|1. EDEN HAZARD - AML||9.3|
Another game, another Eden Hazard man of the match performance. His 12th of the season, and third in the last four matches.
At the business end of the season, when things matter the most, Eden Hazard is not only bringing his best, he's bringing his best consistently. It's an important distinction to make when surrounded by the likes of Oscar or Fabregas, and it's the distinction that makes Hazard the shoo-in candidate for Premier League player of the year.
(Of course, we're not the ones voting for that, so there's no guarantee that common sense will prevail.)
|2. CÉSAR AZPILICUETA - DL||8.2|
Mourinho called Azpilicueta the "best player on the pitch." Juan Mata probably did, too.
The two men who'd regularly spar on the table tennis court (do they call it a court?) at Cobham in days of yore, matched wits in a heated battle down the left flank of the Chelsea defense, with Azpilicueta the clear winner. No love lost there!
I'm kidding of course. Mata has lots of love for the Chelsea players (and fans), as evidenced by all his post-match hugs.
|3. JOHN TERRY - DC||8.1|
Just like in the previous weekend's 1-0 win, the captain finds his way onto the bottom rung of the podium. Captain, leader, soon-to-be Premier League champion again.
So with another 1-0, it's back-to-back clean sheets, back-to-back one-nils, fourth straight one-goal win for Chelsea. The defense may have struggled on set pieces for a while there, most notably against PSG, but they seemed to have steadied the ship. The fact that this foursome has started over 20 league games probably has something to do with it. (Sorry, Filipe!)
Courtois (7.8), Cahill (8.0), Ivanović (7.3), Matić (7.9), Zouma (7.8), Fàbregas (7.6), Oscar (7.8), Drogba (7.4)
Ramires (6.8), Mikel (6.3), Willian (6.3)