Made some fairly regulation stops in the opening 45 minutes. One hairy moment when he slipped during a clearance, but got away with it. Could do nothing about Diame's goal though.
Made good interceptions and looked calm on the ball. Was rarely troubled in the second half, and shepherded the strikers well.
Made some good interventions in the first half, and was effective in an attacking role. Was not troubled too much in the second half.
Was not too troubled at the back, playing the ball nicely and did well for the opening goal, keeping possession before feeding Meireles for the cross.
Dealt well with Beausejour in the first half, but the winger caused him more problems in the second. Was well offside when he put the ball in the net, but made an even more telling contribution by blocking a certain goal from Di Santo seconds later.
Made a good tackle on Moses as Wigan threatened to hit Chelsea on the counter after 20 minutes. Gave the ball away quite frequently, much to the fans' annoyance.
Had an early opportunity but did not sort his feet out and volleyed so wide it went out for a throw. Did not offer much for a lot of the game - his one real contribution was a cross that Drogba headed goalwards.
A couple of nice flicks early on, but was a bit sloppy in his passing. Had a good chance after some great footwork, but could only shoot straight at Al-Habsi. Came into it a bit more in the second half, but skied his only real effort. Was in the right place at the right time though to grab all three points.
Played a couple of passes and flicks that gave away the ball in the opening 45 minutes, and the fans let him know about it. Could have squared for Torres late on, but elected to shoot and missed at the front post, with the fans really getting on his back.
Came close after 26 minutes with a shot that went just wide. Had one header cleared off the line and another acrobatically saved before half-time. Held the ball up well. Picked out a great cross for the eventual winner.
Ali Al Habsi
Made some vital stops in the first half, keeping his team in the game. His distribution was sometimes lacking, but had a good game.
A very solid performance from the centre-back giving as good as he got in the battle with Drogba. Won plenty of high balls and also did well when bringing the ball out.
Enjoyed some good link up play with Beausejour in the first half, but slotted in very centrally when defending, and did well.
Good game for the centre-back, winning plenty of aerial duels and keeping the team well organised.
Did not get many opportunities to venture forward, but did very well in marking Daniel Sturridge out of the game in the second half.
Looked good on the ball in support of Di Santo. Caused problems as he dropped in between attack and midfield, and generally gave Michael Essien a tough day.
His pace caused the Chelsea defence some trouble, as he frequently turned and ran at them. Fired off a shot that Cech dealt with after 25 minutes. Carried on in the same vein in the second half, and was the best player on show.
Was not too involved in the first half, but got more action in the second and caused some problems with his crossing. Did well tracking back as well.
Did well as Wigan pressed high up the pitch in the first half, and looked good in possession.
Made a good surge early on to take the ball and hand it to Di Santo, whose shot was deflected wide. Harried all game and linked well with McArthur when on the ball.
F. Di Santo
Sometimes didn ot put in the running, but battled well throughout the game and was unlucky to see his shot cleared off the line by Ivanovic.
- 22 R. Turnbull
- 17 José Bosingwa
- 19 Paulo Ferreira
J. Obi Mikel
Came on to keep things tight as time ticked away.
- 6 Oriol Romeu
Came off the bench and had a couple of great chances after some good running, but lost his footing on both occasions. Hit a great volley and was unlucky to see it cannon back off the post, but it all ended well for the striker.
Came on late to aid the counterattacks.
- 1 C. Kirkland
- 23 R. Stam
- 7 Crusat
Played some good passing and switched the play well when he was introduced.
- 14 Jordi Gómez
A great introduction. He took his goal expertly, firing a vicious shot into the bottom corner.
Battled well when he came on, giving Cahill difficulties.