Manchester City vs Chelsea Player Ratings


The match at the Etihad ended with Chelsea the surprising but deserving victors at 1 – 0. The following are the player ratings for this decisive match.

Man City

Hart – 5 (He had nothing to do the whole game and could not have stopped the goal. The bar though deserves a 10 as 3 Chelsea shots struck it)

Kolorov – 5 (Nothing great defensively or offensively from him today)

Kompany – 6 (The CB was solid and still was very much up for the challenge. He was without fault for the goal)

Nastasic – 5 (A hugely average game for him and he lost far too many aerial duels)

Zabaleta – 6 ( Made a few attacking runs, had a decent defensive display however seldom troubled the Chelsea defense)

Jesus Navas – 6 Made some good runs down the flanks and whipped in some great crosses . No end product though)

Yaya Toure – 6 (A decent game from the muscular midfielder. Made some good passes but nothing decisive came of it)

Demichelis – 3 (Sloppy in possession failed to track runners and a liability. Let down Toure the whole game)

Silva – 6 (Was the only decisive bright spark and invigorated the City team. Started off attacks however missed a couple of great opportunities himself.)

Negredo 4  SUBBED OFF (You could barely tell he played the game)

Jovetic – 6  SUBBED ON FOR NEGREDO (Good player as he did link up play well. Dropped deeper and troubled the defense. A player of the Aguero mold)

Dzeko – 4 (Poor game as he missed a glaring oppurtunity to level the game. Very in and out of the game. Disappointing)


Cech 7 – (Good game made a couple of good saves specially against the Silva free kick)

Azpilaceuta – 6 (Good solid defensive display however nothing spectacular in attack. Great game defensively for him)

Terry – 8 (Commanding and ran that back line at set pieces. Great leader and won the aerial duels)

Cahill – 9 ( What a superb performance from the CB! Won aerial duels and was effective at both ends of the pitch. Some superb last ditch tackles)

Ivanovic – 8 (Got the goal in the 32″ minute that won the game and had a solid defensive display today)

Matic – 8 (Pressed the City players denying them room and started off attacks)

Luiz – 7 (Good game from the Brazilian. Pressed like Matic however his free kicks were disappointing none hitting the target)

Ramires -6 (Not hugely noticeable during the game and should have scored however it was a half chance. Energetic and helped control the tempo of the game)

Willian – 8 SUBBED OFF (What an engine he has! Superb pressing even during the dying minutes. Tracked when necessary and was an attacking threat the whole game)

Oscar – N/A SUBBED ON (Not on long enough to judge)

Eto’o – 6 SUBBED OFF (Had a great opportunity to score but struck the post. Not influential and barely troubled City’s CB’s)

Essien – N/A SUBBED ON (Not on long enough to judge)

Hazard- 8 (Was Chelsea’s greatest attacking threat. He is truly a special player. Made some superb runs and passes however did lose possession sometimes!

My Man Of The Match was Cahill but who was yours?


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