Player Ratings: Chelsea 0-0 West Ham

ImageChelsea could of gone first in the Premier League by the end of this round, due to Arsenal’s draw yesterday. Unfortunately we were unable to capitalize on this as we drew to a West Ham side considered to be strugglers in the Premier League. Overall, our performance was lacklustre to say the least, and our lack of a killer instinct really didn’t help our cause. We had 72% possession, 38 goal attempts to West Ham’s 1 and we had 13 corners. In defence, we were fairly sound, considering West Ham only had one decent chance all match. Nonetheless, here is, in my opinion, each Chelsea player’s match rating for the game.

Petr Cech- 6.5/10

An average match by Cech, though in all fairness he wasn’t tested all that often. He made a good save in the first half off a headed free kick.

Branislav Ivanovic- 6.5/10

He offered basically nothing in attack but his defence was ok.

John Terry- 6.5/10

A solid performance, but again we wasn’t tested defensively. As Chelsea pressed so far up the pitch, his passing didn’t come into play

Cesar ‘Dave’ Azpilicueta-7/10 (Subbed off 62th minute for Lampard)

Our best defender, ‘Dave’ had a decent game but he at least helped our cause in attack. He made some attacking runs, opening space up for Hazard to run.

John Obi Mikel- 5.5/10 (Subbed off 62th minute for Matic)

Mikel basically did not help the team at all today. His slow tempo and passing meant that Chelsea couldn’t start the attacks fast enough, allowing our opposition more time to prepare. He wasn’t needed defensively either, as shown in the stats I mentioned earlier.


One of our better performers in this match Ramires gave yet another energetic performance. He was often sloppy in attack though with the finish on either an advanced pass or a shot. Had to play right defender though, when Lampard was subbed on. I think Ramires was our Player of the Match.

Eden Hazard- 7.5/10

Eden was clearly not at his brilliant best in this match, and it showed in our attack as a whole. He still had his twinkle toes causing havoc, but when West Ham started to double-team him, space was hard to find.

Oscar- 7.5/10 (subbed off for Ba in the 79th minute)

Oscar did not do much wrong in this match. He did not have luck on his side, as his final pass or dribble was somehow cut out. Oscar often found himself searching for the ball far deeper then what he is should be, more so when Mikel was on. This lead to him being tired later in the match and was subbed off in the 79th minute.


This performance was far below his usual standards. He seemed to be off the pace of the game and did not create anything in attack. I felt that this was due to fatigue as his intensity started to drop as the match went on.

Samuel Eto’o- 7/10

Eto’o had another quite match against West Ham. He often drifted our to the wing and left us without a target man in the middle of the box. He was disallowed  a cheeky goal though, in all fairness the West Ham keeper had not touched the ball yet, so he couldn’t score like he did.

Used Subs:

Frank Lampard- 7.5/10

Frank was on the pitch for half an hour or so, but he did make an impact on the game. He did not defend at all, but super Frank added a little bit extra in attack. He had quite a few shots on goal, but his shots were often blocked or the keeper saved them.

Nemanja Matic- 6.5/10

Matic added more speed to our play upon his substitution. His forward passing and willingness to take shots meant his, was a positive substitution. He did not play as well today as he did on the weekend though and he couldn’t change the end result of the match.

Demba Ba-6/10

Demba was thrown on in the last 10 minutes of the match, to help try and alter the match. As he was subbed on though, West Ham through on another defender so he couldn’t have as much of an affect on the game as he would of liked. He got barely any touches on the ball anyways and played poorly.

  1. akinwumi steven says

    Your ratings is nothing but complete thrash!How on earth could u said that mikel slowed the game when he combined effectively with Rami in the midfield and for ur information Lampard and Matic did nothing to help the team when they came on apart from missing begging chances! Go home and watch the match again!

    1. Dilpreet (@Dilpreet09) says

      Mikel was the reason chelsea lost. Say whatever you want to me but Chelsea fans give him to much credit, all he does is pass back and slow the game down. Our defenders have to get the ball to out attackers when the pivot players are suppose to pick out those passes.

      1. Anonymous says

        You are one of those who gives Mikel no credit. We dint need Mikel defensively in this game.. and he couldnt help out much in attack. So yes he dint have a good game. But then so dint Ivanovic. Their ratings should have been the same. But as usual Mikel is made the scapegoat.

      2. Zyte says

        @ a shame that a team couldnt win bcos of one player,dont u tink that team is really a bad one.mikel had 2 shots 1 on target & 1 off target,how many shots on target did rami & matic have.ur problem is just hatred.

  2. Balow says

    Your rating is compeletly wrong, Ramy has a bad game,mikel was better than him.

