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Antonio Conte's league leaders managed to avoid an FA Cup upset as Chelsea defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Molineux in the FA Cup fifth round.

Here are our player ratings…


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

Karl Ikeme – Would probably have been expecting a much busier evening, but the Wolves backline protected him well, leaving the 30-year-old Nigerian with little to do aside from pick the ball out of the net. 6

Matt Doherty – Had his hands full with Willian, who was particularly lively in the first half. Undertook his defensive duties admirably, although he wasn’t able to get forward and aid the attack much at all. 7

Kortney Hause – Seemed to enjoy the physical battle with Diego Costa, rarely let the Chelsea striker gain a yard of space until the Spanish international escaped his attentions to score late on. 7

Danny Batth – Much like his defensive colleagues, Batth enjoyed a near faultless display, forming a vital part of a well-organised, resolute back four which frustrated the Premier League leaders. 7

Conor Coady – Coped admirably up against the gifted Eden Hazard, and was one of the main reasons the Belgian was quiet for most of the game. Rampaged forward when the opportunity arose, but was drawn out of position in the build-up to the first goal. 6

Dave Edwards – A typically workmanlike performance from the former Shrewsbury Town man was tainted by his failure to pick up the run of Pedro for the game’s opening goal. 5

Jack Price – Covered plenty of ground and looked to make intelligent passes when on the ball. Perhaps could have done more to deny Cesc Fabregas space at times. 6

George Saville – The former Chelsea youngster almost got his side off to a dream start in the opening minutes, but his powerful drive cannoned back off the post. Showed his quality on the ball in forward areas. 7

Helder Costa – The main outlet down the right flank for Paul Lambert’s men, always willing to get on the ball and run and the Chelsea defence. Seemed determined to test Nathan Ake by making runs into the inside-right channel. 8

Andreas Weimann – The former Aston Villa man looked to throw his weight around inside the box and had a penalty appeal turned down in the first half, but rarely troubled Kurt Zouma and John Terry. 5

Jon Dadi Budvarsson – Acted as the focal point of the Wolves attack and proved unafraid to mix it up with Terry in aerial duels. Held his own and occupied the former England captain well, but rarely threatened Asmir Begovic’s goal. 6


Donovan Wilson (on for Weimann in the 76th minute) – Struggled to get into the game as Chelsea were thoroughly in control by the time he came on. 5

Connor Ronan and Roman Saiss (on for Bodvarsson and Saville in the 84th minute) – Didn’t have enough time to make an impact.


Pedro of Chelsea

Asmir Begovic – Was well beaten by Saville’s early effort which rattled the frame of the goal, but had little else to do. 6

Kurt Zouma – Forced to work hard by Weimann in the first half, but grew more comfortable at the game wore on. His return to full match sharpness will be a huge boon for the Blues. 6

John Terry – Typically commanding at the heart of Chelsea’s defence. He may have lost any semblance of pace, but his positional sense remains impeccable. 7

Nathan Ake – The young Dutchman faced perhaps the toughest test of all the Chelsea defenders in that he was often left one-on-one with the dynamic Helder Costa. Stood his ground and defended his zone well. 6

Pedro – His intelligent movement and recognition of space saw him steal in unmarked at the back post to put Conte’s men 1-0 up, but did little else. 6

Nathaniel Chalobah – Physically up to the task of taking on the home side’s energetic midfield trio and competent on the ball. Solid if unspectacular. 6

Cesc Fabregas – Exuded class in the middle of the park. Despite Wolves’ best efforts, he always seemed to have time on the ball. 8

Victor Moses – As ever, the former Crystal Palace winger covered plenty of ground and was mindful of his defensive duties. Did little to affect the game in an attacking sense, though. 5

Willian – Looked bright in the first half when dribbling at the Wolves backline, but seemed to fade as the game progressed. 6

Eden Hazard – It was an unusually quiet performance from the Belgian, which is to the credit of the home side’s defensive concentration and organisation. 5

Diego Costa – Always a handful for the Wolves centre-backs from a physical point of view and got himself on the scoresheet in the closing minutes. 7


N’Golo Kante (on for Willian in the 80th minute) – Any hope Wolves had of snatching an equaliser reduced dramatically when the Frenchman entered the fray. 6

Cesar Azpilicueta (on for Pedro in the 73rd minute) – His presence helped sure up the Chelsea defence. 6

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (on for Hazard in the 86th minute) – Didn't have enough time to stand out.

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