Norwich 1 Chelsea 3: Player ratings as Hazard & Willian strike late

Norwich 1 Chelsea 3: Player ratings as Eden Hazard and Willian strike late to seal a Blues win at Carrow Road

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Norwich
1
Chelsea
3

Norwich City

John Ruddy With England No1 Joe Hart under pressure, Ruddy had a chance to impress. However, the Norwich goalkeeper looked uncomfortable under the high ball. Could do little about Oscar’s goal, but should have stopped Hazard’s winner. 4/10

Russell Martin Was a positive force at right-back as he looked to join Norwich’s forays into the Chelsea half. Kept Schürrle quiet. 7

Michael Turner Endured a difficult afternoon against Ba, who proved a real handful. His good record against Chelsea came to an end, too. 5

Sebastien Bassong Directed a shot from a corner straight at Cech in the dying moments of the first half. Was solid alongside Turner. 6

Martin Olsson Like Martin, Olsson offered an option from his full-back position which kept Mata pegged back. Couldn’t deliver a final ball. Unfortunately tumble as he tried to conjure a late winner. 6

Alexander Tettey Muted display from the Ghanaian. Earned a booking for a late challenge on Schürrle. Poor touch led to Hazard’s goal. 4

Robert Snodgrass Relatively quiet in the first half aside from a blocked shot. More prominent after half-time but couldn’t find an effort to test Cech. 6

Jonathan Howson Denied by an instinctive Cech save in the first half. Was otherwise quiet. 5

Leroy Fer Brought a touch of class to Norwich’s midfield. Fer was central to most of the home side’s best play at Carrow Road. 7

Anthony Pilkington An ever-willing runner down the left wing but the Irishman was kept quiet by Ivanovic. Rewarded for his effort in the 65th minute as he ghosted past Luiz and headed an equaliser. 8

Ricky van Wolfswinkel The striker made a couple of cynical challenges, a result of frustration as the Dutch star had no service. Felt he should have had a second-half penalty before producing an assist for Pilkington’s goal. 7

Substitutes

Gary Hooper Brought hustle and bustle but no end product. 5

Nathan Redmond Great cameo appearance as he gave the visitors a late headache. 6

Chelsea

Petr Cech Made a good save to deny Howson. Couldn’t react quick enough to parry Pilkington’s headed goal to safety with the sun in his eyes. 6

Branislav Ivanovic Didn’t have the best of afternoons facing a determined Pilkington. 5

David Luiz The Brazilian was at his typical flamboyant best at Carrow Road. Attempted an audacious lob in the first half but Ruddy had the Brazilian’s shot covered. Allowed Pilkington to sneak in and level for Norwich. 5

John Terry His experience was on show. Barely put a foot wrong and made a vital interception to deny Van Wolfswinkel in the 58th minute. 6

Ashley Cole Was unable to make the most of a glorious Mata pass in the 62nd minute with Norwich’s defence out of position. Kept Snodgrass relatively quiet. 6

Ramires Impressed in the heart of Chelsea’s midfield alongside Lampard. Tireless as ever, whilst also showing composure on the ball. 7

Frank Lampard Solid performance from the England international. Kept the visitors ticking over. 6

Juan Mata Showcased his wide-range passing ability. Notably tracked back to cover Norwich’s runs into the Chelsea half, to the presumable delight of his demanding manager. 6

Oscar The Brazilian was on the score-sheet against for the Blues. A lovely finish with the inside of his right boot. Showed his petulant side as he earned a second-half booking. 7

Andre Schürrle It wasn’t one of the German’s most efficient performances but he carried out his defensive duties well. 6

Demba Ba (Man of the match) Produced an excellent touch to control a long ball and tee up Oscar for the opener. Was a constant nuisance throughout and proved a point to boss José Mourinho. Deserved a goal.
8

Substitutes

Samuel Eto’o Was ineffective following his introduction. 5

Eden Hazard Had a half-chance in the final 12 minutes but screwed his effort wide. But made no mistake in the 84th minute as he capitalised on a catalogue of errors.

Willian Sealed three points with a sumptuous strike. 6

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