Was guilty of being far too causal for Aguero's rocket goal but made fine near-post saves from both the striker and Silva.
In his first start for three weeks, the England defender kept both Nasri and Navas quiet but offered little threat going forward.
Showed unquestioned commitment but struggled to cope with the movement and cunning of Aguero and Silva. Unable to close the angle for the equaliser.
Was combative, diligent and influential at set pieces in both boxes. Did get troubled by Silva's cunning but kept his head above water.
The Chelsea skipper displayed sound leadership and organisation throughout.
The 35-year-old was overwhelmed by the pace of the game and the industry of City's midfield. Tends to look increasingly pedestrian in the marquee matches - and this was no exception. Subbed after 65 minutes.
As effective as he was energetic, Ramires provided two brilliant first-half crosses from the right flank for Torres but neither were converted.
An off-key display in the No10 role. His passing was unsteady and caused little damage.
His work-rate was impeccable but the Belgian was caught in possession too often and caused little alarm. Subbed after 83 minutes.
Justified his selection ahead of Mata with the opening goal and some smart movement across the front line. Subbed after 65 minutes.
His most complete display yet in a big Chelsea game. Blazed wildly over at 0-0 but was the best player on the pitch in the first half as he brought the Bridge to its feet with his dynamism, aggression and turbo-charged bursts of acceleration. Brilliantly created the opener for Schurrle before smashing the crossbar with a howitzer. Was quieter in the second half but delighted the Bridge with a late winner.
His calamitous error in added time resulted in a dropped point for his team. Lost his head time when he raced from his goal and failed to collect Nastasic's back-header.
Struggled to deal with Torres' pace and was guilty of poor communication with Hart late on as his back-header was seized up by the striker for the winner.
Was given a coating by Chelsea's nimble attackers. Torn to shreds by Torres in the build-up to the opener as the hosts continually preyed on his defensive weaknesses and lack of adequate cover.
A tigerish display from the feisty Argentine. Made a string of important blocks, although rationed his always-threatening forward gallops.
This was a difficult debut. Demichelis lost Schurrle for the Chelsea goal and was all at sea in the opening period but grew more comfortable as the game progressed.
Was ostensibly stationed on the left flank but with the licence to roam - and made the most of it. Silva was at the heart of City's best play with his touch, vision and clever passing.
Was unable to influence the match as much as City would have hoped on a rare off-day for the Ivorian.
A peripheral figure in the first half, Nasri never gave up and provided a smart, threaded pass for Aguero's goal. Subbed midway through second half.
Bossed the midfield at times in perhaps his best display yet for City.
Proved diligent enough as a defensive screen but some of his tackles were mistimed and he wasted a brilliant headed chance at 1-1.
An outstanding demonstration of the centre-forward's art. Threatened every time he had the ball and stunned Stamford Bridge with an outrageous, first-time equaliser, his fifth goal in a week.