but didn't see enough of the ball.

  • Luka Modric
    85
    139
    2.00

    Luka Modric Flop of the Match

    Ineffective for much of the game and delivered few decisive passes despite some nice link-up play with Bale. Let his head drop in the final 15 minutes.

  • Rafael van der Vaart
    81
    63
    3.50

    Rafael van der Vaart

    Drifted into good positions and twice went close to scoring in the first-half, seeing a header cleared off the line before a cross for Adebayor came back off the post. Replaced by Defoe 15 minutes from time.

  • Scott Parker
    60
    65
    3.00

    Scott Parker

    A typically robust performance from the midfielder as he pugnaciously protected the back four. Tended to dally too long when in possession but delivered a lovely ball to Adebayor for the Spurs goal.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    62
    66
    3.00

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    A threat in the first-half as he linked up Tottenham's play, but should have got something on the Van der Vaart delivery that hit the post. Did all the hard work for Bale's goal and didn't stop running.

Substitutions

  • Sandro
    30
    52
    0.00

    Sandro

    Replaced Parker in added time.

  • Jermain Defoe
    38
    59
    2.50

    Jermain Defoe

    Came on for the final 15 minutes but did nothing.

  • Petr Cech
    202
    22
    3.00

    Petr Cech

    Lucky not to be sent-off after bringing down Adebayor in the build-up to Bale's goal, which could have resulted in a penalty and red card. Solid on the whole.

  • Ashley Cole
    203
    26
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    Solid defensive display although he was pinned back by the Spurs winger's pace.

  • David Luiz
    184
    69
    2.50

    David Luiz

    A couple of dodgy moments but a generally comfortable defensive display until Bale's opener, when he lost track of Adebayor and, in the process, suffered a knee injury that ended his evening.

  • John Terry
    290
    28
    3.50

    John Terry

    The Chelsea captain was caught flat-footed when Spurs attacked with pace but made some vital contributions including a brilliant block on the line.

  • José Bosingwa
    162
    61
    3.00

    José Bosingwa

    The Portuguese full-back struggled against Bale's pace early on but he settled down.

  • Frank Lampard
    338
    88
    3.50

    Frank Lampard

    A bright and tidy display from the veteran as he passed accurately and intelligently, mainly from slightly deeper positions than he is used to. Stunning free-kick from 30 yards for Chelsea's fourth goal.

  • John Obi Mikel
    231
    62
    3.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Sat at the base of the Chelsea midfield and played an unspectacular yet important role, breaking up Spurs attacks and denying them space in the final third. Should have been sent-off for a late kick on Parker.

  • Ramires
    279
    13
    3.50

    Ramires

    The Brazilian panicked a little on the ball but was up and down the vast Wembley pitch all afternoon and clinched a place in the final with a classy finish. Important defensive role tracking back against Bale.

  • Didier Drogba
    480
    104
    4.00

    Didier Drogba Top of the Match

    The Ivorian was chosen ahead of Fernando Torres and broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute with a stunning strike as he bullied William Gallas and then smashed the ball past Cudicini was he weaker left foot. A classic performance and he must now be in line to start against Barcelona.

  • Juan Mata
    320
    95
    3.50

    Juan Mata

    The Spaniard 'scored' Chelsea's second goal in controversial fashion in the 49th minute, with referee Martin Atkinson awarding the strike even though it clearly didn't cross the line. Poor touch let him down when he could have scored in the first-half but produced a gorgeous pass for Ramires' decisive strike.

  • Salomon Kalou
    228
    72
    3.50

    Salomon Kalou

    Frustrated the Chelsea fans with some wayward shooting but played a key role for the Blues, especially on the break. Also tracked back well to help Cole against Lennon.

Substitutions

  • Gary Cahill
    289
    14
    3.50

    Gary Cahill

    Came on for the injured Luiz in the 59th minute and the defence looked far more steady.

  • Florent Malouda
    191
    80
    3.00

    Florent Malouda

    Replaced Ramires eight minutes from time and scored the fifth in added time, slotted calmly past Cudicini.

  • Fernando Torres
    421
    32
    0.00

    Fernando Torres

    Replaced Drogba six minutes from time.

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