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Chelsea vs. AFC Bournemouth, Player Ratings: Surprisingly, not the worst of the season

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1. THIBAUT COURTOIS - GK 6.4
Minutes played90
Touches37
Distribution15/25
Saves4
Thibaut Courtois marked his long-awaited return to the Chelsea starting lineup with a decent performance, though a terrible one from the team overall.  Surprisingly, these are only the third lowest ratings on average for the season, after the home loss to Liverpool and the loss to Everton away (both 3-1).

As it often happens in losses, the Chelsea goalkeeper wins the community ratings' Man of the Match, though, the young man certainly won't be wanting to remember his weak clearing attempt on the corner from which Bournemouth eventually scored.

Still, it's great to have the kid back.  Hopefully better results are on the way, too.

2. WILLIAN - AM 5.9
Minutes played90
Touches95
Passes64/81
Take-ons5/7
Tackles3
Fouls drawn2
Willian, as he's done for much of the season, out-sparkled Eden Hazard and the rest of our attackers.

Unfortunately, he did not manage to score, though his set piece delivery was once again on point.  But often, especially on corners, we didn't have anybody putting pressure on the goalkeeper or attacking the six-yard box.  We also rarely had runners in the box to take advantage of Willian's dribbles, crosses and overall enthusiastic performance.  But that's nothing new this season.

3. EDEN HAZARD - AM 5.7
Minutes played90
Touches77
Passes54/67
Shots2/2
Take-ons3/6
We were expecting greatness from Eden.  We always expect greatness from him, of course, but especially today, against the worst defense in the league, after his stellar day against Spurs and the individual performance evaluations and boosts from the manager, this was supposed to be Eden Hazard's party.

It wasn't.  He did okay, but by his usual standards, not great.  Better than most of his teammates, but, unfortunately, that's not saying much (though I think Ivanović's rating relative to the rest is hilariously harsh).

STARTERS:
Courtois (6.4), Baba (4.6), Cahill (5.0), Zouma (5.5), Ivanović (4.1), Matić (4.3), Fàbregas (3.0), Pedro (5.1), Hazard (5.7), Willian (5.9), Oscar (4.2)

SUBS:
Costa (4.3), Rémy (4.2), Traoré (4.2)

OVERALL:

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