Ruben Loftus-Cheek was excellent as Chelsea thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 on Saturday.
The Lewisham-born 20-year-old scored his first Chelsea goal to open the floodgates on 26 minutes with a first-time shot, which deflected home off Joleon Lescott.
In addition to his goal, Loftus-Cheek impressed with his positioning and distribution – he boasted a pass-success rate in excess of 90%.
He also won four free kicks – more than any other player on the pitch.
But Loftus-Cheek was not the only Chelsea player who had a fine afternoon at Villa Park, as our Chelsea player ratings below illustrate.
Both Blues debutants – Alexandre Pato, who scored Chelsea’s second from a penalty he won himself, and Matt Miazga, who barely put a foot wrong at the back, gave solid 7/10 performances.
Cesar Azpilicueta, who set up Loftus-Cheek for the opener, proved he is just as good at right-back as he is on the left, where Baba Rahman was arguably the worst Blue-shirted player on the day.
Azpilicueta was good, but fellow Spaniard Pedro was superb. And the two-goal winger was an easy choice for our man of the match.
Thibaut Courtois: 6/10
Cesar Azpilicueta: 8/10
Branislav Ivanovic: 6/10
Matt Miazga: 7/10
Baba Rahman: 4/10
John Obi Mikel: 6/10
Cesc Fabregas: 7/10
Kenedy: 5/10 (replaced by Oscar: 7/10 0n 45 minutes)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 8/10
Pedro: 9/10 (replaced by Jake Clark-Salter: 6/10 0n 74 minutes)
Loic Remy: 5/10 (replaced by Pato: 7/10 0n 23 minutes)