Higuain and Hazard light up the Bridge: Chelsea player ratings vs Huddersfield

Chelsea destroyed Huddersfield Town earlier today at the Stamford Bridge as they secured a 5-0 win to move back into the top four.

Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain scored a brace each and a goal from David Luiz made sure that Maurizio Sarri’s men made light work of Huddersfield.

Here are our Chelsea player ratings from what transpired earlier today.

Kepa Arrizabalaga 6/10

The custodian had a quiet day on the pitch as the visiting side hardly tested him.

Marcos Alonso 6/10

He did well in the first half in terms of his offensive endeavours but defensively, he was given a tough time by Adama Diakhaby.

David Luiz 7/10

Luiz dealt well with the limited threat offered by Steve Mounie. The Brazilian’s passing was once again up to the mark and he also scored a goal via a deflection.

Andreas Christiansen 8/10

The centre-back hardly put a foot wrong in the game and was resilient at the back. His positioning, awareness and composure were right on the money.

Cesar Azpilicueta 7/10

He was hardly threatened by the Huddersfield attackers down his flank. The veteran full-back galloped forward on a regular basis and had a good game offensively.

Jorginho 7/10

The midfielder was good at making the transitions from defence to attack and dictated the tempo of the game. In his battles with Aaron Mooy, he had the upper hand more often than not.

Ross Barkley 8/10

Barkley was slow in the first half but he put his foot on the accelerator in the second half. He linked up well with Hazard and Higuain.

N’Golo Kante 9/10

The Frenchman showed a lot of energy in midfield, as usual. He cushioned the backline and kept driving forward to create chances for his teammates. A sweet pass for Higuain in the first half for the Argentine to open his account.

Eden Hazard 9/10

Hazard’s quality was too much for Huddersfield Town. The Belgian superstar ripped apart the opposition defence with his pace, trickery and movement. He converted the penalty and also mustered a superb finish in the second half.

Willian 7/10

The Brazilian toiled hard and was good with set-pieces, but a lot more was expected from him in the final third.

Gonzalo Higuain 9/10

The Argentine striker showed exactly what the Blues have been missing all season. A goal in each half showed how clinical he can be.

Substitutions

Mateo Kovacic 6/10

He replaced Jorginho with around 20 minutes left to play and add some freshness to the midfield.

Callum Hudson-Odoi 6/10

Made some surging runs but lacked the final output after replacing Hazard in the 77th minute.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek NA

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