Chelsea were expected to be tested by Tottenham Hotspurs when this fixture came across.
There were doubts about Chelsea’s squad freshness as Mourinho played the same team that played all the games in the past week and a half. But instead, Chelsea showed new found hunger after missing out against Sunderland and dismissed Spurs with a convincing 3-0 win.
Thibaut Courtois: 8/10
He was on top throughout the game. He had some great saves in the game purely because of his composure to hold on to easy yet powerful shots. He had one springing save in the last minute as well.
Branislav Ivanovic: 8/10
He had a very comfortable day as he was barely threatened by the redundant tactic of using Eriksen in the wing. He showed great power going forward as well.
Gary Cahill: 6/10
He only played the first half as he suffered an early knock on the head when he clashed with Vertonghen. He was troubled on some occasions by Harry Kane, but Chelsea soon got control over the game.
John Terry: 6.5/10
As always a calm and organised day in the office. Spurs’ lack of directness in their play for most part of the game meant his job was much easier.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 8/10
He had a strong evening as he was dominant against Aaron Lennon. He was a strong contributor in offense as well with Chelsea relying on width.
Nemanja Matic: 6.5/10
A routine day in the office for the big Serb. Had a solid evening against Mason and Bentaleb. He got booked as he took one for the team.
Cesc Fabregas: 6.5/10
He was not at his dominant best in terms of possession play and passing as he played deep and did the usual. He got robbed off the ball a couple of times but he had a good defensive game as well.
He was lively and excellent going forward. He offered great defensive support and held possession very well. He has been in form as he is now taking quite a few shots on goal.
He was on top form tonight as he did most of the playmaking for the Blues. He provided a cool assist for Drogba and linked well with Hazard, Willian and Hazard.
Eden Hazard: 9/10 MOTM
Hazard is the man of the match with an excellent performance. He bamboozled the Spurs defence with his superbly worked out goal and was a threat all throughout.
Didier Drogba: 8/10
He had a great assist in the game when he delivered a perfect one touch pass in a split second for Hazard’s goal. He scored when he got a reasonably easy chance to double Chelsea’s lead.
Kurt Zouma: 7/10
He was very composed and was more comfortable to deal with Kane and Soldado. His aggression and interceptions were notable as he brought more mobility into the game.
Loic Remy: 7/10
A no-nonsense finish when he came on for Didier Drogba. He made his point clear as Chelsea have three strikers who are all scoring goals.
John Obi Mikel: 6.5/10
He did his job well when he came on for Fabregas as Chelsea led 3-0.
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Edited By: Ankur Bhatt