Hull City vs Chelsea: Player Ratings
Chelsea are now 6 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand. Their last fixture was against Hull City and ended 2-3 in the Blues’ favor, but it was a tough game for the men in blue and also a disappointing one as they gave away 2-0 lead. Overall, it was a collective performance after Hull had equalized.
So here are the ratings of Chelsea players from last night’s game:
Thibaut Courtois – 7.5/10
Made more than 5 crucial saves but made a terrible mistake which lead to Hull City’s equalizer. Overall it was an amazing performance by the Belgian shot stopper but one mistake turned out to be a disaster.
Branislav Ivanovic – 6.8/10
Bane’s form has been fluctuating since the start of the season and yesterday; his performance was not very impressive, to say the least. He was noticeable both in attack and defense but could not reach the right place at the right time deeming him ineffective on both fronts.
John Terry – 7.0/10
Chelsea’s back four was very well organized in the 2nd half, especially after Hull’s second goal and all thanks to captain John Terry’s far-flung experience and organizational skills. He was very impressive in the air also made some brave blocks. His tackles were perfectly timed as well.
Gary Cahill – 7.2/10
Cahill was impressive too as he made some important clearances, blocked a few shots and was excellent in dealing with corners and set pieces. However, he did attempt a tackle outside the box conceding a dangerous Hull City free kick in the process.
Filipe Luis – 7.0/10
The Brazilian showed great enthusiasm and energy as he was all over the pitch. His crosses were inch perfect, and passing was very accurate as well. The most eye-catching move was his beautiful lofted ball to Fabregas, which almost resulted in a goal. He was also good defensively but was unable to multitask and handle the pressure of Hull’s counter attacks when Chelsea were pushing for the winning goal.
Nemanja Matic – 6.7/10
Didn’t rule the midfield like always but was good in the passing department. Overall, it was a below par performance by Matic’s own high standards.
Ramires – 6.8/10
Ramires was very energetic and industrious and also accurate while passing. He made some good tackles and earned some spot kicks but with no end product.
Willian – 6.5/10
Ordinary dribbling, decent passing, poor crossing, satisfactory link up play summed up the Brazilian’s night. Although he was involved in most of the build-up play, his performance overall was not impressive. Such a performance might prompt Jose to replace him with Cuadrado in the coming matches.
Cesc Fabregas – 7.0/10
After a few weeks into the bad patch, Fabregas finally gave a good performance last night. His passes were good and productive as well. Defensively, he was quite sound but missed a golden chance to score a goal in the first half.
Eden Hazard – 8.5/10
The Belgian maestro scored a splendid goal within 90 seconds and successfully maintained the level of his performance throughout the 90 minutes. His dribbling was mesmerizing, and he was involved in almost each and every build-up play. Defensively, he was very sound and contributed when needed. Overall, it was another amazing performance or what we like to call a “trademark Eden Hazard performance.”
Diego Costa – 8.5/10
Costa was at his very best, and his goal was a pure masterclass. He didn’t give a moment of peace to the Hull City defenders. But in the end, he was taken off due to a hamstring problem.
Oscar – 6.0/10
Came on in the 61st minute but was very poor and failed to impress.
Loic Remy – 7.0/10
A typical ‘Jose Mourinho’ substitution, Remy came on in the 75th minute, and his very first touch on the ball led to a goal which turned out to be the difference between the two sides.
Kurt Zouma – NA
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Edited By: Vikram Vadiganeni