The much awaited Arsenal - Chelsea game is over. The Blues won by an emphatic 3-0 at the Emirates. Here's my rankings of the African boys:
MIKEL OBI - 6.5
We know he's sometimes employed as a holding player but he really must limit the amount of backpasses he gives. Controlled his part of the field appreciably, though but he still needs to improve.
MICHAEL ESSIEN - 8
Appears he was told to keep tabs on Arshavin and Eduardo. He did it well and kept the Gunners' attack on full time duty. Yet he was guilty of a few bad passes that nearly cost the Blues on occasion. Made some good runs into the reds half as well. Generally, a good game.
DIDIER DROGBA - 9
There were derisive shouts of 'cheat' where I watched the game, yet you cannot deny the class of the Ivorian. First goal was just clinical; the second was exquisitely taken. He gave the Gunners little to worry about but his effect in 90 minutes was marked. Would have given him a 10 but he really should cut down on the dives etc.
ALEX SONG: 6
Only misplaced two passes in the whole first half. Apart from that he played the midfield role with class. Pity Wenger changed him because of circumstances.
What's your take?