A glorified spectator for the most part, he made one good stop to deflect a fierce low Weimann attempt onto the bar in the second half.
Often the free man while Ivanovic took on Benteke, and for the most part enjoyed a trouble-free afternoon. Produced one fantastic sliding clearance to deny Benteke a simple tap-in after the break, though.
Combined well with Moses down the right all afternoon, and his precise cross gave Torres the chance to break the deadlock just three minutes in.
Passed his first real test in the Chelsea midfield with flying colours, showing skill, tenacity and an impressive range of passing. Capped a fine display with a Didier Drogba-esque free kick on the half-hour mark.
Handled the aerial threat of Benteke expertly, and showed typically sharp instincts in the opposition area to bag his 11th Chelsea goal before the break.
Had no real direct opponent to deal with defensively on the left, meaning he was free to bomb forward and join up with his team's attacks whenever he got the chance - which, as it turned out, was quite often.
Not his most influential performance, but still controlled the tempo of his side's play, passing and probing in the final third, and was only denied a place on the scoresheet by a fine Guzan save.
Toyed with Villa's inexperienced defenders throughout, winning several free kicks in the final third and constantly finding his team-mates in space. Netted Chelsea's seventh emphatically late on.
Tormented Lichaj with his pace, strength and skill at every opportunity, and delivered numerous dangerous crosses. The bounce in his play suggests he is enjoying himself at the moment.
Spread the play excellently from a deeper position, repeatedly succeeding in pulling the Villa defence from left to right and giving Chelsea's creative players more room to cause havoc. Scored a sumptuous half-volley from range after the break.
Led the line superbly after two fairly anonymous performances against Corinthians and Leeds, bursting into life with a bullet header just three minutes in and torturing his youthful opponents. There will be tougher tests than this to pass, however.
Made a string of fine stops, but could do nothing to prevent an emphatic scoreline becoming an embarrassment. Made a good save from Piazon's penalty, for what it's worth.
Is not yet experienced enough to lead and organise such a young defence against such high-quality opposition. He gave Torres too much space for Chelsea's first, and struggled with the Spaniard's movement all afternoon. He never tried to hide, though, and always looked to direct his team-mates.
Faced with a fluid and highly motivated Chelsea attack, he looked well out of his depth. Was repeatedly pulled out of position as he found himself outwitted in the air and on the floor.
Had no answer to the threat of Moses, and the Nigerian could do pretty much as he pleased on the right flank.
Fared reasonably well in possession, but was humiliated every time Hazard deigned to run at him.
Tried to set the tempo for his side when he got the ball, but his efforts were undermined by hardly ever getting the blasted thing.
Could do nothing to prevent Chelsea comfortably winning the midfield battle. Also gave away the free kick which allowed Luiz to double the Blues' lead, and the penalty which allowed Oscar to add a sixth.
Worked hard, but his poor distribution contributed to Villa being unable to hold onto possession for any real length of time.
Quite good defensively until Luiz doubled Chelsea's lead, but thereafter went to pieces along with his team-mates.
Industrious as ever, and forced the only real save of the afternoon out of Cech.
Disappointingly anonymous. Starved of service, but did nothing to help his case by straying offside seemingly at every possible opportunity.
Replaced Lampard on the hour mark and once again exhibited his blistering pace and composed finishing to get a fifth for his side. Netted a second late on.
Came on for Torres for the last 20 minutes and finally scored his first Premier League goal from the penalty spot.
Replaced Mata with 15 minutes to go, and almost immediately showed his talent with a surgically precise pass through to Ramires to get Chelsea's fifth. A missed penalty will slightly take the shine off what was a promising Premier League debut.