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Chelsea 1-1 Wolves, Player Ratings: Hazard farewell tour hits 15th Man of the Match show

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Community player ratings from Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge

1. EDEN HAZARD (7.5)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 109
Passing: 63/74
Shots: 1*/1
Take-ons: 5/9
Fouls drawn: 5
Tackles+INTs: 3+1

Other than the weeks immediately following the unpunished Ashley Young scissor tackle that kept him out for three games, Eden Hazard has not gone more than three starts without a Man of the Match performance this season. That one longer drought was of five starts: from the middle of October (and the 2-2 draw against Manchester United) to the middle of December (and the 2-0 win over Manchester City). Otherwise, it’s been Man of the Match performance after Man of the Match performance, now at 15 total. That’s as many as Kepa (8), Kanté (3), Willian (2), and Pedro (2) combined. That some of those players were able to step up over the last few games as Hazard took the brief three-start break is heartening for our potentially (probably?) Eden-less future, but otherwise we remain wholly dependent on him in most situations.

2. N’GOLO KANTÉ (6.7)

Minutes: 90
Touches: 80
Passing: 56/63
Tackles+INTs+Blocks: 3+1+3

Fortunately, we’ve still got N’Golo! He may only have 3 Man of the Match vote wins, but he’s featured in the top three more times than any other player.

3. RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK (6.7, sub)

Minutes: 35
Touches: 41
Passing: 21/25
Shots: 1/2
Take-ons: 4/5
Fouls drawn: 1

Loftus-Cheek’s super sub string steadily soldiers on. Maybe he’ll finally get to start one on Thursday?


vs. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (PL, H, D 1-1)

EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+):

EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —

GOOD (7.0-7.9): Hazard (7.5)

AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Kanté (6.7), Loftus-Cheek (6.7, sub), Willian (6.2, sub), Rüdiger (6.0), Arrizabalaga (6.0)

POOR (5.0-5.9): Azpilicueta (5.9), Emerson (5.8), Hudson-Odoi (5.8, sub), Pedro (5.6), David Luiz (5.6), Jorginho (5.5)

BAD (4.0-4.9): Higuaín (4.8), Kovačić (4.6)

TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —


OVERALL