|1. EDEN HAZARD - AM||9.1|
Early on, the story of our season was the impact of the new (or like-new) signings. The first 4 Man of the Match awards were won by Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, and Thibaut Courtois. But since then, 6 of the last 8 have gone to either Eden Hazard or Oscar, two (still very young) players who have been around for a few years now and will hopefully be around for a long time to come as well. Two of the New Guard, if you will. (The other two awards went to Nemanja Matic and Cesar Azpilicueta, who should be part of any sort of "New Guard" going forward as well.)
With key games away at Old Trafford and away at Anfield coming up in the near future, we'll need Hazard to show no mercy against weak-links such as Rafael and Glen Johnson. No showboating or over-playing allowed!
|2. JOHN TERRY - DC||8.4|
The only way I can explain what happened to Terry in this one (assuming no time machine to turn back his biological clock to a decade ago) is that it was actually David Luiz disguised as John Terry playing next to Kurt Zouma. As to who was playing for PSG at the same time? Well, I could tell ya, but then my mean-looking friend over here would have to pay you a visit. And you don't want my mean-looking friend to show up at your door, trust me.
So, a goal after a sprint up the full length of the pitch -- he even outran the linesman to save him the trouble of having to raise his offside flag -- and a lovely assist on the opening goal: well deserving of JT's first podium finish of the season in the community player ratings.
|3. WILLIAN - AM||8.4|
Mourinho has recently called on Willian to be more of an attacking threat.
Except for some bad luck (Azpilicueta's early red card on the weekend, and the crossbar on Tuesday), Willian might have a little bit of this and a little bit of that to show already.
Čech (7.9), Filipe Luis (8.1), Zouma (7.7), Ivanović (7.8), Matić (7.9), Fàbregas (7.8), Oscar (8.0), Rémy (7.8)
Drogba (7.1), Aké (7.7), Solanke (6.9)