Here’s how the Chelsea stars fared in the 1-0 win vs Swansea – Hazard 8.5/10, Kante 8/10

Full Time: Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea emerged unscathed with a 1-0 win against Premier League strugglers Swansea City at Liberty Stadium this Saturday.

Although it was a much-needed victory to fuel the club’s hopes of securing a top-4 finish, Chelsea’s performance, on the whole, was a tad disappointing.

Cesc Fabregas scored an early goal to put the visitors in the driver’s seat but from thereon, Chelsea’s attack looked increasingly blunt. Swansea failed to pose much of a threat in the initial stages but as time wore on, the club did take quite a few chances in the last few minutes.

Luckily for the Blues, they managed to hold them off. That said, let’s take a look at how our players fared against Swansea.

Chelsea Player Ratings

Thibaut Courtois – 7/10

After enjoying an easy first-half, Courtois did have a few nervy moments in the final few minutes. Overall, it was a good show and his ball distribution was admirable once again.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 7.5/10

Azpilicueta proved to be a reliable presence for us at the back like always. He was quite vigilant to keep trouble from Swansea at bay, particularly when it came to Andre Ayew.

Gary Cahill – 7/10

Made a few risky tackles but besides that, he performed well and put in a solid shift.

Antonio Rudiger – 6/10

Struggled against the Ayew brothers on certain occasions and looked a bit shaky.

Victor Moses – 7.5/10

Got forward quite a bit and even got close to scoring. It was a decent display from Moses, who went on to pick up a booking for tripping Martin Olsson.

N’Golo Kante – 8/10

Won the ball for us on several occasions and maintained possession to put in a fluid performance at the heart of the midfield.

Cesc Fabregas – 7.5/10

Scored the only goal of the game and made some important late runs into the box to facilitate attacks. He seems to thrive in a 3-5-2 formation.

Tiemoue Bakayoko – 6/10

After a disappointing start, Bakayoko grew into the game. Although he got his basics right, there was nothing extraordinary about his performance.

Emerson Palmieri – 7/10

A splendid display from Palmieri, who impressed on both fronts. Fought hard at the back and also provided momentum while going forward.

Eden Hazard – 8.5/10

Hazard continues to be rock-solid for Chelsea. Provided the assist for Fabregas’ goal and he started as one of the forwards in the 3-5-2 formation.

Olivier Giroud – 7.5/10

Started ahead of Alvaro Morata and he linked up well with Hazard. It was a good show from the towering Frenchman but it is unfortunate that he could not get a goal.

Subs:

Willian – 6/10

Stuck to the basics but he came on too late to make a significant impact.

Pedro – N/A

Like Willian, Pedro tried to make things work but there was simply not enough time.

Alvaro Morata – N/A

Was caught offside in an attacking run and that sums up his contribution.

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