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Player Ratings: Man of the Match Kurt Zouma is the truth

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1. KURT ZOUMA - DC 8.4
Minutes played90
Touches42
Passes25/35
Tackles3/3
Perhaps with not as much fanfare as he might be due, Kurt Zouma has started five of Chelsea's last seven games.  And while he was on the negative end of four goals given up to Bradford City, in three of the other four games he helped pitch a shutout, and in the fourth, he was voted Man of the Match despite David Silva ruining the clean sheet.  Not too shabby for a 20-year-old playing for a coach who supposedly hates nothing more than playing young players.

Zouma has come on in leaps and bounds over the past few weeks and months.  Just a few days after shutting down Raheem Sterling, he kept Sergio Agüero mostly quiet as well.  He's still a bit shaky on judging high lofted balls, but his strength, his speed, and his well-timed aggression make a perfect complement to John Terry at the moment.

2. EDEN HAZARD - AML 7.9
Minutes played90
Touches56
Passes32*/39
Take-ons3/6
Fouls drawn3
An average performance from Hazard.  Of course, what's average for Hazard is excellent for most others.

Here's Jake with the deets:

3. NEMANJA MATIĆ - MC 7.6
Minutes played90
Touches81
Passes43/55
Take-ons4/5
Tackles8/10
Clearances4/5
Blocks+INTs3
When he re-signed with Chelsea last January, it was a game against Manchester City that proved to be Matić's "Hello World" party.  On Saturday, he didn't have Yaya Touré to contend with, but he was impressive nonetheless.

Chelsea have lost three games all season.  Matić has played in all but three of Chelsea's games this season.  It's not a coincidence that two of the three that he's missed account for two of the three Chelsea losses.  The third is the Spurs game and that's just a glitch in the fabric of the universe, like throwing the ball from the 1-yard line on 2nd and goal with BEASTMODE at your back.

OTHERS:
Courtois (6.4), Azpilicueta (6.2), Terry (7.2), Ivanović (6.2), Ramires (7.1), Oscar (6.4), Willian (7.3), Rémy (7.5)

SUBS:
Drogba (6.3), Cahill (5.7), Loftus-Cheek (6.6)

OVERALL:

2014/15 Player Ratings - Man City H