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Chelsea vs. Leicester City, Player Ratings: Matic, Fabregas, Baba, Hazard lead the hopeful chorus

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1. NEMANJA MATIĆ - MC 7.5
Minutes played90
Touches74
Passes52/59
Take-ons3/3
Clearances3/3
Tackles4
Block+INT+RECs12
In an alternate universe, we're celebratinng our second successive Premier League title, built on the backs of irreplaceable standouts like Matic and Hazard and Fabregas.  As we all know for too well, that didn't quite pan about.

Instead we got a quarter of a season, at best, from Hazard, a decent second half from Cesc, and a whole lot of absolutely nothing from Matic himself.  Yet on tis day, the final day, the stars aligned and we caught a glimpse of things that could've been (minus the ridiculous and silly equalizer for Leicester).
2. CESC FÀBREGAS - MC 7.2
Minutes played90
Touches104
Passes76/92
Shots3*/4
Take-ons3/6
Tackles6
As mentioned above, in breaking with tradition, Fàbregas had a better second half of the season, than first.   Which is surprising, given the narrative that had developed around him over the last few years.

The well-taken penalty and goal was a nice end of season treat for the neckbearded one, who just barely eged out both Baba Rahman and Eden Hazard on the podium.

3. BABA RAHMAN - DL 7.2
Minutes played90
Touches86
Passes56/70
Take-ons3/3
Tackles9
Clearances2/4
Block+INT+RECs15
When Chelsea spent a non-trivial sum of money on this young left back, perhaps these were the sorts of performances we were envisioning as a minimum return on our investment.  Plenty of tackles, plenty of touches on the ball, plenty of runs forward, plenty of runs back (whether in correct position or not is another matter).  Plenty of involvement at both ends of the pitch.

Outside of maybe the first leg against PSG, this is best we've seen of Baba.  That what we expecting as the minimum turned out to be the best just about sums up Baba's first season in England, but maybe there's hope for the future.  Certainly, none of our full backs covered themselves in particular glory this season; if Baba can step it up, he could lock that left flank down for the next decade.

STARTERS:
Courtois (6.3), Baba (7.2), Ivanović (6.2), Cahill (6.4), Azpilicueta (6.8), Matić (7.5), Fàbregas (7.2), Hazard (7.2), Willian (5.5), Pedro (6.2), Traoré (6.0)

SUBS:
Loftus-Cheek (6.0), Abraham (6.6), Tomori (6.6)

OVERALL:

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