Rarely tested by Drogba or the rest of Galatasaray's stifled attack but did what he had to do as well as he always does.
Shackled old teammate Drogba well and marked his 100th Chelsea appearance with an opportunistic goal.
Typically dominant in the air and made the most of being allowed a free run to attack Willian's corner in the build up to Cahill's goal.
Galatasaray's lack of attacking width meant he was rarely troubled in a defensive sense, but he lacks the technical ability to be effective going forward.
Continues to look remarkably accomplished at left back, and although his natural right-footedness prevents him from bombing forward with real conviction, the presence of Hazard on that flank means it is no big miss.
Can't attack the penalty area with the frequency of five years ago but his use of the ball was sensible, allowing Chelsea's creators to build in front of him.
Still looks physically and mentally jaded from too much football during the past 18 months, but he did play one neat pass to enable Eto'o to break the deadlock early.
The classy Belgian used the return of Drogba to re-assert his status as the talisman of Mourinho's new Chelsea. His pace and skill made the Galatasaray defense look silly at times and he posed a threat all evening. Could still be a little more ruthless in the final third.
Always offers hard yards in addition to his speed and direct running, and he combined well with Eto'o. However, he still isn't the goal threat a 30-million-pound winger should be.
Energetic as ever in midfield, doing Lampard's running for him and making Chelsea's fast transitions possible. Also avoided indulging any of his wilder impulses when tackling.
This was supposed to be Drogba's big night, but in the end the Ivorian was upstaged by the other great African striker of the past 20 years. Eto'o took his early goal ruthlessly and caused problems for a statuesque Galatasaray defense with his smart combination play. Not the striker Mourinho wants, but the one he needs on nights like this.
Should have done better with Eto'o's low strike in the opening moments and perhaps should not have parried Terry's header back into danger, but it was not his decision to leave Cahill completely unmarked.
Inadvertently played Eto'o onside for the first goal and ball-watched as Cahill raced past him to smash in Chelsea's decisive second goal just before the break.
Must have been wondering which malignant deities he had offended to warrant being pitted against Hazard in this mood. Was punished by the Belgian every time he ventured forward and could not provide a consistent supply line to Yilmaz or Drogba either.
The most interesting moment of his night was falling in a screaming heap after a first-half collision with Eto'o. Could not deal with the Cameroonian and looked uncomfortable with Chelsea's midfield runners.
Tormented by Willian's pace and industry all evening and could not cause Ivanovic any serious problems.
Forced to play off the left flank he could not combine with Drogba with any real frequency and was largely anonymous.
Helped his side win the possession battle early but lacked the guile to trouble Chelsea's organized defensive ranks.
Picked up the early yellow card he had been threatening for more than 90 minutes in Istanbul and, forced to rein himself in, was markedly less effective thereafter.
Worked hard in midfield and at least prevented a comfortable Chelsea win becoming a rout, but that was about it.
Another square peg in a round hole on the right. He never looked like troubling Azpilicueta or giving Drogba the ball in a position to do damage.
Sadly quiet on his big night, made to look every day of his 36 years by a Jose Mourinho defense which knows his game inside out and teammates who failed to support him. A wayward scissor-kick attempt and a free kick which hit a 'DROGBA LEGEND' sign in the stand were the main highlights of a subdued return, though he did miss a good chance in the dying minutes.