Player ratings for West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

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West Ham were beaten 1-0 by title-chasing Chelsea on Wednesday after Eden Hazard’s first half goal settled matters at Upton Park.

Here are our player ratings from the game (from a rating of 0 to 10):

West Ham United

Adrian – 7/10

Could do nothing about Hazard’s goal but he did make a good stop from Ramires to keep his side in the game.

Carl Jenkinson – 7/10

Prevented Costa from doubling Chelsea’s lead by making a last-gasp interception. A good game for the Arsenal loanee overall.

Wiston Reid – N/A

Got injured early on and was replaced by James Collins in the eight minute.

James Tomkins – 6/10

Anytime Chelsea attacked, Tomkins didn’t look comfortable but he managed to make some important challenges.

Aaron Cresswell – 8/10

Fantastic performance on the left flank by Cresswell. He gave the Hammers a viable attacking option on the left but didn’t neglect his defensive duties regardless. Made a late block to deny Willian.

Stewart Downing – 7/10

Didn’t get into the game quickly enough but improved in the second half and caused Chelsea problems on the left flank.

Cheikhou Kouyate – 6/10

Denied by Courtois in the 17th minute but didn’t offer much else throughout the game.

Kevin Nolan – 6/10

Made a physical impression, nothing more.

Mark Noble – 7/10

Noble was the man who pulled the strings in midfield and made life uncomfortable for the visitor’s creative players

Diafra Sakho – 7/10

A constant threat to the Blues’ defense and was only denied by some brilliant goalkeeping from Courtois.

Enner Valencia – 6/10

Found it difficult to get in behind the Chelsea defense but displayed some great movement and trickery on occasion.

Substitutes 

James Collins – 6/10

Replaced the injured Winston Reid early on and put in a good shift in his absence.

Nene – N/A

Came on for Kouyate in the 87th minute but didn’t do anything worthy of note.

 

Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois – 9/10 

The Belgian goalkeeper was in superb form as he made a hosts of saves particularly from Sakho to preserve his team’s lead. Man of the match.

Branislav Ivanovic – 6/10

Joined the attack as often as he could but struggled defensively particularly in the second half.

John Terry – 8/10

Was a calming influence at the heart of the defense and led his side to another clean sheet, Chelsea’s 100th under Mourinho.

Gary Cahill – 6/10

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