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September 25, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 32569‎
 
 
 
17′ Juan Mata
 
53′ (PG) Oriol Romeu
 
 
71′ Victor Moses
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chelsea 6-0 Wolves

The visitors were second best throughout a one-sided contest at Stamford Bridge, with the goals flowing in what was a virtuoso team performance from the Blues

By James McManus

  • Ross Turnbull
    81
    30
    2.50

    Ross Turnbull

    A mere spectator, even if he should have perhaps done better when Peszko rounded him in the first half before wasting a gilt-edged chance.

  • César Azpilicueta
    115
    7
    3.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Given license to roam forward in the first half such was the home sides dominance, distributed the ball nicely and showed a neat turn of pace on the back foot.

  • Gary Cahill
    106
    36
    3.50

    Gary Cahill

    Opened the scoring early on with a towering header at the back post and looked unflustered by everything that came his way.

  • John Terry
    116
    36
    3.00

    John Terry

    Cheers throughout by the home crowd after his England retirement, rarely put a foot wrong and looked comfortable on the deck and in the air all evening.

  • Ryan Bertrand
    96
    35
    3.50

    Ryan Bertrand

    After being given an outing in his preferred left-back role, made the most of it with an enterprising display which saw him grab a goal.

  • Ramires
    102
    8
    3.00

    Ramires

    Solid and a willing runner in the middle of the park. Created a fantastic chance in the first half with a great driven low cross and marshalled the midfield well.

  • Oriol Romeu
    122
    9
    3.50

    Oriol Romeu

    Very assured in possession in that role just in front of the back four, switching the play between flanks nicely. Surprise choice to take the penalty, but slotted it home with consummate ease, sending De Vries the wrong way.

  • Victor Moses
    125
    45
    4.00

    Victor Moses

    His pace down the right constantly put Wolves on the back foot as he continued to make his claim for a regular starting berth in the side. Won a soft-looking penalty in the second half with his good running from deep.

  • Fernando Torres
    207
    21
    3.50

    Fernando Torres

    Linked the play up expertly in the first half before finally troubling the scoreboard in the second by netting with a powerful header.

  • Lucas Piazon
    133
    15
    3.50

    Lucas Piazon

    Drifted in off the left flank to good effect, getting involved in the play and dovetailing beautifully with Bertrand at times. A great prospect for the future.

  • Juan Mata
    153
    50
    4.50

    Juan Mata Top of the Match

    Pulled the strings and fashioned chance after chance in the first half, finally getting the goal his efforts deserved after a series of marvellous one-twos with Romeu and Torres. Finished the game with three assists to his name.

Substitutions

  • Eden Hazard
    93
    50

    Eden Hazard

    Came on as the game wound down and kept the ball neatly, but with the hosts on auto-pilot by that point, had little opportunity to make a real impact.

  • Marko Marin
    115
    10
    3.00

    Marko Marin

    Involved in the build-up to the team's sixth goal and was willing to try and take on and beat his man during a promising cameo.

  • Oscar
    106
    50
    3.00

    Oscar

    Came on for Ramires in the second half and occupied a deeper role than we're usually accustomed to seeing him play, but was typically inventive both on and off the ball.

  • Dorus De Vries
    8
    18
    2.00

    Dorus De Vries

    Little he could have done about any of the goals. Constantly left exposed by a ropey back four in front of him.

  • Richard Stearman
    11
    18
    1.00

    Richard Stearman Flop of the Match

    Truly awful and two of Chelsea's goals came down his side. Looked clumsy on the ball and was caught out of position all evening.

  • Ronald Zubar
    5
    14
    2.00

    Ronald Zubar

    Given little support and looked ill at ease with Moses' pace. Should have tracked Mata better for the third goal and beaten in the air for Moses' sixth goal. An evening to forget.

  • Danny Batth
    2
    12
    2.00

    Danny Batth

    Troubled by Torres' clever movement and given a real lesson in an inexperienced defence.

  • Georg Margreitter
    2
    14
    1.50

    Georg Margreitter

    Looks too short to play at centre-back and was beaten in the air time and time again, with Torres giving him the runraround.

  • Slawomir Peszko
    5
    13
    2.00

    Slawomir Peszko

    Should have scored in the first half after turning Terry and Bertrand superbly before rounding Turnbull, but only hit the side-netting.

  • Stephen Hunt
    4
    17
    2.00

    Stephen Hunt

    Booed throughout the game and it showed. The only time you saw him involved were during the rare occasions Wolves got a set-piece and was hauled off at the break.

  • R. Boukari
    3
    13
    2.50

    R. Boukari

    Didn't look up for the fight after they went in at the break three goals down, but momentarily threatened in the second half after beating Azpilicueta down the left before being subbed off.

  • David Davis
    2
    13
    2.00

    David Davis

    Similarly anonymous as the visitors struggled to get a grip on the game in midfield. Overrun by Romeu and Ramires.

  • David Edwards
    2
    14
    2.50

    David Edwards

    Linked play up well whenever the ball was in Chelsea's half, but was fighting a losing battle against the hosts' energy.

  • Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
    6
    13
    2.00

    Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson

    Isolated up front and lacked both service and support during a deeply frustrating night for the forward.

Substitutions

  • Anthony Forde
    2
    11
    2.50

    Anthony Forde

    Could do little to stem the tide that was the constant flow of attacks from the opposition's midfield, despite putting in a decent shift.

  • Frank Nouble
    6
    8
    2.50

    Frank Nouble

    Rarely involved despite his work-rate and the result was already assured, but had a couple of efforts well blocked by Cahill in quick succession late on from inside the box.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Negredo Negredo
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Lee Tomlin Lee Tomlin
Striker
Middlesbrough
5 2
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Striker
Manchester United
4 1
Saido Berahino Saido Berahino
Striker
West Brom
4 1