Chelsea player ratings: Costa absolutely stars, Ramires also impresses

The Blues' chaotic 6-3 win at Everton was filled with superb individual performances.

Thibaut Courtois - 6.5/10

The Belgian made some great saves but, actually, some signs are now showing of his inexperience. At least twice he rashly threw the ball out too quickly and lost possession.

Branislav Ivanovic - 7.5/10

Scored a goal and was extremely lively going forward. On this form, Ivanovic is the best attacking full-back in the Premier League. Could have improved defensively, however, as his side did concede three goals.

John Terry - 6.5/10

It was hard for any centre-back to establish themselves in such a chaotic game. Terry certainly didn't look his usual composed self under the circumstances.

Gary Cahill - 6/10

The same can be said of Cahill, whose marking left a lot to be desired at times.

Cesar Azpiliceuta - 6/10

One goal came straight down Azpiliceuta's flank and the Spaniard is being completely outshone by Ivanovic at the moment.

Nemanja Matic - 7/10

Scored a rare - and extremely important - goal to put his side 4-2 up. Would have liked to have had more influence defensively, though, as Everton's midfielders were often given far too much space.

Cesc Fabregas - 7/10

Got an assist and was influential as always. Showed frailties, though, occasionally miscontrolling the ball and being booked for a poor challenge on Samuel Eto'o - who scored against his old club - in the second half.

Ramires - 8/10

The Brazilian played in a deeper role at times but ended up everywhere as he scored and also registered an assist. Jose Mourinho handed Ramires a rare start here and the 27-year-old did not let his manager down. Expect more game time after an assured display.

Willian - 6.5/10

Tracked back and worked hard but was not as effective as his fellow Brazil midfielder.

Eden Hazard - 7/10

Ran brilliantly down the left-hand side to force an own goal from Seamus Coleman in the second half.

Diego Costa - 9.5/10

Soon, we will run out of superlatives for this utterly clinical striker. Scoring twice, the Brazil-born Spaniard took his Chelsea tally to four Premier League goals in three games. And there is so much more to come from Costa (who was not even fully fit!). We did, however, see the 25-year-old's dark side after his off-the-ball duels with Coleman, especially when he irritated Tim Howard during his celebration of Coleman's own goal.


John Obi Mikel - 7/10

ASSIST CLAXON - Mikel has got an assist! And out of nowhere, too. The Nigerian came on to shore up Chelsea's defence when they were leading late on. He ended up creating Costa's second goal. Bravo.

Filipe Luis and Didier Drogba also made late cameos.

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