Hardly had a meaningful save to make as the visitors failed to really get efforts in on his goal.
Found it difficult to cope with the directness of McManaman when the Wigan man attacked down his flank, and was probably thankful that he was not targeted too often. Missed a good headed chance from a corner.
D. De Fauw
A solid performer out on the right, often thwarting the opposition attempts to breach his side, and releasing the ball effectively once in possession.
Did what was required of him with minimal fuss at the back, though admittedly, Wigan did not often make it hard for him to perform his duties.
Earned himself a needless booking for dissent towards the referee, but was otherwise a useful deterrent in the middle of the park.
Disciplined display in the centre of the park, helping his team to retain possession. He did not neglect his defensive duties for a second either.
B. Malanda Adje
Robust and strong in the air in both boxes, though he will be disappointed that he could not steer one of his headed chances home.
His extremely physical nature and off the ball movement caused many problems for the Wigan centre backs, and though he was often frustrated in his attempts to get on the end of chances, he was always a handful to deal with.
Orchestrated virtually every positive offensive move for the home side, showing poise and vision beyond his years. His silky footwork was reminiscent of older brother Eden's best at Stamford Bridge, and based on tonight, Chelsea have quite a talent on their hands.
Grew into the game after a lethargic first half, but it was still not enough to prise open the defence. Booked for a careless challenge towards the end of the first half.
Came to the fore late on with a few alert displays of goalkeeping to keep out Zulte. A well-earned clean sheet.
Made a handful of vital interceptions to prevent Habibou from finding a way through towards goal, and his physicality was an asset in defence.
Rarely looked to venture forward and provide support to the attack, but his flank was breached once or twice by the likes of Thorgan Hazard on the counter.
Had a few testing moments dealing with the physical threat of Habibou, but saw a good attempt saved at the other end on a foray forward following a corner.
A decent debut for the Stoke City loanee, and he did come mightily close to getting his name on the scoresheet with a flick from a corner that went just wide. Saw appeals for a handball against him go his way late on.
Often frustrated and stymied in his attempts to get forward, as the lack of service made him a relatively easy target to pick up for the opposition defence.
Refreshingly direct on the flanks, constantly driving right at his man and aiming to get to the byline. His end product was not always consistent, but he did manage to fire in a few testing crosses.
Nearly cost his side a goal when he was caught dwelling on the ball just outside his own box, and picked up a deserved booking for a careless lunge. Redeemed himself somewhat with a last-ditch block late on to prevent a goal.
Did largely what was expected of him on the ball, but was lacked any real dynamism or skill to carve open the opposition ranks.
Came within inches of giving his side the lead early on when he smacked a well-taken half-volley off the post. Provided a cool head in the middle of the park.
More than once, he got on the ball in good attacking positions, but his decision making, or lack thereof, let him down, as his hesitancy was noticeable.