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Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings With Eden Hazard The Blues’ Star Man

The west Londoners become the first side since Alex McLeish’s Birmingham city in Nov 2o10 to stop City scoring at home in the Premier League. 

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GK) Petr Cech – 7

Steady, reliable, assured and error free, everything you want from your goalkeeper on a night like tonight’s, with the experienced Czech never truly over exerted, other than when he needed to react smartly to keep out well-struck efforts from both David Silva and Stevan Jovetic in the second half.

DR) Branislav Ivanovic – 8

Oustanding display on the right-hand side of Chelsea’s defence and at times midfield and attack too, as well of course as the match-winning strike just past the half-hour mark that gave City keeper Joe Hart no chance.

DC) John Terry – 8

Everything that you would have expected from a player of his experience, with the Chelsea skipper marshalling his back line superbly throughout the contest, while also winning every aerial duel and 50-50 ball there was to contest too.

DC) Gary Cahill – 7

The England international barely put a foot wrong all night, with the 28-year-old ever alert and quick to spot danger, using his pace to rescue him whenever he was caught out of position in a display that will have given Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson great confidence for the summer, while he was also unlucky to see a second-half header strike a post.

DL) Cesar Azpilicueta – 7

The consistent and rock-solid Spaniard would no doubt prefer playing in his more natural right-back berth, but you would never know that left back is not his normal position after watching his impressive display at Eastlands on Monday night. 

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