Chelsea player ratings v West Brom: 28-year-old gets 9/10
By Will Butcher
Football Insider rates the Chelsea players after their 1-0 win against West Brom on Sunday in the Premier League.
Thibaut Courtois 7 – With West Brom having just one shot on target, Courtois enjoyed a quiet day at the office.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7 Comfortable performance from the consistent right-back, kept Matt Phillips quiet.
Gary Cahill – 8 Proved doubters wrong by making two wonderful last-ditch tackles late on.
David Luiz – 7 Commanding display from the Brazilian once again, despite an injury scare.
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Victor Moses – 7 Continued his resurgent form in the starting eleven with a lively performance on the right.
Nemanja Matic – 8 The Serbia international has looked a different player this season after struggling last term under Mourinho. Dominated the midfield.
N’Golo Kante – 7 Not known for his shooting, Kante was unlucky not to score for Antonio Conte’s side with a long-range shot. Good performance alongside Matic.
Marcos Alonso – 7 Another strong 90 minutes for the summer signing, as he continues to star on the left side of Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system. Got in some good attacking positions.
Eden Hazard – 6 Quiet day for the Belgium international, as Chelsea drew a blank until the 83rd minute.
Diego Costa – 9 Scored his 15th goal in 20 games for both club and country after robbing the defender of possession and curling a brilliant left-foot shot past Ben Foster..Match winner.
Pedro – 7 Continues to start in Conte’s starting XI and looked dangerous going forward.
Willian (On for Pedro, 64 mins) 7
Fabregas (On for Moses, 74 mins) 7
Ivanovic (On for Hazard 79 mins) 6
In other Chelsea news, Ruud Gullit has had this to say about Chelsea’s defence.