Excellent diving stop low to his left kept out Adam's first half effort. Had little to do thereafter and distributed well with his feet.
Again looked slow and twice brought down Crouch cynically when the striker showed quick feet out on the touchline. Possibly still has his Barcelona nightmare on his mind.
Not his commanding best as he was booked early on and continued to commit fouls. Did make the odd clearing header from set-pieces.
Got forward at every opportunity but other than early shot that was blocked by Wilson he was rarely found. Kept Arnautovic quiet on the Stoke left.
Showed Odemwingie a clean set of heels early on but couldn't quite replicate that until he found space to set up Toure for the opener. Kept Odemwingie quiet when he got forward.
Forced to sit deeper due to Pellegrini's tactics, he never really got going in terms of attacking play. Lost the ball far too often and even his free-kicks were tame. Eventually made a timely intervention once he was pushed further up the pitch.
Tested Begovic twice in the first half with efforts from outside the area while he kept the ball in midfield with relative ease. Booking for a trip on Odemwingie may have led to him being replaced in the second half.
Not his vibrant best in and around the box despite being given license to roam behind the front two. Misplaced too many passes in encouraging positions.
Found himself in space on plenty of occasions but failed to make any telling passes from midfield. Looked slightly off the pace as he returned to league action.
Lacked the movement that made him such a problem for defences earlier in the season, though decent link-up play did create chance for Dzeko in the first half. Substituted soon after the break.
Incurred the wrath of the home supporters as he struggled to make any impact on the game. Went close with a curling effort in the first half before he inexplicably missed from two yards after the break.
Got plenty of his body to Toure's goal but couldn't keep it out. Also spilled an earlier shot, but did save well from Fernandinho and Garcia.
Put his body on the line for his team throughout, with a stunning block to deny Zabaleta the best of the bunch. Dealt with Negredo and Dzeko with relative ease.
Dragged out of position at times but was still strong at the heart of the visitors' defence. Caused some problems from set-pieces.
Made a number of impressive blocks as he almost played as a centre-half when Stoke were defending. Showed decent pace on rare occasion he was able to take players on.
Made some excellent tackles on the right, though left Kolarov in too much space for him to create the opening goal.
Dragged an early effort wide before he was denied by a superb Hart save. Inhibited slightly by first-half booking, though never stopped running.
Was strong in the tackle and played some excellent passes from the middle of the park. The heartbeat of the battling visitors, though sacrificed as they chased an equaliser.
After being left behind by Kolarov early on he grew into his role as right wing-back. Couldn't make as much as an impact in an attacking sense.
Quick feet left Demichelis trailing in his wake on at least two occasions while his aerial presence caused Kompany problems. Did well to get back and defend when the Potters lost possession.
Showed the odd nice touch but wasn't quite at his creative best. Marked Zabaleta well before being replaced in the second half.
Ran himself into the dirt but saw the game largely pass him by. Struggled to get involved in an attacking sense and got in good positions defensively.