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Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield, Player Ratings: Hazard, Higuaín, Kanté lead five-star performance

Community player ratings from Chelsea’s most lopsided win of the season

Chelsea FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

1. EDEN HAZARD (9.3)

Minutes: 75
Touches: 86
Passes: 47/60
Shots: 3**/4
Take-ons: 12/14
Fouls drawn: 2

Chelsea can beat anyone and everyone, said Hazard, if we want.

In this one, he wanted, and he made everyone happy.

That’s more like it!


Minutes: 90
Touches: 63
Passes: 31/44
Shots: 2**/6
Take-ons: 0/5
Tackles+Blocks: 3+1
Aerial duels: 2

Higuaín scores a brace on his home debut, which sounds great. Alas, the last person to do that was Mario Stanić and there’s a reason he’s rarely talked about.

The point is, no one should carried away too much, though the signs are promising that the Eden and Gonzalo can work together for the betterment of all.

3. N’GOLO KANTÉ (8.6)

Minutes: 81
Touches: 94
Passes: 70**/77
Take-ons: 0/2
Tackles+INTs+Blocks: 7+1+2

The evolution of Kanté continues, now with 100 per cent more outside the boot visionary assists. If Hazard is the ultimate “If we want” player on the team, Kanté is the antithesis. There are no days off in N’Golo’s universe.


EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): Hazard (9.3), Higuaín (9.0)

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Kanté (8.6)

GOOD (7.0-7.9): David Luiz (7.6), Azpilicueta (7.5), Christensen (7.5), Barkley (7.4), Arrizabalaga (7.3), Jorginho (7.0)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Willian (6.9), Kovačić (6.6, sub), Alonso (6.5), Hudson-Odoi (6.3, sub), Loftus-Cheek (6.3, sub)

POOR (5.0-5.9): —

BAD (4.0-4.9): —

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


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