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Chelsea vs. West Ham United, Player Ratings: Cesc Fàbregas still cares

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1. CESC FÀBREGAS - MC 8.3
Minutes played90
Touches98
Passes63/86
Shots2**/5
Tackles3
Block+INT+RECs10
Judging by the ratings, confidence and mood are at an all-time low.  Which is unfortunate, though hardly surprising given the season we've had and the now four-match winless streak.

Having said that, I didn't think Chelsea were particularly terrible in this game, certainly not when compared with some of the season's worst efforts, like the multiple Everton losses, just to mention a more recent example.

Meanwhile, Cesc Fàbregas's second half of the season resurgence continues mostly unabated.  And he pulled off a David Luiz, too, so that's cool.

2. RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK - AM 6.9
Minutes played8
Touches7
Passes2*/4
Shots0/1
When Ramires was sold in January, we had wondered who might replace some of his vital contributions to the Chelsea cause.  While we're still looking for the proverbial Energizer bunny in the engine room, we may have found a strong candidate for winning dubious, last-minute penalty kicks.  RLC went a bit old-school with the trip your own feet technique, but there's no need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to certain things.

It was a fitting second equalizer for a game that featured a most weird collection of goals, including a wonderstrike, some free kick shenanigans, and Andy "I don't always play but when I do, I prefer to play against Chelsea because somehow they are unable to handle me, like at all" Carroll scoring yet again.

3. WILLIAN - AM 6.4
Minutes played90
Touches64
Passes42*/54
Shots0/2
Take-ons2/4
Willian has looked an exhausted player for several weeks now, and this performance was yet another one where he often cut an exasperated (out of possession) or indecisive (in possession) figure.

That's not to say that he was bad, and saddled with the inconsistent Kenedy, the incongruent Pedro, the ineffective Rémy, and the invisible Oscar, Willian's effort was anything but inadequate.

STARTERS:
Courtois (4.6), Azpilicueta (5.7), Terry (5.7), Cahill (5.0), Ivanović (5.0), Fàbregas (8.3), Mikel (5.4), Kenedy (6.3), Oscar (4.0), Willian (6.4), Rémy (4.7)

SUBS:
Pedro (6.1), Traoré (6.1), Loftus-Cheek (6.9)

OVERALL:

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