QPR 0-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings

QPR 0-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings

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Hazard has been integral in Chelsea's title-winning season. © Francesca Ceciarini

After Chelsea’s last gasp derby victory of struggling QPR, we look at how well the Blues team performed.

Starting XI

Courtois: 7 - Made a couple of very good saves and commanded his area well.

Ivanovic: 7 - A good all round performance, kept QPR quiet on his side.

Cahill: 7 - An improved performance, the long ball tactics made sure he could use his aerial ability to good use.

Terry: 7.5 - A good performance despite receiving a lot of abuse from the home crowd. QPR’s strikers found little space.

Azpilicueta: 7 – Appeared quite overawed by the derby atmosphere to begin with but improved.

Ramires 5 - Was only on for the first half and a bit of second, struggled to influence the game. Chelsea improved after Oscar replaced him.

Matic 7 - Got better after a slow start.

Willian 6.5 - Hit the post with a cross early on, solid performance.

Fàbregas 7 - Couldn’t control the pace of the game for large periods but scored the winning goal brilliantly. 

Hazard 7.5 - Was heavily marked but still managed to be the best player on the pitch. Assisted the winning goal. Man of the Match.

Drogba 7 - Worked hard but couldn’t influence the game as he has done in previous years and was often left isolated.

 

Substitutes:

Zouma: N/A – Brought on for Fabregas in the 92nd minuted, barely touched the ball.

Oscar: 7 - Came on for Ramires early in the second half and played with significant pace and threatened the QPR goal when others hadn’t. Much improved compared to recent performances.

Cuadrado: 6 - Came on to add pace but struggled to get into the game.

 

Manager:

Jose Mourinho: 7 - Was probably right to start Ramires instead of Oscar as the latter’s speed hurt the QPR’s tiring defence. A good all-round managerial performance; made substitutes at the right time and made the right ones.