Made athletic saves from Albelda and Feghouli piledrivers, although came close to conceding when Alba slammed a left-foot shot against his near post.
It has taken a while to come but this was a disciplined and organised display by the under-fire Brazilian. Combative in the air and on the deck. Can he produce this sort of performance on the domestic stage?
Got beaten for pace early on but settled down to produce a solid display and make some important interceptions, although he did not venture forward much.
Nuggety display at right-back. Tracked his runners, read the game well and tidied up any problems.
Organised and committed display by the Chelsea skipper. Barely put a foot wrong.
Dovetailed well with Drogba and played a big hand in the first goal with his neat touch and deft pass to the No.11.
Broke forward from midfield to lethal effect, scoring the second goal with a superb run and fine finish that kidded Alves. His decision-making was mixed but showed great energy unitl he was withdrawn with half an eye on next Monday's home clash with Manchester City.
Did not quite do enough to secure a starting spot against Manchester City but showed glimpses of his passing range and tigerishly closely down the space.
Read the game superbly to sniff out danger and his smooth distribution with both feet provided the foundation for his team's excellent display.
Sensational display that showed he is still the top Drog at the Bridge and a formidable force at this level. Scored the first and third, created the second and caused mayhem every time he had the ball. Valencia had no answer whatsoever. Received a sustained standing ovation when he was subbed.
Veered between the inspired and the frustrating, although his dribbling and pace on the counter-attack frequently brought the home crowd to their feet.
Came to west London with a growing reputation but did not enhance it. Offered only a weak left hand to Drogba's first goal and was kidded by Ramires into leaving a big gap by his near post for the second.
Looked uncomfortable when Chelsea counter-attacked with pace and aggression and struggled to handle Drogba.
Involved in some of Valencia's best attacks and his pace on the counter-attack was always a useful weapon. Dropped back to left-back for the last half-hour.
Nearly provided Valencia with an instant reply to Drogba's opener when his left-foot rocket cannoned off the post from an impossibly tight angle. But otherwise disappointed and was withdrawn early in the second half.
Not a happy return to England for the former Liverpool right-back, even though he was often the spare man when Valencia attacked and whipped in some fine crosses.
Could not cope with the power and ambition of Chelsea's attackers, culminating in his horrible defending to allow Ramires through on goal for the home side's second.
A bright and energetic display. Nearly pulled one back for his team with a second-half piledriver.
Got stuck in and helped his team dominate possession but was not quite crafty enough to catch out Chelsea's solid rearguard.
Had a 30-yard rocket brilliantly saved by Cech early on and his smooth passing helped Valencia dominate possession.
Manful display but the ball would not drop for the prolific striker and he was kept at bay more comfortably than many would have imagined.
His touch and poise in an advanced midfield role caught the eye but did not offer enough cutting edge.
- 22 R. Turnbull
- 19 Paulo Ferreira
- 8 F. Lampard
Replaced Mata late on.
J. Obi Mikel
There was some disappointment in the crowd when the Nigerian replaced Ramires but he helped slow the game down.
- 21 S. Kalou
Got little opportunity to sniff out the goal that he badly needs.