Smart early save from Whitehead's shot. Otherwise untroubled.
Missed great early chance after clever run onto Essien's ball. Unlucky to see second effort rattle back off crossbar. A constant threat.
Unflappable and composed - rapidly becoming Chelsea's defensive rock.
Largely untroubled. Visionary slide rule pass for opening goal.
Just as in the last home game, shaky early on defensively, this time against a canny Etherington. Improved as half progressed and made inroads into opposition half.
Lovely, smooth finish for opening goal. Contributed well via channels and infield alike.
J. Obi Mikel
Built well on encouraging display at Wigan last week. Poised and confident in possession
Uncharacteristically weak penalty attempt easily saved, but otherwise decent display, linking fluently with attack, although tired in second half
Hard for Stoke to track, with his now-customary drops into midfield to collect possession. Almost created second for Drogba with pinpoint cross before his industry won the second penalty.
Won penalty early on, and his often-underrated movement came to the fore, as exemplified by excellent drop-off to loft pass in for Cole during first half. Crucial block on the line after Etherington shot beat Cech before scoring penalty for second.
Routine save from Lampard's penalty, but spoiled solid performance with rush out to trip Anelka.
Solid enough, but little opportunity to break out and support attacks.
Rash lunge to concede first penalty, but competed well otherwise.
Given nightmares by Chelsea's fluid forward movement, and constantly exposed around the back by Cole.
Hardly suited to full-back at the best of times, but his relative lack of mobility was often exposed by Chelsea's thrusting wide men.
You know what you're getting - monster throws and no-frills midfield graft. Didn't disappoint in that respect, though Chelsea are better equipped to deal with Delap's trademark launches than most.
Made early inroads down the left and created some half-chances. Booked for 'tactical foul' on Anelka. Came closest to scoring for the Potters with shot cleared off line in second period.
Promising early burst from midfield went unrewarded. Booked for crude challenge on Cole as frustration mounted.
Might have made more of early back post chance provided by Etherington. Otherwise quiet.
Gently feeling his way back into action after injury setback; limited impact but coach Pulis will simply be happy to see him come through unscathed