Fab - 9 - fantastic match for him, superb handling and he did have a lot to do as Chelsea had a lot of set-pieces. Always looked comfortable and in control and rushed out of goal really well once to deny Piggybank. Excellent.
Gaz - 8 - stable and defended well. Good job.
Larry - 9.5 - what else is there to be said? class, class and more class.
Wes - 8.5 - first full game after the injury and he did excellently. Frustrated Piggybank and made no real mistakes.
Micky - 8.5 - another excellent game, looked a bit troubled in the first 10-15 mins but after that he looked in total control.
Butt - 8 - quiet and effective.
Scholesy - 9.5 - with no Keano or Becks, we needed him to come through and he did just that. Excellent on the ball, good passing, got stuck in, won balls and scored a screamer. The Ginger Prince at his best.
Fortune - 7.5 - did well while he was on, tracked back but didn't offer enough creativity. Good job nevertheless and I hope he's fit for Wed.
Ole - 8.5 - excellent throughout, again played out of position on the right-wing but again he did well, scored one and looks on great form.
Giggsy - 9 - another fantastic match. Great on the ball, good passer, fantastic un-selfish play for the 3rd goal. The perfect link-up man.
Ruud - 8 - excellent finish for the 2nd goal and fantastic play for the 3rd but missed a huge sitter and another good chance (2 good saves by the goalie though you have to say). Seems a bit off form but if that's how he is when he's off-form then..............
Barthez-8(two saves to make.one dodgy kick and caught alomst all the corners.)
Gaz-8.5(Ran up and down like there was no tomorrow.Solid in defending as well.)
Blanc-9.5(SUPERB.Kept Hasselbaink quiet all night and read everything perfectkly.Didnt allow Chelsea to create anything in the last quarter of the pitch.)
Brown-8.5(His first start after a long lay-off and he coped with it pretty well.Was strong with his tackles and won the headers well.)
Silvestre-8(Did what was asked of him.)
Butt-9(He is doing brilliantly in Keano's absence.His passing game has improved while tackling was always his strong point.He reads the game pretty well and is always one step ahead of his midfield counterparts.)
Scholes-9(The goal was a screamer.His work-rate was fantastic and so was his vision and passing.)
Fortune-7(Thought he had an average game.Didnt do much att all while he was on the pitch,perhaps the groin strain was hampering his movement.)
Giggs-8.5(Passed the ball around with aplomb and assisted for the third.He's has gotten accustomed to this role and is looking on the top of his game.)
Ole-9(THis defensive game has increased.Kept Gallas under wraps all day and we all know what he is capable of up front.Scored the third to kill off the game and he deserved it for all the effort he put in today.)
Ruud-8.5(Got one and should have scored at least a couple more.Still as long as he keeps the goals coming,I am not complaining.)
fab-7.5-barely had a save to make and had a very dodgy kick. catching from corners was exemplory
gaz-8-another solid performance. anyone who says danny mills is better is talking out their arse
wes-9-stunning performance. still can't believed he didn't score. at both ends!
micky-9-pacey, strong, determined and thoroughly consistant. at the moment he's one of the best left-backs in the world.
solskjaer-8-played well in an unfamiliar position, deserved a goal and played some great one-twos.
fortune-5-absolutley bollox, while everyone else was giving 110%, he was barely giving 60%. one of his worst performances yet IMO.
scholesy-9-superb finish and ran his knackers off for 90 minutes.
butt-8-cleaned up and did the grud work. he's done keano proud today.
giggs-9-he and scholes ran the show. great vision and awareness of his teammates. his allround game is improving.
RVN-7.5-not entirely committd and still trying to work out why he smacked the ball at cudicini instead of placing it or rounding him to slot it into an empty net. having said that, he played their offside trap superbly.
fortune-6-nothing to write home about
phil-7-nothing amazing. atleast he was nowhere near our goal today.
In order to count the averages and see who's player of the season when the season ends in a month's time or so, I need to have the ratings in seperate threads, in order for me to find them...hard to understand, is it?