Pulled off a world-class save, tipping the ball over the bar to save Palacios the embarrassment of an own goal. Undid all his good work by spilling Drogba's effort into the net and giving away a needless penalty, yet redeemed himself with the save. Classic hero to zero, and then back again to hero,
Kept Kalou quiet for long periods, but struggled against the pace and power of Drogba once the Ivorian was introduced. Managed one excellent block on the goal line to deny Malouda. Booked.
Was not in a mood to be diplomatic and Malouda will have felt the full force of a handful of full-blooded Scottish challenges. Foraged forward with ease and put in some decent crosses.
Looked every inch the composed and classy defender Spurs fans have come to know and love with a batch of blocks and tackles to deny a frustrated Chelsea forward line. Unlucky to lose Drogba for the equaliser.
An assured performance from the Frenchman, summed up by a wonderfully acrobatic block to deny Anelka at the end of the first half.
Spurs' most dangerous man all evening, with a series of jinking runs, giving Cole problems for 90 minutes but, as usual, found his final ball to be lacking on plenty of occasions. Drilled a shot just wide on 77 minutes.
The little magician in the centre of the park, finding space with ease and breezing past the Blue shirts at times. Had a chance to score towards the end of the first half but dragged his shot wide from the edge of the area.
Did all Modric's dirty work and kept things as simply as he possibly could all afternoon in a role that will seldom see him shine, but deserves plaudits for his performance. Take off in the dying minutes injured.
Was the target of heavy Chelsea defending, often doubled up on and struggling to find space. Took him half and hour to stretch his legs with his first run, but won't be happy with his performance.
Looked like the player that lit up Euro 2008 for Russia all those years ago and took his goal superbly. Earned the standing ovation that met his withdrawal for Keane with 15 minutes left.
Was not the leading light for the home side and found his chances limited. Flashed a shot wide just after the break and was soon replaced by Crouch.
Perhaps should have got down quicker to stop Pavlyuchenko's strike but had little else to deal with as the home team found it difficult to find the target.
Won the much anticipated battle with Gareth Bale early on and only lost the flying Welsh winger once. Was soon the one posing questions going forward in a performance the Portuguese can be proud of.
Looked like a man playing out of position and struggled against the pace and passion of Spurs' front two.
Did not enjoy playing against the impish Lennon and lost his man too many times. Cut a frustrating figure for long periods and struggled to make his usual impact in the final third.
Shaky to begin with and will be disappointed to have lost Pavlyuchenko for the game's opening goal, but grew in stature at the game progressed and made a handful of important blocks and characteristic bursts forward.
J. Obi Mikel
Another passenger in the Chelsea midfield, losing out to Modric and Palacios on more occasions than he will be happy with. Didn't reappear for the second half, switched for Drogba.
Another frustrated figure in blue as the Frenchman found time and space rationed by an organised Spurs back line. Did manage to whip in a few crosses but couldn't find his target each time.
Another underwhelming performance from the Brazilian, who has failed to capture the imagination of the Blues faithful, and looked decidedly second best for large periods of the game today. Saved from a lower rating after a good block on Crouch and winning Chelsea's late penalty.
Offered the best chances of Chelsea's three-pronged attack but couldn't convert a hat-trick of headed chances in the first half.
Had a goal rightly ruled out for offside in the first period but worked hard in the lone role up front which handed him little reward.
- 22 R. Turnbull
- 38 P. van Aanholt
- 43 J. Bruma
- 46 J. McEachran
Made his long awaited return after a lengthy spell out, coming on for Malouda.
Don't underestimate the impact of the Ivorian, who revitalised the Blues with his introduction and took his goal very well. Missed a last minute penalty and booked late on.
Replaced Kalou but failed to shine.