Player Ratings: Chelsea 1-0 Man City

ImageIn this clash of the Premier League titans, Chelsea go up against rivals Man City where Man City can go first with a win or Chelsea can go equal second with a win. Man City haven’t dropped any points this season at home in the premier league, and have scored an average of four goals per game. They scored absolutely annihilated Arsenal, Spurs, and Man Utd at home, so it was going to be a daunting task for Chelsea. Nonetheless we managed a wonderful win due to faultless tactics played from Mourinho. We made a sloppy start, with Man City unable to capatilize on this. Chelsea managed 18 attempts this match, to Man City’s 25 but Man City dominated possession 65% to 35%.

Petr Cech 8/10

Petr had a near flawless game though he made a sloppy start to this match. He made a couple of wonderful saves at the end of the game.

Branislav Ivanovic 9/10

Manchester City v Chelsea - Premier LeagueIvanovic is my man of the match in the game. He scored the only goal in this match, with a thunderbolt of a left foot strike. He was flawless in defence as well.

Gary Cahill 8/10

Gary had shaky start to this match, but as it progressed he got better and better. He made some quality interceptions and blocked a couple shots towards the end of the match. He hit the post of a great header from a corner.

John Terry 8/10

John has had a great season so far in the Premier League. Although in tonights game, I felt he was slightly outperformed by Gary Cahill. Nonetheless he stayed played well, but was often caught out due to his lack of pace.

Cesar Azpilicueta 8/10

Cesar did a great job of keeping Jesus Navas quiet throughout the game. He was rarely caught out of position but did not help out in attack though.

David Luiz 7.5/10

David had an average game considering he has played well in the double pivot the past month. He tracked David Silva well but did not really do well in attack.

Nemanja Matic 8/10


Matic played well in his first start in the Premier League. His defence was of a high level all match and his passing was good. He was very unlucky to hit the crossbar off a wonderful shot he took.

Ramires 7.5/10

Ramires had an average game on the right wing in this game. He was often sloppy in possession and his final touch was often too heavy. He made some good runs behind the City defence though.

Willian 7.5/10 (Subbed off 91st minute for Mikel)

I love Willian but this wasn’t his best performance. He was rather sloppy in possession and his final pass wasn’t the best. In general, Willian’s decision making was poor against Man City

Eden Hazard 8/10 (Subbed off in the 92nd minute for Ba)

Hazard had a good game again. He helped out defensively, drew fouls when Chelsea needed them, and he was gliding along the pitch without any trouble. He played a lovely pass through to Eto’o who cut it back to Ramires for an open goal, but Eto’o was called back for being offside.

Samuel Eto’o 8/10 (Subbed of 81st minute for Oscar)

Eto’o had a very good game against Man City. He caused havoc for the city defence and was unlucky to hit the cross bar even though it was an open goal.

Used Subs:

Oscar 8/10

Oscar did well after he was substituted on for Eto’o. In the 10 minutes he was on, Oscar nearly earned Nastasic a red card and altogether was a handful for the City defence.

John Obi Mikel N/A

Was only on for 2 minutes

Demba Ba N/A

Was only on for the last corner of the game.

  1. innocent says

    great allround perfomance!!

  2. K DHEERAJ says

    Yes IVA is man of the match and entire team performed very well.But for me its hazard who made a lot of difference in both sides he may have not scored or made assist but his dribbles and supreme control of ball has made city fear and restricted to attack and create defence awareness in their minds or else they would have brought entire team except their center halfs and GK to our half and pressed continously on us attacking wise, so surely it was eden who made the difference and i think he should be be given 9/10. As our king drogba said we have got 2 in 1 package messi(10+7)ronaldo = (17)HAZARD.

  3. Fik says

    Definethly Haz is z man of z match. All players performance was very good!

  4. Anonymous says

    I think the team did well,people have forgotten dat we do what others can do,we did it to baca,Munich,we try to do our best we can.CHELSEA FC!!!!!!! FOR LIFE

    1. Zane says

      just got to love this club!

  5. mikel david says

    nice played for the whole team

  6. Oshim Levi says

    This performance is a masterclass. It now clear Mourionho is a genius. Our boys were very disciplined on all department and played to the instruction of the coaching team. Credits goes to the coaching team and the players. Now the battle for the trophy has just started. Nobody can say where the trophy is going to rest till May.

  7. Anonymous says

    Chelsea till breath

  8. Anonymous says

    Fuck u bitch mcfc. . .chelsea won both in away nd home 😀

  9. Saimz Muiruri says

    There is only one Jose Mourinho!

  10. Anonymous says

    it was the best

  11. shuaib says

    from a technical point of view, i will give willian my man of the match, bcos he didnt allom man city to rest thereby denied them from playing their tiki taka pattern , he won a whole lot of possesion for us.

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  13. Wicky McOmollo says

    for me, Hazard n Cahill were the men of the match, although Ivanovic was also super bright.

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  15. Anonymous says

    Cech deserved a 9/10

  16. Anonymous says

    I gv kudos to all the Chelsea .the team, players, fans n all the well wishers e.g arsenal though dia support was based on condition. u r all great

  17. jimmy says

    oscar plays for just 13minutes and get an 8??
    But man…gary cahil was the best man on the pitch

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