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October 23, 2012 7:45 PM BST
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Oscar 88′
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Player Ratings: Shakhtar 2-1 Chelsea

The European champions suffer defeat in Ukraine thanks to goals from Alex Teixeira and Fernandinho, with Oscar's late consolation not enough to save the Blues from defeat

By Chris Teale

  • Andriy Pyatov
    35
    11
    3.00

    Andriy Pyatov

    Looked comfortable when called upon, but he was rarely tested by Chelsea’s attacking players.

  • Olexandr Kucher
    13
    16
    3.50

    Olexandr Kucher

    Was solid in the centre of defence and could have scored a goal of his own with a shot that was parried away by Petr Cech in the first half. Booked for clever foul on Hazard.

  • R. Raţ
    14
    13
    3.50

    R. Raţ

    Proved to be a real headache for Ivanovic down Shakhtar’s left as he came forward on numerous occasions and showcased some delightful passes.

  • Darijo Srna
    38
    16
    4.00

    Darijo Srna

    Was a crucial attacking outlet on the right as he came forward numerous times and sent in some superb balls from set-pieces. Gave Ashley Cole a torrid time in Chelsea’s defence, and the Englishman had no response.

  • Yaroslav Rakytskyy
    16
    12
    3.50

    Yaroslav Rakytskyy

    Defensively superb alongside Kucher as they shackled the European champions’ attacking threat and constantly looked to play an attacking ball forward.

  • Tomas Hubschmann
    17
    14
    3.50

    Tomas Hubschmann

    Played an uncompromising role in the middle of Shakhtar’s midfield and managed to keep Oscar and Hazard virtually anonymous throughout, but picked up a late booking for a foul on Ramires.

  • Fernandinho
    79
    14
    4.50

    Fernandinho Top of the Match

    Absolutely superb in the middle of the park, showing some superb movement and a full array of passes. Deserved his goal in the second half, which was a well-taken finish placed calmly past Cech.

  • Willian
    82
    14
    4.50

    Willian

    Was a genuine threat all night for the home side, giving Chelsea problems every time he had the ball. Should perhaps have had a goal of his own, but was the heartbeat of Shakhtar’s attacking moves before being replaced by Douglas Costa.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    24
    16
    3.00

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Had a couple of superb chances, but the club’s top goalscorer this season was unable to find the net and was overshadowed somewhat by his Brazilian team-mates.

  • Alex Teixeira
    28
    14
    4.00

    Alex Teixeira

    Took advantage of an error by the Blues defenders to score the first goal, and otherwise looked dangerous going forward before being replaced by Ilsinho in the 82nd minute.

  • Luiz Adriano
    23
    10
    3.50

    Luiz Adriano

    Used his strength to good effect when up against Chelsea’s defenders, and held the ball up well to bring in Fernandinho and Willian. However, could not create any genuine chances of his own.

Substitutions

  • Douglas Costa
    13
    11

    Douglas Costa

    Brought on for Willian in the 88th minute, but had no time to make any telling contributions in the game.

  • Ilsinho
    13
    9

    Ilsinho

    Replaced Alex Teixeira in the 82nd minute, but had too little time to make an impact.

  • Petr Cech
    140
    14
    4.00

    Petr Cech

    Kept Chelsea in the game with some superb saves having been powerless to prevent the opening goal, with his defence looking poor throughout.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    128
    24
    2.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Tried long, raking passes that almost always failed, while struggling to deal with Rat marauding forward on the left-hand side. Did redeem himself somewhat by providing the cross for Oscar's goal.

  • Ashley Cole
    67
    69
    2.00

    Ashley Cole

    Was happy to gallop forward when he had the chance, but really struggled to cope with the attacking threat of Darijo Srna and was yellow carded for a rash tackle.

  • David Luiz
    68
    104
    2.00

    David Luiz

    Made a poor tackle that led to the home side’s first goal and looked lost defensively, almost gifting Shakhtar a goal on a few occasions.

  • John Terry
    65
    113
    2.00

    John Terry

    Made his return to the side as captain and was partly to blame for Shakhtar’s first goal while also being dominated by Luiz Adriano in particular.

  • Ramires
    79
    58
    2.00

    Ramires

    Another industrious performance, but he struggled to keep Shakhtar’s attacking players at bay and could not make any telling contributions with the ball at his feet.

  • Frank Lampard
    36
    141
    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    Made his 100th appearance in European competition for Chelsea, but it was a night to forget as the Englishman was taken off inside 18 minutes with an injury and replaced by Eden Hazard.

  • Oscar
    93
    101
    3.00

    Oscar

    Shackled by Hubschman throughout and struggled to find any rhythm in his passing as the Ukrainians kept him very quiet, but swept home a consolation goal for the away side late in the game.

  • John Obi Mikel
    133
    147
    1.50

    John Obi Mikel Flop of the Match

    Struggled to cope with the Shakhtar midfield, and often left Ramires hopelessly exposed against the onslaught from the home side's attacking players.

  • Fernando Torres
    180
    117
    2.50

    Fernando Torres

    Was isolated up front on his own and tried his best as he showed good strength and skill to ward off the home side’s defenders. However, he could not gain any chances and was replaced by Daniel Sturridge on 70 minutes.

  • Juan Mata
    51
    146
    2.50

    Juan Mata

    Could not replicate his recent Premier League form in the face of some superb defending from the home side, and could not find the passing touch that had been ever-present in recent weeks.

Substitutions

  • Eden Hazard
    63
    151
    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Replaced the injured Frank Lampard after 18 minutes, but struggled to create any space and found his passing game was inadequate for most of the game.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    50
    150
    2.50

    Daniel Sturridge

    Was brought on to replaced Fernando Torres in the 70th minute, but was unable to make any telling contributions in his cameo.

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