Chelsea player ratings v Maribor: Hazard impressive despite penalty miss, while Schurrle struggles

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at Maribor in Wednesday night's Champions League Group G clash, as Eden Hazard missed a late penalty after Nemanja Matic had equalised on 73 minutes.

Petr Cech 6/10 – Had no chance with the goal, and was otherwise solid on a somewhat busier night than anticipated.

Branislav Ivanovic 6/10 – A bit quieter than usual getting forward, but put in a faultless defensive shift, even switching over to the left side when the team went with a back three in the second-half.

Kurt Zouma 6/10 – Made a very impressive clearance off the line early on, but undid his good work later when his weak header fell straight to Agim Ibraimi for the 50th-minute opener.

John Terry 7/10 – Bagged the assist for the 73rd-minute equaliser, nodding Fabregas's corner into the path of Matic, and was composed as usual in defence.

Filipe Luis 5.5/10 – Started bright on the left flank but then soon seemed to fade for some reason, before being hauled off just after Maribor’s opener. Hard to envisage him retaining his place in the line-up.

Nemanja Matic 6/10 – Got his side’s crucial equaliser, but was not quite at his usual commanding best in the middle, getting caught out of position a few times when Maribor advanced forward.

Cesc Fabregas 6/10 – Much like Matic, was not at his normal standard, despite opening up the home side’s defence a few times with some incisive passes from deep.

Willian 5/10 – A workmanlike outing, but offered little in attack and was taken off at half-time as a result.

Andre Schurrle 4.5/10 – Relieved to see the offside flag after spurning a sitter from point-blank range in the first-half, before being withdrawn at the break following another uninspiring showing.

Eden Hazard 7.5/10 – A missed one-on-one and squandered spot-kick four minutes before the end were obvious downers, but it shouldn’t disguise an otherwise impressive performance, in which the Belgian’s dazzling runs on the ball gave the Slovenians all kinds of trouble.

Didier Drogba 5/10 – His work-rate can’t be faulted, but the club legend just didn’t have the movement or spark to break through the Maribor defence.


Oscar (Willian 46) 6/10 – Showed much more than Willian in the second-half with a few nice moments, linking up with Hazard for a prime chance which his teammate failed to finish.

Diego Costa (Schurrle 46) 5/10 – Considering his fitness concerns leading up to the match, it was no surprise that the imposing front man looked off the pace.

Ramires (Felipe Luis 56) 6/10 – Gave his team a bit more control in midfield after his introduction, but had no notable moments.

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