|1. THIBAUT COURTOIS - GK||8.5|
Queens Park Rangers must have missed the memo about shooting locations. Sorry, dudes, nothing from inside of 65 yards will do today! (They did get the memo, at least Charlie Austin did, about kicking him though, that's for sure.)
Much has been made recently of Courtois's relative lack of clean sheets -- here's one! -- but it's worth it to note that in half of his 10 Man of the Match performances, he gave up at least 1 goal as well, and Chelsea eked out draws. Basically, those results were, in a large part, thanks to the young man's brilliance.
Just like these three points.
|2. EDEN HAZARD - AML||7.4|
A somewhat subdued performance from Hazard as we resorted to hoofing the ball high and long to Drogba for much of the game, while QPR's industry stifled much of our creativity.
Yet, eventually, he still was able to make QPR pay for a slight defensive lapse, latching on to Rob Green's poor clearance, beating a handful of defenders, playing a 1-2 with Oscar, and finding Cesc Fabregas at the top of the box for the Lampard-esque run and finish. Eden has 4 goals and 2 assists in the last 6 games.
|3. JOHN TERRY - DC||7.1|
It's only fitting that the captain finds his way onto the podium in what was quite possibly our hardest-fought win of the season. (Though he barely beat out Oscar's substitutes appearance to do so.)
His celebration after the
Azpilicueta (6.8), Cahill (6.9), Ivanovic (6.4), Fabregas (6.8), Matic (6.5), Willian (6.4), Ramires (5.4), Drogba (5.4)
Oscar (7.0), Cuadrado (5.7), Zouma (6.0)