This is a new feature on ChelseaFC360.com after every Chelsea game and we analyze how our players performed through out the 90 mins and rate them on a scale from 1-10.
Chelsea had a comfortable win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge winning 2-0 by goals from Oscar and Lampard. The defense was resilient by not allowing goal or Petr Cech not being tested as he would have liked for much of the game. But, let’s see how all the players fared in this match…..
Petr Cech: 7.0
The Czech goal keeper was not tested for much of the game as Chelsea were mostly on possession and John Terry and Gary Cahill did the job by holding the defense tight enough not to allow Hull players getting important shots on Cech. But, as Hull managed to have headers and shots from outside the box, CECH comfortably stopped every shot that came him way!
Brana was brilliant as always playing at Right back. He did his defensive job and was a big threat going forward as Cahill covered his position. He was a bit unlucky when he was fouled in the box at 2nd half but, the Referee didn’t give away a penalty but, instead a Goal kick to Hull. Decent performance from the Serb!
Gary Cahill made some brilliant interceptions and was a rock at the base of the defense along side John Terry. And he provided what Luiz is famous at by charging forward on few occasions and help the transition from Defense to attack. Great performance and Let’s hope we see this game by game from Cahill!
John Terry was not called into action for most of the game as Cahill alongside him did most of the job but, Terry marked their no. 20 striker very well and didn’t give him any chances to win a 50-50 challenge physically. His leadership was ever present in a sunny after noon at the Bridge, but props to both Cahill and Terry to hold out Hull City from testing Petr Cech.
I gave Ashley this rating because we didn’t see the attacking threat and forward runs he was good at for almost a decade of playing for Chelsea and Ivanovic was far more active in covering the flanks and helping the attacking wingers. But, a decent performance from Cole as he did his defensive duty to the maximum.
The enforcer in midfield, he covered ground with gusto, biting at heels and winning possession back for his side. Rarely wasted possession when on the ball, feeding his team-mates, shielded his defense well and drove forward when he could.
Lampard: 8.0 (360 MAN OF THE MATCH)
Missed an early penalty but redeemed himself with an outrageous, swerving free kick from 30 yards that flew into the back of the net. Always a threat bursting forward, and regularly stung McGregor’s palms. He nearly added his 2nd from a free-kick as his shot just whistled through the far post. 90 mins completed and an amazing display from Super Frank as always!
Eden Hazard was stopped for some part of the game by their right back, Figuera. But, Eden is far more capable than that and should have done better in my opinion. He did very well dribbling and combined well with Oscar. But, Ashley Cole not advancing on the left flank more often deepened the chance of Hazard shining by creating a chance or two.
Oozed quality, always searching for gaps and threading passes. The Brazilian was a conduit of creativity and class, and took his goal with enormous composure, prodding the ball underneath McGregor. A sub par performance from the Selecao star!
De Bruyne: 7.5
Continued the excellent pre-season form that earned him a place in the starting XI, darting into space and probing the back line. Played a perfectly executed pass in behind the Hull defense for Oscar to open the scoring. An encouraging display.
Often peripheral and hasn’t quite tuned into the same wavelength as the rest of Chelsea’s attackers. Won the penalty Lampard missed, and the free kick he scored, but didn’t have a single shot on target and never looked like scoring. Replaced by Lukaku. Did well but, just not good enough as Jose would like from his strikers. Watch out Nando!
Schurrle was amazing through the 2nd half after coming on for De Bruyne. Almost scored a wonderful goal with a cute chip that had McGregor beaten. Was very much astute in defending as well as he charged back and helped Ivanovic at the latter stages of the game. Brilliant performance on his Premier League debut!
Van Ginkel: 6.0
Came on with five minutes of added time left to play as Chelsea looked to preserve their two-goal lead. Played as a further advanced place than he was used to, but provided great pace and energy in midfield.
Even though he didn’t have enough minutes to create chances or score, He did his job just about in coming back and having touches of the ball. His delightful flick nearly created a chance for Schurrle to finish a chip. Great job in combining with 3 attacking mids and created a lot of chances in 25 mins played.
It was a great performance by the team and here are the ratings. Please leave your comments and let us know what you think of our ratings and performance overall. KTBFFH!!