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Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United, Player Ratings: Kanté and Hazard dominate again

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1. N'GOLO KANTÉ 9.2
Minutes played90
Touches90
Passes59/70
Shots1*/2
Succ. take-ons3
Tackles4
Last week, against West Ham, it was Hazard on top and Kanté a close second.

This week, against Manchester United in the FA Cup, it's Kanté on top and Hazard a close second.

What more can we ask for than the two best players on the team playing this well?

2. EDEN HAZARD 8.8
Minutes played90
Touches98
Passes71/72
Shots1/3
Succ. take-ons6
Fouls drawn6
Mourinho's hack-a-Hazard strategy not only did not work, it backfired spectacularly both in terms of drawing out some of Eden's best (check out that passing %) that can often elusively remain hidden and unused just below the surface and getting Ander Herrera sent off.  Few at United seem to have taken to Mourinho with as much gusto as Ander, so that was a particularly pleasing moment of schadenfreude.

For Hazard himself, this was the third match running in which he got at least a 7.9.  Hopefully the upcoming international break (after the weekend) doesn't derail this tremendous form that he's in.

3. THIBAUT COURTOIS 8.1
Minutes played90
Touches34
Passes26/27
Saves1
In seasons past, this fixture tended to bring the best out in the two opposing goalkeepers, but Courtois, unlike De Gea, was an innocent bystander for most of the proceedings on Monday.

Courtois did get called into action after both David Luiz and Gary Cahill made questionable plays to allow a golden chance for Marcus Rashford to equalize.

Fortunately, Courtois was up to the task.

STARTERS:
Courtois (8.1), Cahill (6.8), David Luiz (6.9), Azpilicueta (7.5), Alonso (7.0), Matić (7.0), Kanté (9.2), Moses (7.3), Hazard (8.8), Costa (6.6), Willian (7.3)

SUBS:
Fàbregas (6.7), Zouma (6.7), Batshuayi (6.5)

OVERALL:

2016-17 player ratings - man utd fa cup