Belgium player ratings v Russia: Chelsea winger stars once again

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard's assist helped Belgium pick up all three points in a tough 1-0 win against Russia at the World Cup.

Thibaut Courtois 6 - Wasn’t tested enough for the chances Russia had but made smart saves when required.

Toby Alderweireld 6 - Didn’t have the best of games and was very lucky to have not conceded a penalty.

Daniel Van Buyten 6 - The 36-year-old looked a little slow at times and didn’t add anything special to the game, but he kept a good clean sheet.

Vincent Kompany 7 - Strong as always. Captained the side fantastically and put in some brilliant challenges.

Thomas Vermaelen N/A - Unlucky to get injured and was substituted after 35 minutes.

Marouane Fellaini 6 - Didn’t have quite the same impact on this game as he did on the first. Seemed to peter out in the second half - much like the match.

Axel Witsel 6 - Started brilliantly, but much like Fellaini didn’t add anything to the game as it went on.

Dries Mertens 7 - Was brilliant on the right wing, skipping past defenders but just couldn’t add the finishing touch.

Kevin De Bruyne 6 - Did bring a spark to the midfield but always seemed to try to take on one too many players and lose it.

Eden Hazard 7 - For long periods didn’t get on the ball enough, but showed how brilliant he is when he did. A great assist for Divock Origi’s goal.

Romelu Lukaku 5 - Had a nightmare match again and will be very disheartened with his World Cup campaign so far.


Jan Vertonghen 6 - Did a steady job at the back after coming in for Vermaelen.

Divock Origi 7 - Added that extra something upfront and grabbed the all-important goal to give Belgium the three points.

Kevin Mirallas 6 - Played a key role in Belgium’s late fight, was unlucky with a free-kick that hit the post.

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