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Player Ratings: Man of the Match Cesc Fabregas proves to be a true game-changer

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Head up, Cesc, you just won Man of the Match!
Head up, Cesc, you just won Man of the Match!
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1. CESC FÀBREGAS - MC 10
Minutes played29
Touches41
Passes29/35
Chris Brunt heads hit1/1
Cesc Fàbregas may have delivered many accurate and sensational passes in his first season at Chelsea (including the 18 assists with which he finishes the year), but arguably none of them were as perfect as the one that landed squarely on Chris Brunt's head.  Then again, maybe he was aiming for the referee.  Still, a perfect 10.

If you're making a season review video and you don't include this cross, you should not be allowed anywhere near video editing equipment again.

2. RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK - MC 7.3
Minutes played71
Touches85
Passes71/78
Outside of Fàbregas's truly game-changing performance, perhaps the only reason to ever watch this game again is to appreciate (or criticise, unfairly) the 19-year-old's game.

3. NEMANJA MATIĆ - MC 6.8
Minutes played90
Touches117
Passes99/107
For my money, one of the best games ever seen from Matić in a Chelsea shirt.  Alongside RLC, for large stretches of the game, he seemed to be the only one actually trying.  He tried to be our attack and defense single-handedly, though with predictably futile results against an organized Pulisian side.

That being said, how in the seven hells do you manage to hit the goalkeeper from 2 yards out with the rest of the goal gaping?

OTHERS:
Courtois (5.7), Filipe Luís (5.9), Terry (5.4), Cahill (5.6), Ivanović (5.7), Hazard (6.8), Rémy (6.0), Costa (5.7)

SUBS:
Cuadrado (4.8), Aké (6.4), Brown (6.4)

OVERALL:

2014-15 Player Ratings - WBA A