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Chelsea vs. Scunthorpe United, Player Ratings: All aboard the Ruben Loftus-Cheek hype train!

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Everyone jump upon the hype train; come on the hype train!

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1. RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK - AMC 7.9
Minutes played45
Shots1*/1
Now I've been happy lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun

Oh, I've been smiling lately
Dreaming about the youth as one
And I believe it could be
Some day it's going to come

'Cause out on the edge of darkness
There rides a hype train
Oh, hype train take this Chelsea
Come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun.

2. KURT ZOUMA - DC 7.7
Minutes played90
Despite Guus Hiddink's best effort to trot out all the usual fogeys and elder statesmen and cobwebbed crumbling curmudgeons, it was two of the youngest players to take part who lead the ratings.

The people have spoken!

Both contributed with their own special moments, RLC with the goal, Zouma with yet another blockbuster tackle, though this one, in all scary honesty, looked far more likely to cause a penalty and/or bodily harm than a clean play and a corner.  But all's well that ends well; and so we've got another play to add to the compendium of Zouma's greatest hits.

3. DIEGO COSTA - FC 7.5
Minutes played86
Shots1*/2
For now at least, Diego Costa has yet another goal to his name since his revival, giving him four in three matches.  This one may yet go down as an own goal, but for now, it's Costa's to claim via a deftest of deft touches.  The four goals under Hiddink now match the rest of his total under Mourinho this season.

Better late than never, I suppose.

STARTERS:
Begović (6.4), Azpilicueta (7.0), Cahill (6.4), Zouma (7.7), Ivanović (6.8), Fàbregas (7.3), Ramires (5.8), Pedro (6.2), Oscar (6.2), Willian (6.9), Costa (7.5)

SUBS:
Loftus-Cheek (7.9), Kenedy (7.0), Traoré (5.9)

OVERALL:  (Azpilicueta's rating is still missing for the Palace match; will fix next time, unless I forget again)

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