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Chelsea vs. Manchester City, Player Ratings: Fabregas and Hazard turn back the clocks to last season

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1. CESC FABREGAS - MC 8.6
Minutes played90
Touches132
Passes108/121
Shots1/2
Fouls drawn3
On May 18th of last year, Cesc Fabregas was sent off for pinging Chris Brunt in head with the ball.  Poor Chris Brunt, everyone's throwing things at him!  But the ball is no coin, and with Chelsea having already guaranteed the Premier League title, we could laugh it off as a bizarre, yet hilarious incident (and do the same for the equally bizarre 3-0 win for West Brom).

Fabregas's true reward for that perfect cross was the perfect 10 Man of the Match award in the WAGNH community ratings, just the second in our existence after Paulo Ferreira's farewell match.  Almost exactly 9 months later, Fabregas has finally won another Man of the Match from the community.  Took you a while, Cesc!

2. EDEN HAZARD - AM 8.2
Minutes played90
Touches92
Passes56**/70
Shots1*/3
In our last two FA Cup games, Eden Hazard has 2 goals and 3 assists.  Now he just needs to do this in Premier League and Champions League matches, too, and we can finally start moving on from this whole "rat-IA22ARD has had his head turned by Madrid/PSG" business.

Oh, and put him back on penalty kick-taking duties, too, please.

3. PEDRO - AM 8.1
Minutes played68
Touches51
Passes32/38
Shots1/3
It sure took a while, but it would appear that the "real" Pedro has finally arrived at Stamford Bridge.  You know, the one whose only fault at Barcelona was that he wasn't Messi or Neymar or Luis Suarez.

On a luckier day, he ends up with at least two goals.

With nearly all of our front five at or above 8.0 in this one (Costa fell just short at 7.8), was this our most impressive attacking display of the season?  Probably.

STARTERS:
Courtois (7.1), Baba (6.8), Ivanović (6.9), Cahill (7.6), Azpilicueta (6.8), Mikel (7.4), Fàbregas (8.6), Pedro (8.1), Willian (8.0), Hazard (8.2), Costa (7.8)

SUBS:
Traore (7.8), Oscar (5.9), Matic (6.0)

OVERALL:

2015-16 player ratings man city H fa cup