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Liverpool vs. Chelsea, Player Ratings: Eden Hazard head and shoulders above the rest

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1. EDEN HAZARD - AM 9.4
Minutes played90
Touches88
Passes61/66
Shots3*/3
Take-ons7/12
Fouls drawn6
Tackles4
Block+REC+INTs10
What more can you say?
What more can he do?
I know this much is true, he gave his all to you.

What more can I say?
You've heard it all.

Guru, play the beat.

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2. PEDRO - AMR, AML 6.8
Minutes played89
Touches61
Passes39/41
Shots2/3
Take-ons3/5
Tackles7
Block+REC+INTs10
Pedro doesn't alway give off the expected vibe of excellence that we'd normally associate with Barcelona, but at least his effort is normally beyond reproach (though he's been very much affected by the general malaise that's spreading throughout the squad this year).

Beyond Hazard, nobody stood out.

In fact, let's just marvel at that glorious pass from Hazard to Pedro that the latter failed to convert in a goal 1-v-1.

3. BABA RAHMAN - DL 6.7
Minutes played90
Touches63
Passes39/49
Tackles2
Block+INT+RECs13
Baba barely inches out Cesc Fàbregas and Bertrand Traore for this spot, but given his trio of Ashley Cole-esque crucial blocks and goal-line clearances (and having to play next to Mikel), he, of all the headless chickens running around in Chelsea defenses, deserves it the most, at this time.

It's his fourth time on the player ratings podium, though it sure feels like it's the first ever.

STARTERS:
Begović (5.2), Baba (6.7), Mikel (6.0), Cahill (6.4), Azpilicueta (6.6), Matić (6.5), Fàbregas (6.7), Hazard (9.4), Pedro (6.8), Willian (5.7), Traoré (6.7)

SUBS:
Kenedy (6.2), Abraham (6.5), Loftus-Cheek (5.1)

OVERALL (RLC's rating is missing; will fix):

2015-16 player ratings liverpool A