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Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool, Player Ratings: Hazard, Rüdiger, Kovačić lead the way

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Community player ratings from Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

1. EDEN HAZARD (8.7)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 71
Passes: 36/47
Shots: 2*/2
Take-ons: 1/3
Fouls drawn: 3
Tackles+INTs: 1+3

That’s six WAGNH Man of the Match awards for Chelsea’s favorite son, Eden Hazard, in just eight appearances. Decent. He probably could’ve gone for the perfect 10 in this one if he had managed to finish off both of his 1-v-1s. Don’t tell him, but he’s on pace for that mythical 40-goal mark.


Minutes: 90
Touches: 81
Passes: 68/71
Shots: 0/0
Tackles+INTs+Blocks: 1+1+1
Clearances: 3

After missing his first match of the season midweek, and overcoming a minor groin injury, Rüdiger was back to his usual imperious self, though he deserves this just for his excellent goal line clearance on Mo Salah’s effort.


Minutes: 80
Touches: 52
Passes: 39*/40
Shots: 1/2
Tackles: 3

Believe it or not, this is only the first time Kovačić made the top three all season. Incidentally, he barely beat out David Luiz, for whom it also would’ve been a first top three appearance. Nice to see both of them getting recognized for their expected and unexpected, respectively, excellence.

vs. LIVERPOOL (PL, H, D 1-1)


EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Hazard (8.7), Rüdiger (8.1)

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Kovačić (7.7), David Luiz (7.7), Arrizabalaga (7.6), Kanté (7.3), Jorginho (7.2)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Alonso (6.9), Azpilicueta (6.7), Willian (6.5), Giroud (6.3)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Morata (5.9, sub), Barkley (5.6, sub), Moses (5.6, sub)

BAD (4.0-4.9): —

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —