HAZARD STARS IN CHELSEA’S VICTORY OVER BOURNEMOUTH. SEE HOW THE PLAYERS ARE RATED

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Chelsea had a comfortable evening against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, and the Blues easily took all three points against Eddie Howe’s men.

See how the players fared:

Courtois: Was a mere spectator for the first half, and made a wonderful save in the second half to deny Ibe. Didn’t really have much to do in the game. 6/10

Luiz: Had a comfortable evening at the back, and played the ball out of the back with relative ease. 7/10

Azpilicueta: Solid display in the right side of defence and didn’t hesitate to support the attack when needed. Made a superb block to deny Callum Wilson in the second half with 15 minutes to go. He was the captain in the absence of Cahill. 7.5/10

Rudiger: Rugged display from the German international and was solid at the back. 7.5/10

Zappacosta: Had an okay game but didn’t do enough to suggest that he can replace Victor Moses. 6/10

Alonso: Drove at Bournemouth’s defence when he had the opportunity, but didn’t have much to do at the back. 6.5/10

Bakayoko: Passed the ball well, pressed hard and had a good game in the middle of the park. 7.5/10

Fabregas: His passing was neat and simple and tried to control the tempo of the game at times. 7/10

Pedro: Was very lively especially in the first-half, and had some neat interchange with Morata and Hazard. 7.5/10

Hazard: Was definitely the best player on the pitch as he looked like his usual deadly self. Troubled Bournemouth’s defence anytime he had possession of the ball. 9/10

Morata: Didn’t have things his way at all times, showed his quality at times as well as some good link up plays with Hazard and Pedro. Later got quiet in the second-half and was taken off for Batshuayi in the last quarter of the game. 6.5/10

Subs

Drinkwater: Came on in the last quarter of the game as he made his Chelsea Premier League debut. Decent performance. 6/10

Batshuayi: Entered the game late on and held up play really well. 6/10

Willian: Came on late in the game and still had an impact. 6/10

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