  3. Anonymous says

    i wonder hw n where u watch d match mikel played a gud game, ramirez was even sloppy n gives away the possessions easily as what we’ve known him for this season, matic did nt hav a gud day yestaday n mr lampard did nt just played wit his head al he was after is d goal which is what we needed though but he is just too hasty, u even rated ramy ahead of hazard pls watch our matches wel, and stop being sentimental n bais in ur ratings admin

  4. Neri Abayomi says

    Rubbish Rating.

    Rated Lampard 7.5/10 when u said he didn’t impact the game. He missed a sitter.
    U v an agenda against Mikel.

    We had a taste of what we do best against Barcelona.

    1. Dilpreet (@Dilpreet09) says

      atleast when he came on we created chances, mikel just stood there and waited to give the ball back to JT or cahill

  5. Zyte says

    d writer is biase & a learner too.i rate matic & rami very low in this match.matic was clueles wit overambitious shooting.rami,yes burstd up & down,but was so wastful & sloopy in posesion.d defenders,mikel.oscar,hazard,had good these biase writers should be reviewd.

  6. Anonymous says

    this is nothing but a fallacy, how wonder if the writer saw the match at all, this is not a fair player rating

  7. Pejuseyi says

    Your rating is inaccurate, lopsided and not a true reflection of the match. Which match did you watch that showed Hazard having an average game or whatever u call it? Certainly not d Westham game, pls try watching d match all over again then u’ll see how wrong u are.

  8. Anonymous says

    Total trash

  9. Balow says

    Laughable !

  10. adam says

    Why mou puts Mikel in midfield. This guy cannot move the ball quickly. 73% possession of ball with back pass, we didn’t do anything. This was so boring in first half. When mou will understand that Mikel is not a player.

    1. Dilpreet (@Dilpreet09) says

      Totally agree with you, he should have been sold to Galatasaray in the summer.

  11. Anonymous says

    who wrote this

  12. Arabiy says

    You said “Mikel did not help the team at all” and your “Man of the match was Ramires” ………….this will help us know how limited your football knowledge is

  13. adam says

    John Obi Mikel- 5.5/10: BIG thank you! Mikel, like mata has not pace, slow down the game and makes only “back pass”. How in world can you give the “Heart” of the team to a guy who doesn’t know how to play football? Mikel plays the role of MAKELELE, but mikel is not makelele, that is why we bought Matic. We also have David Luiz who can play this role perfectly but no, Mou has to be stupid to play Mikel. This player is not and has never been good when we play against DEFENSIVE TEAM. Too slow, let say the most slow defensive midfielder of the league. Even Tiote of Newcastle is better. I suspect that he will not play for long time, trust me because I am not sure Mou will make this mistake again!

  14. Anonymous says

    U are totally wrong,Hazard played really well.rather than praising west ham 4 their defensive work u are blaming the players.

    1. kes says

      Don’t mind them, Westham perfected what we did in Allianz Arena 2012!

  15. kes says

    @Adam, if Mikel is not a player as you say, please tell us what he is. This writer is nothing but a BULL f**king SH*T! I’ve come to realize that whenever Mou doesn’t include Mikel most writers and shitty commentors on this blog applaud him, but whenever he does include him they cry and whine like a dog! All you MIKEL haters should do yourself this good favour: GO AND TAKE A SWIM IN A DAM!!! LOSERS!!!

  16. Balow says

    Adam is stupid………

  17. Zyte says

    @ adam did mikel steal anytin from surprisd at the way u hate dis guy.i believ peopl hav their opinion,but dis kind of hatred goes beyond footbal.mehn dis hatred is murderous.criticiz & dont hate anyone pleas.

  18. Akinwumi Steven says

    All those who are critisizing Mikel doesn’t know anything about football at all.They’re nothing but kids and the stupid admin who did the ratings sucks like hell!

  19. Victor atiye, Nigeria says

    Dis ratin z very funny.ramirez ws 1 of d bad players on d 9ite.mikel 2 slow bt stil a gud playa 4d team.hazard,wilian,eto workd rily hard 2 gt a goal.oscar a gud player bt jux 2 selfish.i wl neva play oscar regularly wt dis selfish attitude ahead of mo open minded midfilders lik mata,macheran,piazon,etc.mourinho suld stop sayin nonsense tins abt our title hopes n talkin posive of mancity al d tym.y z he afraid of dem.

  20. Shiloh says

    Hey where on earth did you get these ratings from? must tell you they inaccurate.

  21. olalekan says

    i wont say much .. i will just ask adam to check goal .com player rating …i think that will help him,,adam you know nothing about player rating and i dont think you really watch that match coz everything you said on that rating was wrong

  22. Balow says

    Wrong Adam!

  23. Zyte says

    @ dipriit d 39 shots was created by matic,lamp & rami.i tink u should learn 2 free ur mind from hatred & prejudice.ur comment about mikel were found on hatred & prejudice.

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