It was a scary Saturday fixture against Swansea City as the Blues laboured to get all three points at Stamford Bridge. It was quite a difficult game and Fernando Llorente gave Chelsea something to think about when he headed the ball in our goal, late in stoppage time in the first-half.
See how the players fared:
Courtois: Barely had anything to do in the game, and could barely do anything to prevent Llorente’s powerful header which was the only threat from Swansea. 6/10
Cahill: Didn’t do anything wrong in the game, but would take a share of the blame for Llorente’s goal, as he didn’t organise his backline well. 6.5/10
Luiz: Was barely threatened at the back, and he helped push the ball forward at times. 7/10
Azpilicueta: Solid as always; was very reliable at the back. 7/10
Kante: Will be accused of misplacing the ball a couple of times with some poor passes, but he made up for it with his tremendous work rate, tackling and interceptions. 7.5/10
Fabregas: Started his sixth league game of the season, and scored the first goal and assisted the second. His passing was commendable, and played a huge role in today’s victory. 8/10
Moses: The only mistake he made was let go of Llorente for Swansea’s goal, but gave a good account of himself other than that. 6.5/10
Alonso: Did his bit on the left flank; protected the left flank from any possible threat and went forward at will, as Chelsea looked for a winning goal in the latter stages of the second-half. 7/10
Hazard: Was involved in the buildup to Fabregas’ goal, and his assist for Costa’s goal was pure class. 7.5/10
Pedro: Didn’t do too much, but had some key moments in the game. Was involved in the first goal and also scored an all important second goal for Chelsea. 7.5/10
Costa: He loves to score against Swansea, and he did just that today. His goal helped cement Chelsea’s win, and he was also instrumental in the first goal. 7.5/10
Matic: Was brought in for Pedro with 14 minutes left, to help shore the middle. 6/10
Zouma: Replaced Moses with just 5 minutes left of the game.
Willian: Replaced Hazard with just 5 minutes left of the game.