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Player Ratings - Chelsea v Man City

Chelsea's Eden Hazard eyes up his Belgian team-mate Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne
Chelsea's Eden Hazard eyes up his Belgian team-mate Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne

Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea fought off the challenge of Manchester City to take a step closer to the Premier League title with a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte's side showed resilience in responding from their surprise loss to Crystal Palace and the gap at the top remained seven points as second-placed Tottenham came from behind to win at Swansea.

Goalkeeping errors contributed to the opening goals as Hazard shot through Willy Caballero and Thibaut Courtois gifted City an equaliser, scored by Sergio Aguero.

Hazard saw a penalty saved by Caballero, but tucked in the follow up to give Chelsea a 2-1 half-time lead which they would not relinquish.

City poured forwards time and again in the second half and John Stones missed from three yards in stoppage time.

RATINGS

Chelsea:

Thibaut Courtois 6
Kurt Zouma 6
David Luiz 7
Gary Cahill 6
Cesar Azpilicueta 7
N'Golo Kante 7
Cesc Fabregas 6
Marcos Alonso 6
Pedro 7
Diego Costa 6
Eden Hazard 8

Substitutes:

Nemanja Matic (for Zouma, 46) 6
Willian (for Fabregas, 80) 5
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (for Hazard, 90) 5

Manchester City:

Willy Caballero 4
Gael Clichy 5
John Stones 6
Vincent Kompany 6
Fernandinho 5
Fabian Delph 6
Leroy Sane 7
David Silva 6
Kevin De Bruyne 6
Jesus Navas 5
Sergio Aguero 7

Substitutes:

Raheem Sterling (for De Bruyne, 79) 5
Nolito (for Sane, 85) 5