Southampton player ratings: Chelsea (N)
Southampton were unable to book themselves a place in the FA Cup final as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at Wembley.
Mark Hughes’ men may feel like the semi-final was a wasted opportunity, with the Saints failing to really test Chelsea in such a high-profile game.
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata was enough to see the Blues over the line.
Southampton can consider themselves hard done by after having a goal controversially ruled out for a foul on Willy Caballero.
Here is how we rated the players after the game.
Alex McCarthy - 5
Should have done better for both of Chelsea’s goals.
Cedric - 5
The Portuguese defender could not deal with Eden Hazard, who was at his best at Wembley.
Wesley Hoedt - 5
A better showing from Hoedt, but still not quite good enough from the Dutchman.
Maya Yoshida - 6
Made a couple of great tackles throughout but was unable to keep Chelsea at bay.
Jan Bednarek - 6
Bednarek was impressive at the back once again against Chelsea, but couldn’t do enough unfortunately.
Ryan Bertrand - 6
Chelsea stifled Bertrand very well and he was not offered many opportunities to get forward.
Oriol Romeu - 5
Romeu was his usual tough-tackling self in midfield but was largely overran by N’Golo Kante.
Mario Lemina - 4
Tried to get things going in the middle of the park but generally lacked quality throughout.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - 6
Looked bright in spells but there was simply too much for the Danish midfielder to do.
Shane Long - 4
A very disappointing showing from the Irish forward. Didn’t offer enough and when he did get through on goal, a horrible first touch took away a great chance.
Charlie Austin - 6
Unlucky not to have a goal to his name. Looked a threat in the latter stages, showing just how important he could be next season.
Nathan Redmond – 7, provided some much-needed pace in the final stages as Southampton tried to get back into the game.
Dusan Tadic – 6, arguments to say he and Redmond should have started at Wembley. Southampton lacked their creativity.
Manolo Gabbiadini – 5, came on too late to make a real impact.