Eden Hazard was the star of the show as Chelsea ran out 4-3 winners at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland and keep themselves on the heels of league leaders Arsenal.
Here’s how I rated Jose Mourinho’s players in their victory at Sunderland but it’s just my opinion, so feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below:
Petr Cech – 6
Will be furious to have conceded three goals but wasn’t at fault for Chelsea’s poor defending at set-pieces.
Branislav Ivanovic – 6
Had a few iffy moments defensively but provided a decent out-ball on the right.
Gary Cahill – 5.5
Had a bad night and was too easily lost by his opponents at crucial times.
John Terry – 5.5
The skipper has not had many bad games this season but this was definitely one of them.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 6.5
Azpilicueta was the best of Chelsea’s defenders and some clever running helped open space for Hazard in attack.
Ramires – 7
Lacks composure with the ball at times but his tireless work rate and energy make him a valuable asset. Was involved in some good moments.
Frank Lampard – 7.5
Took his goal well and assisted Hazard with a delightful flick. Played well.
Willian – 7
There was a few grumblings about his performance as he wasn’t as involved in attacks as some of his team-mate but did a lot of the work Oscar is normally praised for. Worked hard, dropped deep when needed and did a job for the team.
Juan Mata – 8
His link-up play with Hazard and his team-mates is always a joy to watch and provides quality in his delivery.
Eden Hazard – 9.5
A virtuoso display from the Belgian as he tore Sunderland to shreds. Took his brace well and assisted Lampard for an all important equaliser in the first half.
Fernando Torres – 4
Worked hard but without end product. Missed a sitter or two and kept giving the ball away with his errant passing.
Demba Ba – 6.5
Did well when introduced in place of Torres after the hour mark. Helped force Chelsea’s third goal.
John Obi Mikel – N/A
Andre Schurrle – N/A