Chelsea player ratings against Spurs: Matic dominant, Drogba rolls back years

Nemanja Matic, Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba were the stars of the show as Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur last night.

Chelsea endured a difficult start to the game against Tottenham last night but fought through to an impressive 3-0 win.

Jose Mourinho’s side responded well to dropping points against Sunderland last weekend and the boss will be pleased with the momentum the side has created heading into a busy Christmas and New Year period.

Here are our player ratings for the game last night.

Courtois – 6

Did well to keep his concentration during the opening exchanges but had little else to do during the match.

Ivanovic – 6

Does what it says on the tin. Defended well when pressured and created extra width when the side needed it.

Cahill – 5

Difficult to judge him as he only played one half. Looked clumsy after a nasty head collision.

Terry – 7

Superb in the face of some fast and intelligent attacking players. Got himself up for the match and led by example.

Azpilicueta – 7

Dealt well with the pace of Aaron Lennon. He’s been one of the side’s most consistent players this season.

Willian – 7

Worked hard throughout the game and showed intelligence to drop into positions where he could get involved in the build up.

Matic – 8

Protected the Chelsea centre backs superbly. He is the model of the defensive midfielder that all sides need.

Fabregas – 7

Wasn’t really troubled in the middle and controlled the pace and flow of the game effectively.

Oscar – 7

Great assist in the first-half. He was a constant threat and refused to stay in one position.

Hazard – 8

Got the better of any Tottenham player who tried to stop him and rightly grabbed a goal.

Drogba – 8

Rolled back the years and looked imperious up front throughout.


Zouma – 6

Looked solid when he came on for Cahill. He’ll definitely get more game time this season.

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