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

Chelsea Stamford Bride

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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