Chelsea player ratings v Burnley: 28-year-old midfielder is 4/10
By Matt Farr
Football Insider rates the Chelsea players during their 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.
Thibaut Courtois 6 – Kept busier than perhaps first expected, but little other than routine saves required.
Cesar Azpilicueta 6 – Competent when pulled out wide due to his full-back origins.
David Luiz 5 – Has improved greatly as a defender this season, but caused considerable problems by Ashley Barnes. A mixed bag from the Brazilian, who seemed to struggle with his knee.
Gary Cahill 6 – A few shaky moments, but coupled with some excellent defensive work.
Marcos Alonso 6 – Defensively sound. Contributed a series of threatening crosses from the left.
Victor Moses 7 – Put a decent shift in on the right flank. Superb touch and change of pace to assist Pedro opener.
Nemanja Matic 4 – A lacklustre display from the 28-year-old midfielder. Got away with a sloppy header, a bit of a clumsy performance.
N’Golo Kante 6 – His usual assertive midfield presence. Kept Chelsea in control of possession for large periods.
Pedro 7 – Energetic start, topped off with an early goal. Remained influential throughout.
Eden Hazard 7 – Movement was exceptional. Allowed free roam of the field by Burnley, but made it very difficult to keep tabs on him. Kept quieter in the second-half.
Diego Costa 6 – Active in the final-third, but struggled to get time on the ball.
Cesc Fabregas 6 (for Matic 67) – Showcased his superb passing ability in another cameo role. Must be worth a start in the coming weeks.
Willian 6 (for Moses 72) – A quiet, albeit brief, appearance.
Michy Batshuayi 6 (for Pedro 87) – Little time to influence proceedings.
In other Chelsea news, fans reacted furiously on Twitter to Cesc Fabregas’ omission from the starting XI.