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Player Ratings: Eden Hazard's performance the only one worth a mention from Thursday night

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1. EDEN HAZARD - AML 8.7
Minutes played90
Touches69
Passes42/52
Shots1*/5
Take-ons3/6
Fouls drawn4
Back-to-back man of the match performances from the only player worth his wages on Thursday.  This is the eighth Man of the Match award on the season for Magic Eddie, and his third in six games.  He was also one fluffed Salah chance away from adding an assist to his goal and his shot that hit the post.

Hazard's clearly in great form; hopefully the rest of the lads can catch up to him before his form dips and put together some impressive Chelsea performances.

Well, we might as well cut it short here.  That COSTA (6.3) finished second and RAMIRES (5.5) third is almost immaterial at this point.  Though it is Ramires' first appearance in the top three all season.  Welcome back, Ramires!

OTHERS:
Courtois (4.9), Azpilicueta (5.5), Terry (4.7), Cahill (2.1), Ivanović (3.9), Matić (4.7), Fàbregas (5.5), Oscar (4.4), Willian (4.4)

SUBS:
Ramires (5.5), Salah (4.4)

TRIVIA:

  • Lowest team rating of the season (5.0), yes, though not nearly the lowest of Mourinho's second tenure.  Last season, no less than five times Chelsea were rated lower: Basel (H), Stoke (A), Man City (A) -- FA Cup, Crystal Palace (A) -- lowest at 4.51, and Sunderland (H).
  • Lowest rating for Nemanja Matić this season (4.7), though not nearly the lowest of his second go-around with Chelsea.  Last season, he was rated just 4.2 against Crystal Palace.
  • Gary Cahill's 2.1 is easily the lowest individual rating this season.  In the annals of Community Player Ratings, it is in fact a new record low, erasing Fernando Torres's name from the record books.  Sorry, Fernando!  Cahill remains one of only three returning players who are performing below last year's ratings (Schürrle, Salah the others).

OVERALL:

2014/15 Player Ratings - Spurs A