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December 5, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ B. Nijhuis‎
Attendance:‬ 40084‎
 
38′ (PG) David Luiz
Joshua John 46′
45+2′ Fernando Torres
 
51′ Gary Cahill
 
 
63′ Juan Mata
 
71′ Oscar
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chelsea 6-1 Nordsjaelland

The Blues' European defence comes to a premature end despite an emphatic win over the Danish champions, with Fernando Torres finally re-finding his scoring touch

By Josh Clarke

  • Petr Cech
    112
    5
    3.00

    Petr Cech

    Made some decent saves whenever called upon. Denied Stokholm well from the penalty spot, and could do little about Jonh's deft lob.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    95
    23
    3.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    A much more assured performance at right-back than in recent times, defending and attacking with his usual muscular gusto.

  • Ashley Cole
    102
    9
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    Bombed forward down the left with typical enthusiasm, and was rarely tested defensively.

  • David Luiz
    116
    5
    3.00

    David Luiz

    Had little to deal with in his own area, and dispatched the penalty which put his side ahead emphatically.

  • Gary Cahill
    81
    31
    3.00

    Gary Cahill

    Caught out slightly by John for Nordsjaelland's consolation, but looped a superb header over Hansen to redeem himself.

  • Oriol Romeu
    74
    48
    3.00

    Oriol Romeu

    Efficient if unspectacular in the midfield, providing perfectly adequate cover for Mikel in the face of little opposition.

  • Ramires
    104
    18
    3.00

    Ramires

    Benitez does not seem to grant him as much license to get forward as Di Matteo did, but he patrolled the middle of the park well.

  • Victor Moses
    109
    60
    3.50

    Victor Moses

    Another encouraging display. Took on defenders at every opportunity, and his pass for Torres' first goal was delightful.

  • Eden Hazard
    128
    70
    3.50

    Eden Hazard

    Some of his link-up play with Mata was sublime, and he deserved more than an assist for the run which led to Torres' second.

  • Fernando Torres
    277
    30
    4.00

    Fernando Torres Top of the Match

    Worked hard, and showed a killer instinct to take his goals which he has sorely lacked in recent months. Now to do it against decent opposition...

  • Juan Mata
    132
    71
    4.00

    Juan Mata

    Once again highlighted he is a class act, constantly probing with precise passing and dribbling until his withdrawal for Ferreira with 16 minutes left.

Substitutions

  • Paulo Ferreira
    113
    16
    2.50

    Paulo Ferreira

    Came on for the last 15 minutes as Chelsea finally contented themselves with the scoreline.

  • Ryan Bertrand
    62
    45
    2.50

    Ryan Bertrand

    Came on for Cole with half an hour remaining and was solid enough.

  • Oscar
    104
    66
    3.00

    Oscar

    Replaced Ramires with 25 minutes left and promptly scored his fifth goal in this season's Champions League with the kind of class we have come to expect.

  • Jesper Hansen
    10
    5
    2.50

    Jesper Hansen

    Stood little chance for any of Chelsea's goals, and was left exposed by a hapless defence.

  • Patrick Mtiliga
    4
    4
    2.00

    Patrick Mtiliga

    Was a little unfortunate to concede a penalty for a dubious handball, but did not cover himself in glory over the course of the evening.

  • Michael Parkhurst
    4
    3
    2.00

    Michael Parkhurst

    Worked hard, but looked out of his depth against such illustrious opposition and went home with only a booking to show for his efforts.

  • Mark Gundelach
    4
    4
    2.50

    Mark Gundelach

    Industrious in the midfield but could not prevent Ramires and Romeu running the show.

  • Ivan Runje
    5
    4

    Ivan Runje

    Only lasted 10 minutes before being stretchered off through injury.

  • Anders Christiansen
    5
    3
    2.50

    Anders Christiansen

    Won his team a penalty when his shot struck the arm of Cahill, but Stokholm undid all his good work with a poor effort from the spot.

  • Enock Kofi Adu
    6
    3
    2.50

    Enock Kofi Adu

    Acquitted himself well in the early exchanges, but faded as Chelsea's midfield sparked into life.

  • Nikolai Stokholm
    5
    8
    1.50

    Nikolai Stokholm Flop of the Match

    To put it mildly, a night to forget. He almost slammed the ball into his own net from Moses' low centre, only to be saved by his own crossbar, and then missed the penalty which would have given his team the lead.

  • K. Lorentzen
    5
    6
    3.00

    K. Lorentzen

    Played a lovely pass into John for his side's only goal, and only moment of quality.

  • Mario Ticinovic
    4
    8
    2.00

    Mario Ticinovic

    Had almost no influence up front before being replaced by Issah with 25 minutes remaining.

  • Joshua John
    15
    4
    3.00

    Joshua John

    Had next to no service all night, but took his goal superbly.

Substitutions

  • Henrik Kildentoft
    5
    4
    2.50

    Henrik Kildentoft

    Came on for Christiansen with half an hour left, but by then the match was already over.

  • Mikkel Beckmann
    4
    4
    2.00

    Mikkel Beckmann

    Replaced Runje and conceded his side's first penalty with a blatant handball.

  • K. Issah
    4
    3
    2.50

    K. Issah

    Came on for Ticinovic with 25 minutes remaining, but his cameo was little more than a run-out.

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