Match Review

Chelsea vs Cardiff City – Review by Aayush Khanal

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game from the penalty spot to complete his hat-trick during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)


Kepa Arrizabalaga : Didn’t have much to do . Finally made a descent type of regulation save . One punch was good and the distribution was good too.

Cesar Azpilicueta : Defensively solid and played well going forward . Was untroubled by Cardiff players . Created some chances .

Antonio Rudiger : Played well out of the back and used his pace to a good effect . Made a good forward run once which created a chance for Pedro . Defensively untroubled .

David Luiz : With so much of the ball , the defenders dont have much defending to do . Luiz was normal , passed the ball well but almost had a crazy moment with azpilicueta .

Marcos Alonso : Had a quiet game (not a bad game ), neither troubled defensively nor involved in the goals this time . Played some good forward passes .

Jorginho : His main quality is passing and that’s what he did. Passed and passed and passed and kept the game moving .

Kante : Worked hard and ran throughout the game . One interception was particularly great but not much output going forward .

Kovacic : Played neatly in the midfield , got a good goal scoring opportunity which he should have scored . Was taken off after half time due to a knock , hopefully not a long term injury .

Pedro : Tried very hard without much success . Had many shots on goal but unfortunately couldn’t score.

Eden Hazard : Man of the match . Hat trick hero . He had a perfect game . A great finish for the first goal and a calm penalty to complete his hat trick . The prince of the bridge is in form of his life .

Olivier Giroud : His hold up play was really good and some great first touches . Created three proper goal scoring opportunities and got two assists . Played the full ninety minutes . The only thing missing in his performance was a goal.


Ross Barkley: Came on for kovacic just after half time . Would really like to see him involved in goals.

Willian: He was impressive . Won the penalty which hazard converted and scored a good goal himself .

Davide Zappacosta :Came on in place of hazard for the last ten minutes when the game was settled . Had a shot in that time .

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