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[Player Ratings] Chelsea 0-0 Man City: Defences On Top At The Bridge
Cech – 6 – Made a few decent saves, particularly from a late Nastasic header, but kicking was a bit below par.
Azpilicueta – 7 – Kept Milner pretty quiet and got forward to support the attacks on occasion, always being an outlet.
Ivanovic – 7 – Won his duel with Dzeko and kept the striker quiet. Also made some surging runs out of defence. Looked more comfortable at centre back.
Luiz – 7 – The Brazilian did well to contain the tricky Aguero. Also was a threat at the other end at set pieces. Much better from Luiz.
Cole – 7 – Solid display from the left back as he deal with Silva and Zabaleta well.
Ramires – 6 -Struggled at times in his battle with Toure in midfield. Was still full of running but could have used the ball better at times.
Mikel – 6.5 – Steady display. Did his job well and helped snuff out the City attack and protected his back four well.
Oscar – 6.5 – Looked dangerous on the ball but lacked a final product.
Mata – 6 – Not in the game as much as he would have liked and much like Oscar, his final ball was missing today.
Hazard – 6 – In and out the game but when he was on the ball he was a huge threat to the City defence. Subbed.
Torres – 5 – Went close with a powerful effort but found chances hard to come by and hardly in the game. Kompany kept him quiet.
Moses – 6.5 – Used his pace to threaten the visitors backline and looked lively.
Romeu – 6 – Not a huge impact in the game.
Manchester City Ratings
Hart – 6 – Not alot to do. Tipped a powerful effort from Cole over and made a few routine saves.
Zabaleta – 7 – Good display. Solid in defence and always eager to get forward to support the attacks.
Kompany – 7.5 – Dealt with Torres with ease and was a rock at the back all afternoon.
Nastasic – 6 - Good in possession and was solid next to Kompany. Went close with a header.
Kolarov – 6.5 – Solid at the back and dealt with Hazard and Mata well. Put in a few decent crosses at the other end.
Barry – 6.5 – Good display from the England international. Protected the back four and did the dirty bits.
Youre – 7 – Won the midfield battle against Ramires but wasn’t as creative as his usual self.
Silva – 6 – Quiet from the Spaniard. Couldn’t really stamp his creativity on the game.
Milner – 6.5 – Full of running and saw plenty of the ball but didn’t really do a lot with it.
Aguero – 6 – Missed a great chance when he headed straight at Cech when free in the box. Otherwise quiet as the defences were on top.
Dzeko – 5 – Lost out to Ivanovic all afternoon. Looks more dangerous as an impact sub that a starter.
Tevez – 5.5 – On for Dzeko and at least caused the Chelsea defence problems with his chasing and movement.
Balotelli – N/A
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