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Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea, Player Ratings: Diego, Diego, Diego, Diego, Diego, Diego!

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1. DIEGO COSTA 9.3
Minutes played83
Touches33
Passes12*/16
Shots1*/2
Take-ons2/4
Fouls drawn2
Clearances3/3
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Probably.

2. EDEN HAZARD 8.5
Minutes played90+
Touches58
Passes27/38
Shots1*/3
Take-ons4/5
Fouls drawn4
Tackles2
Block+INT+RECs8
My initial feeling immediately after the match was that Hazard wasn't really up to his best in this one, but upon further review, I must say he was quite good, and on both sides of the ball, even.

Well-taken goal aside, he led the team in shots, take-ons, fouls drawn and was one of the leaders in terms of number of touches as well.  He also put up a few defensive stats, putting in a couple tackles and recovering the ball in deep midfield positions.  Perhaps this was a side effect of the flow of the game up until about the 60th minute, or perhaps it was Hazard putting in a great shift.

Your ratings come down firmly on the side of the latter explanation.

3. DAVID LUIZ 8.4
Minutes played90
Touches49
Passes26/34
Clearances6/7
Block+INT+RECs9
No mysteries here, at least as far as I'm concerned, with David Luiz once again putting in a strong shift at the heart of the three-man defense.  Sure, we got away with a couple big mistakes and Courtois had to come up big several times, but unlike most of his fellow defenders, David Luiz didn't make any glaring errors or giveaways.

Of course, if he does get sent off for that should-to-shoulder challenge with Aguero, we'd probably be looking at a very different scenario.  But he didn't and so we aren't.  Instead, it's David Luiz in third and hopefully that knee is alright after getting kung-fu kicked at the end of the game.

STARTERS:
Courtois (8.3), Cahill (6.3), David Luiz (8.4), Azpilicueta (8.0), Alonso (6.8), Fàbregas (7.6), Kanté (7.6), Moses (7.8), Hazard (8.5), Costa (9.3), Pedro (6.8)

SUBS:
Willian (8.0), Chalobah (7.2), Batshuayi (6.5)

OVERALL:

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