Chelsea Player Rankings After 8-0 Thrashing of Aston Villa

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Chelsea Player Rankings After 8-0 Thrashing of Aston Villa
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Aston Villa 'keeper Brad Guzan had to pick the ball out of his net eight times as Chelsea ran riot.

Chelsea made their Premier League return by beating Aston Villa 8-0 at Stamford Bridge, equaling their own record for the biggest EPL winning margin. They also set a new record, with seven different names finding their way onto the score sheet.

Aston Villa were behind after three minutes when Fernando Torres rose highest in the area to score from a header, and the Midlands side just disintegrated from there. Goals from David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic made it 3-0 before halftime, and it looked like game over.

The Blues didn't see it that way, though, and in the second half, they produced a display of dominance that, only a few weeks ago, seemed to be a distant but happy memory.

The following slides break down the players' individual contributions to this huge victory. Each player starts on 5/10 and gains points for a high passing accuracy percentage, as well as assists and goals. All stats are provided by Opta.

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