Barclays Premier League
Kick off: October 5th, 2014 1405 PM BST
Another disappointing visit to Stamford Bridge, our backline cut apart by Hazard all day and then a typical Cesc throughball delivered the final blow. Hazard scored from the spot and Costa netted when one on one. Shit.
Here are the player ratings:
Szczesny 5.0: Went the wrong way with the penalty, suspect distribution.
Chambers 6.5; Picked up his customary yellow card to make it five already and will miss the next game. Did very well defensively though I thought, holding up Hazard when everyone else was determined to fly in.
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Mertesacker 5.0: His lack of pace was exposed and was cut apart for the Costa goal.
Koscielny 4.0: Took down Hazard, and then failed to track Costa. A game to forget.
Gibbs 6.5: Got forward with purpose and did well.
Flamini 6.5: Very strong first half from Flamini. Was impressed, timing his tackles well and helping to break up play. Should’ve been in the space Hazard exploited however.
Wilshere 7.5: was brilliant, pushing forward encouragingly but lacked a little in the final third. Should’ve scored early on after a neat exchange with Welbeck. But as usual lacked the final product. Should’ve been awarded a penalty from Cesc’s handball. Ran himself into the ground.
Ozil 5.0: saw some of the good and bad of the German today, mainly bad however. Not involved enough.
Alexis 6.5: Was lively at times and should’ve scored but for a crap touch where he ended up nailing Courtois. Thought he should’ve been replaced instead of Cazorla, dwindled on the ball too much.
Cazorla 6.0: Some slick passing from the Spaniard but was unable find a clear spot to shoot on several occasions.
Welbeck 5.5 : Lucky not to get sent off for his tackle on Cesc. Didn’t have enough support but didn’t create enough either.
69′ Ox 6.5: Injected some pace.
79′ Podolski 6.0: Wasn’t on long enough to receive a rating.
83′ Rosicky 6.0: Wasn’t on long enough to receive a rating.